Did you know the mosquito is actually the most deadly animal in the world? According to the World Health Organization, mosquitos — which spread viruses like zika and malaria — result in the deaths of more than one million people every year.
For many people in the United States, mosquito bites are just plain pesky, and become a dreaded inevitably once the weather gets warm. Every summer, I’ve come to expect an onslaught of mosquito bites on my shins and ankles. I’ve always wondered what it is about my ankles that mosquitos find so darn appealing, because no matter what bug sprays and repellants I try, I simply cannot escape their wrath. In the video below, courtesy of Tech Insider, you’ll learn why mosquitos bite some people more than others… and it’s pretty fascinating, to say the least.
As it turns out, it has nothing to do with one’s blood, but rather the smell of one’s skin and the different combinations of bacteria on the skin.
Watch the video to learn more about the factors that draw mosquitos to some humans over others…
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