Tips on avoiding blood-sucking mosquitoes

Posted at 7:15 PM, Jul 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-05 19:46:48-04

Scientists who study insects say the single biggest thing that attracts mosquitoes is carbon dioxide.

Every breath you take outdoors is a welcome mat for the bloodsuckers. Men are more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes than women, as guys are usually bigger and create more CO2.

Also, to avoid the blood-suckers, entomologists warn to avoid dark-colored clothes, as mosquitos see dark colors better than light ones.

Also, mosquitoes love people have been working out, because mosquitoes are attracted to both movement and the lactic acid the body produces when exercising.

Additionally, experts say that one in ten people have a specific chemistry that attracts mosquitoes.