Q: True or false, mosquitoes like some people more than others?
Answer: True! No one knows exactly what attracts mosquitoes to some and not others, but there have been some patterns observed. If you’ve just recently exercised, you may have mosquitoes out to get you. They are drawn to lactic acid, which gathers in your muscles when you work out. They also love carbon monoxide which builds up around you as you breathe quicker and heavier after exerting yourself. If you have a fast metabolism you may be a mosquito’s next meal. They’re attracted to the by products left on your skin after cholesterol has been broken down. Are you usually a mosquito target? Be sure to cover up and use repellant to help keep yourself bug bite free this summer.