Do Mosquitoes Like You More?
Ever wondered why you get bitten more often by mosquitoes than someone else? Do you feel the misery of the itch more than most? It could be that you are just simply more attractive to mosquitoes than your nearest and dearest, and here’s why…
If you’ve ever enjoyed a hike in the woods or spent a warm weather day outdoors only to come home covered in mosquito bites, you probably wonder why you were a human target for the pests when others around you didn’t get a single bite. Though mosquito bites are frequently harmless, only causing minor irritation, redness, and itchiness, some mosquitoes can actually transmit potentially deadly diseases when they bite, including Zika, malaria, yellow fever, dengue, Chikungunya, and West Nile virus, so you’ll want to avoid getting bitten as much as you possibly can.
However, it can be as simple as something you are wearing that will appeal to these disease spreading pests. Here’s a video with some more insight.
Of course, the itching is enough to make us want to reach for the repellent, but the serious threat of mosquito borne disease is what scares us the most.
New York state has launched a plan to help boost awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and how to avoid them this summer. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the goal is to protect New Yorkers against diseases carried by mosquitoes with statewide public education and outreach programs. The governor says the effort will help families stay safe when spending time outdoors during the warm weather.
Whether or not you are a frequent victim to these pests, protect yourself and others around you with mosquito control, and always wear repellent. These critters make our lives a misery, so let’s do what we can to not let them win the fight.