mosquitoes bite?

India
February 12, 2007 10:41am CST
Why do mosquitoes seem to bite some people, but not others?
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10 responses
@davaoguy (319)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I think the possibility of a mosquito biting you is directly proportional to your blood type. I have read somewhere that mosquitoes can "smell" your blood type and they prefer some people with a particular substance present in their blood stream. Or maybe, the you may have eaten a banana. Another trivia had revealed that eating banana would make you vulnerable to more mosquitoes.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
It's because of the food you eat. Mesquitos smell your blood and they bite people who's blood smells like something they want to eat.
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@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
I also wonder about that. It maybe because of the type of blood of the person. My husband always gets bitten by a mosquito and I don't. That's why when there is a mosquito and my husband in with me, I don't have to worry about mosquito bites! (",)
• India
19 Feb 07
hi thebestmom. you seem to be lucky. seems that mosquitoes dont like you and likes your husband more.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
2 Mar 07
My husband is like me,when we are outside togeather they love both of us so much,bet they have a time trying to figure out who should be bit first haahaa
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I happen to be one that the mosquitoes just love to bite on...I have tried all kinds of rubs to deter them and i still get bit...I do not know why some people they like more than others...
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I think mosquitoes carry germs....But I have wondered if they carry the aids virus....What do you think? say a mosquito bits someone with the aids virus ,then they come along and bit you,and even if we swat them or not ,could it be that aids can be transmitted that way??? It sounds possible....
• Singapore
2 Mar 07
Unless I have overlooked the responses above mine, there is one important factor missed. If you are generating more body heat, the higher chance is that you will be bitten before the next guy in the same room. Mosquites also hate windy places - because they have trouble maneuvering :P - so if you stay in an area when the air is relatively still, you will make an easier target.
• India
2 Mar 07
true.
@Hamlet333 (724)
• Pakistan
18 Feb 07
it depend on blood...if ur blood is sweet in taste,,,mosquito bites u and if its not sweet,,,mosquito do not bites U.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
2 Mar 07
guess my husband and i both have sweet blood
• United States
12 Feb 07
Mosquitoes just seem to be attacted more to some people than to others. I have always been the kind of person who they are attracted to. It is a good idea to spray yourself with mosquitoe repellent when you go outside. Also, a good thing to stop mosquitoe bites from itching is to rub vinegar on the affected area.
• India
19 Feb 07
hi pebbles. thanks for your idea about venegar. didn't knew that. shall try.
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
i know it sounds weird, but i rarely get mosquito bites, while my housemates often have them! i don't understand, i keep telling them, maybe the mosquitoes know who's being good to them and who aren't, lol! i don't kill them, i just swat them away.
• United States
14 Feb 07
I'm not sure why that is...they love me, if there are any mosquitoes out there, I'll find out just being where they are. I've heard that there are supplements you can take that actually repulse them, but I can't remember what they are right now. I think it's just something in people's blood that the mosquitoes are after. Whatever it is, some people have more of it, or less of it.
@minty3 (592)
• Nigeria
13 Feb 07
mosquitoes bite everyone. The problem is that some people are sensitive to its bite while others are not maybe because they have tough skin. The irony I've discovered is that mosquities tend to disturb those people who are sensitive to its bite