Ever feel like you're the mosquito buffet that's always open? Here are a few reasons why.

It's a proven fact that out of blood types A, B, AB and O, mosquitoes are more attracted to type O blood, with type A coming in second. But that's not all; the bloodsuckers are also attracted to ammonia and lactic acid found in your sweat. Great, right? Are you looking for a reason not to exercise?

The CDC says this is the time of day when mosquitoes carrying different diseases are active.


It's suggested that after you apply sunscreen, you should top it off with some insect repellant and then reapply often.

If you're looking for an alternative to synthetic chemicals like DEET, Lemon Eucalyptus, or clove oil is very effective. Some people claim natural mosquito repellent works better than DEET but remember to apply more often.

According to Mosquito Magnet, these are the top 10 scents that mosquitoes hate:

  1. Citronella
  2. Peppermint
  3. Basil
  4. Garlic
  5. Lemon Balm
  6. Lavender
  7. Marigold
  8. Catnip
  9. Rosemary
  10. Eucalyptus

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