The pesky mosquito – is there anything more annoying at a BBQ? For many of us, the answer is “no”, but for others, mozzies don’t seem to be an issue at all – but why? Why do mozzies favour come people over others? It may be because of these six things about you which they simply can’t get enough of.
1. You exhale a lot of carbon dioxide
Larger people (and pregnant women) produce more carbon dioxide. Incredibly, this makes them more attractive to mozzies and thus more likely to be bitten. If that’s not incentive to lose some weight, we don’t know what is!
2. You’re hot
No, really, you are! A 2015 study found that having a high body temperature increases the likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes. Again, this only makes it harder for overweight people, who as a rule have a higher body temperature. Our advice? Stay cool!