When the sunnier seasons roll around, we have a lot to look forward to –the sunshine, swimming, pretty flowers and... mosquitos.
That last one isn't something we'd like to add to our summer to-do list but, unfortunately, it isn't something you can really prevent. So you might just be that person that shows up at the beach covered in little red bumps.
And if you are that person, you probably think (out loud) that mosquitos bite you more than anyone else – that they specifically choose you to munch out of the rest of the group.
And when you say this out loud, people think you're being dramatic, right?
Wrong. Here's something to shove in their perfectly unbitten face next time – a mosquito's level of attraction to certain people does actually vary. So, you're right, they could be targeting you out of everyone else. And there are a few reasons why...
For example, no conclusions have ever really been made as to why this happens, but if you're a beer drinker, you are more likely to be bitten by a mosquito.
Or if you wear all black clothing – well, this actually makes it easier for a mosquito to spot you.
So, there are actual proven facts that mosquitos may be targeting you more than anyone else! If you're one of these people, watch the video to find out how to prevent it as well as what to say next time your friends call you a drama queen!