World Malaria Day 2019: 6 things that attract mosquitoes

Written by Editorial Team | Published : April 25, 2019 10:02 AM IST


Dark clothing: Dark colours can easily be located by mosquito’s vision. This way they locate their targets.


Blood type: According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, people with O blood type are 83 per cent more likely to get bitten by mosquitoes than those with other blood groups.


Pregnancy: The body temperature of a pregnant woman is always generally high, and more blood circulates through her body than the average person. This high temperature and blood attract mosquitoes.  Also Read - 9 Immune-Boosting Herbs for Respiratory Health


Drinking alcohol: Consuming alcohol increases your body temperature and also makes your skin emit a chemical that attract mosquitoes.