Why mosquitoes love to bite you

Are you a mosquito magnet? Here's why

Stars Insider

08/09/19 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Summer

Mosquitoes are nothing but a nuisance for many of us, but they can also carry deadly diseases, making them feared in some parts of the world. However, these bloodsucking insects seem to have a preference for some people over others, so it's important to understand why.

You may be one of those people who feels like you attract mosquitoes more than anyone else. Some say that the tiny insects are attracted to people who are sweeter, but what is the real reason you are covered in itchy red bumps?

Well, there seems to be quite a few different reasons as to why you're such a magnet for these bloodsucking creatures. But while you have a certain degree of control over some, unfortunately there's nothing you can do about others.

Browse though the gallery and check if you're a favorite among mosquitoes, why they like to bite you, and what you can do about it.

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