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Your Diet May Increase the Chances of a Mosquito Bite

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Your Diet May Increase the Chances of a Mosquito Bite

December 20, 2023

Your Diet May Increase the Chances of a Mosquito Bite

The Greensboro, High Point, and Winston Salem areas of North Carolina seem to produce many mosquitoes and make our residents uncomfortable. Does what you eat increase the chances of a mosquito bite? It is possible that particular food types can have that effect. Mosquitoes are attracted to a number of things. Carbon Dioxide, lactic acid, body heat and certain odors are just a few of the things that can make you more attractive for that itchy mosquito bite.

One of the key items is foods and drinks that contain high concentration of caffeine and sugar. Both of these can accelerate your metabolism. This increase in your metabolism causes higher body temperatures and a higher production of lactic acid. Mosquitoes can sense both of these and make that mosquito bite in your backyard a much higher possibility. Salty foods can cause an increase in uric acid which mosquitoes also like.

Foods and Drinks to stay away from:

  • Caffeine

  • Sugar

  • Salty foods

  • Spicy foods - this also increases body heat

Controlling your diet to make you less attractive to a mosquito bite in your backyard may not be enough to control them. An authority in mosquito and tick control can make your life better outside. At Mosquito Squad we offer the best barrier treatment products available to make your lie in your backyard comfortable. Contact us today and receive your first treatment for $39 with the purchase of a season package.