For all those who have been personally victimised by mosquitos.
Hands up if you’ve ever been personally victimised by gnats and mosquitos.
Do they seem to gravitate towards your warm, delicious blood, and leave everyone else untouched and un-itchy?
Have you ever wondered what it is that makes your blood so damn delicious for the little pesky flying bastards?
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Turns out there are a bunch of reasons! How much carbon dioxide you exude makes a difference to how appetising you are to the buggers.
People with a larger body mass and pregnant people produce more carbon dioxide, which means they’re also more likely to be bitten.
A higher body temperature could also mean you are more likely to be bitten.
Which again, makes people with a larger body mass and pregnant people more susceptible as they generally have a greater body temperature. Everyone is also at greater risk when they’re exercising, because this also raises your body temperature.