Results for - Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

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In one controlled study by the Journal of Medical Entomology, the bugs landed on people with blood Type O nearly twice as frequently as those with Type A. The researchers noted this has to do with secretions we produce, which tips mosquitoes off on a person’s blood type. More research needs to be conducted on mosquitoes’ potential preference for certain blood types over others, said Jonathan F. Day, an entomology professor at the University of Florida. But he agreed that mosquitoes do pick up on some cues we give off that make the bugs more likely to land on certain people.

1. Have you ever wondered why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others?

Yes
69%
2,071 votes
No
31%
929 votes

2. What is your blood type?

A
18%
549 votes
B
11%
316 votes
AB
7%
205 votes
O
24%
724 votes
I don't know my blood type
40%
1,206 votes

3. DEET is a common ingredient in insect repellents, and sprays with DEET are probably the way to go if you know you're at risk of bites. Do you think that mosquito repellents work effectively?

Yes
37%
1,123 votes
No
21%
624 votes
Undecided
33%
994 votes
Not Applicable
9%
259 votes
09/03/2019 Trivia 3048 68 By: Tellwut

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