The four types of people mosquitoes love to bite

LAST UPDATED: 24 Jun, 2017 @ 20:00
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THERE are many who claim they are like catnip to mosquitoes, and they could be right. 

Health experts believe the blood-sucking insects do prefer certain types of people.

Here are a some factors that could make you mosquito bait…

Pregnant

Women who are pregnant breathe out more carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.

It’s a concerning fact in some areas of the globe given the rise in the mosquito-born Zika virus, which can cause babies to be born with serious birth defects.

Exercise

The flying insects are attracted to lactic acid, which you produce when you exercise.

So if you go out for a run in the cool of the evening, expect to return with a few bites.

Drinking alcohol

Drinking alcohol raises our body temperatures, and mosquitoes zero in on warm bodies, making you a bigger target.

Type O blood

A recent study found that people with Type O blood were 83% more likely to be bitten by mozzies.

It is thought those with Type A blood are at the lowest risk.

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