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Why do mosquitoes bite some people, and not others? (VIDEO)

Why do mosquitoes bite some people, and not others? (VIDEO)Did you know the mosquito is actually the most deadly animal in the world? According to the World Health Organization, mosquitos which spread viruses like zika and malaria result in the deaths of more than one million people every year.

For many people in the United States, mosquito bites are just plain pesky, and become a dreaded inevitably once the weather gets warm. Every summer, Ive come to expect an onslaught of mosquito bites on my shins and ankles. Ive always wondered what it is about my ankles that mosquitos find so darn appealing, because no matter what bug sprays and repellants I try, I simply cannot escape their wrath. In the video below, courtesy of Tech Insider, youll learn why mosquitos bite some people more than others and its pretty fascinating, to say the least.

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As it turns out, it has nothing to do with ones blood, but rather the smell of ones skin and the different combinations of bacteria on the skin.

Mosquitoes are some of the most common and most irritating biting insects around. Though theyre a common nuisance and dont alarm most of us, do your best to keep them at bay with spray, candles, and mosquito nets, since they carry diseases like West Nile, Zika, and malaria, among others.

Almost everyone gets their fair share of mosquito bites in the summertime, which itch fiercely and raise lumpy red spots on your skin, often appearing on legs and arms.

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If youre more susceptible to mosquito bites than other people, youd think its because the bugs are drawn to the taste of your blood but youd be wrong!

Mosquitos are drawn to the smell of ones skin and the different combinations of bacteria on the skins surface. If you exercise, sweat, or drink beer, you may be more susceptible to bites than those around you.

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