Does Your Blood Type Matter to Mosquitoes?

Author: Mosquito Squad of Victoria

We’ve all wondered at one time or another why some people are bitten more often than others by mosquitoes. Is it their charm? Their wit? Or is it as many a parent has told their child, because they’re so sweet? It’s none of these, of course. But seriously, does blood type matter to mosquitoes?

Your blood type can make a difference to mosquitoes. 20% of the population bears the burden of being more attractive to mosquitoes than the rest.

  • Type O blood is more attractive than any other blood type to mosquitoes. 
  • Type B is the next attractive.
  • Type A is the third most popular blood type among mosquitoes.
  • Type AB is the least attractive blood type to mosquitoes. Though, does not make anyone immune to being bitten.

In addition to blood type itself, the amount of secretion of that blood type through the skin is an even bigger factor. Those who secrete indication of their blood type through their skin are more likely to be bitten than those that do not secrete, regardless of what their blood type is.

There are other factors that come into play when it comes to the attractiveness of mosquitoes.

Metabolism and activity levels are also strong factors in whether or not you will find yourself at the wrong end of a mosquito dinner party. Mosquitoes are attracted to lactic acid, uric acid, and ammonia. All of these substances are expelled through sweat as you work outside or exercise outdoors. The more you sweat, the more mosquitoes will ‘vant to suck your blood’ (said in my best vampire voice). Higher body temperatures are yet another element of activity outdoors that mosquitoes want more of.

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