I Like Beer. Mosquitoes Like People Who Drink Beer.
The mosquitoes are already dive-bombing your campsites, backyards, and patios with the rains and humidity lately. Unless you spray for these pests - or have a sweet bug-zapper - you can expect them to take a bite out of your summer fun.
So, why do mosquitoes tend to bite some people more than others? Bug spray and repellent would be the obvious answer - but it goes even deeper than that. Your genes, blood type, and alcohol consumption may play a big part in attracting those pesky skeeters.
According to a study from PLOS One, mosquitoes will really like you if you are blood type O. B is not that much better but type A people are the least likely to be bitten. The study goes on to find that corpulent, larger people are more likely to be bothered because they breathe out a higher amount of carbon dioxide, which the pests like. They also said that drinking alcohol can be bad for you. I'm gonna gloss over that and pretend I didn't see it.
If you are a fitness freak, the mosquitoes apparently really love you because you will heat up and sweat and the flying blood-suckers thrive on that. Do you mean sitting in the Adirondack chair with a cold beer is not the best way to avoid mosquitoes? Nope. Apparently, alcohol makes your blood tastier and mosquitoes are attracted to the smell of brews and cocktails. Me too. I must be part skeeter.
Finally, avoid colors such as blue, black, and red, which attract insects.
As always, use a repellent when out this summer to avoid being swarmed. It seems mosquitoes are carrying more diseases and viruses every year.