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Why are Mosquitoes Attracted to Some People More Than Others?

McCallum, K. (2022, June 3). Why are Mosquitos Attracted to Some People More Than Others? Houston Methodist. https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2022/jun/why-are-mosquitoes-attracted-to-some-people-more-than-others/#:~:text=And%20mosquitoes%20can%20not%20only,you%20may%20be%20to%20mosquitoes

There you were, enjoying a pleasant afternoon outdoors — until the mosquito swarm hit, that is. And as you were swatting at them left and right, the person next to you was totally untouched. What gives? Urban legend would have you believe that your blood tastes sweeter. While it's true that mosquitoes are in search of something sweet when they need energy, that's not the reason. To understand why exactly some people get fed on more than others, we have to start with how mosquitoes find us in the first place. To continue reading, follow the link above.