Do Mosquitos Prefer a Blood Type

January 29, 2018

On a scale of one to 10, mosquitoes rank pretty-high on the list of most annoying flying insects. Unlike flies, mosquitoes buzz around humans for one purpose - to extract a blood meal. These stealthy bugs usually land, drink and leave before you realize you've been bitten. As you scratch itchy welts on various parts of your body, you may be wondering why you always get bitten, while others in your circle of family and friends are spared this constant annoyance. Well, the answer may be hidden in your blood type.

Research studies show that mosquitoes have blood type preferences when targeting humans. The study involved people with Type A, Type B and Type O blood. If you know your blood type, you'll probably fall within one of these three predominant groups. It turns out that most mosquitoes have a fondness for people with Type O blood. If you're in this group, expect to get bitten way more than people with other blood types. Mosquitoes like Type B blood just fine, but not as much as their favorite, so if you're in this group, expect moderate biting.

Do a happy dance if you're in the Type A group, because this is the mosquito's least favorite blood type. That means when you hang out with friends with Type O or B blood, mosquitoes may skip you entirely.

Are you wondering how mosquitoes can differentiate between blood types? You may be surprised to learn that you, and everyone else, secrete a chemical signal through the skin, and these secretions advertise your blood type.

While people with Type O blood need to be more vigilant about avoiding mosquitoes, everyone should do whatever it takes to prevent bites. MosquitoNix offers advanced expertise in the areas of mosquito control, eradication and prevention. You can ward off bites and mosquito-borne illnesses using our advanced-tech fogging and misting systems. We use eco-friendly, EPA-approved insecticide, granules and larvicides for effective mosquito control. Contact us today to set up a free consultation to learn how you can use our systems to stop infestations.

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