Mosquitoes’ Favorite Blood Type
Mosquitoes rank high on the list of most annoying flying insects around.
Unlike flies, mosquitoes bother humans for one purpose only — to extract blood. These stealthy bugs usually bite and drink before you realize you've been bitten. You may be wondering why you always get itchy welts on various parts of your body while family and friends are spared this constant annoyance. Well, the answer might be due to your blood type.
Research shows that mosquitoes have favorite blood types when targeting humans when it comes to A, B and O blood. Most mosquito species prefer type O blood. These little bloodsuckers will also go after people with type B blood, but not as aggressive as they hunt down folks with type O.
Mosquitoes’ least favorite blood type is type A, which means if a type A (blood) person is hanging out with type O or B friends, nasty mosquitoes may skip over him or her entirely.
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Mosquito Bites: Blood FAQ
◾️ What blood type do mosquitoes like least? Mosquitoes’ least favorite blood type is type A.
◾️ What is a mosquito’s favorite blood type? Mosquitoes are most drawn to type O blood.
◾️ How do mosquitoes differentiate between blood types? Mosquitoes detect blood types through chemical signals secreted through human (and animal) skin.
◾️ Are mosquitoes attracted to a certain blood type? Absolutely. Type O, followed by type B, are their favorites.
◾️ Should everyone, regardless of blood type, avoid mosquito bites? Yes, avoid mosquito bites whenever possible. Apart from being itchy and annoying, mosquitoes are vectors for dangerous diseases (dengue, chikungunya and more), which is why you should always try to avoid getting bit.
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