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July 25th, 2011

Why do some mosquitoes like me more than other people?

Some scientists suggest that certain characteristics attract mosquitoes, resulting in some of us to have more bites than others. Some of the top candidates are the amount of carbon dioxide in the breath, pregnancy, body temperature, alcohol and odorant markers based on blood type. Next time you are enjoying the great outdoors, beer may not be the best choice of beverage. Drinking just 12 ounces of beer increases your mosquito appeal, possibly because of the increase in body temperature it causes or because skin markers change when metabolizing alcohol.

How to Protect Yourself
1. Use an all natural insect repellant like Buzz Away Extreme
2. Use garlic based spray like Mosquito-Less in your yard

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