(06-06-2017, 01:27 PM)Kreeper Wrote:(06-05-2017, 04:39 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote: That was me in the hot tub.
Okay, so I sprayed that mosquito repellent everywhere at my sis's rural home (with tons of skeeters) and it did NOT keep the skeeters away...so FAIL!
Anyway, I've been bit so many times at this point, that any new bites are not a problem because my immune system is on high alert!
Do you have B- blood? I hear we are skeeters candy. I know they prefer me to most people. It is also supposed to have something to do with how much CO2 your body produces.
I am RH-, so it may the RH- factor...they like hybrid alien blood.
But seriously, scientists are doing studies on this and it is interesting.
"People with high concentrations of steroids or cholesterol on their skin surface attract mosquitoes," Butler tells WebMD. That doesn't necessarily mean that mosquitoes prey on people with higher overall levels of cholesterol, Butler explains. These people simply may be more efficient at processing cholesterol, the byproducts of which remain on the skin's surface.
Mosquitoes also target people who produce excess amounts of certain acids, such as uric acid, explains entomologist John Edman, PhD, spokesman for the Entomological Society of America. These substances can trigger mosquitoes' sense of smell, luring them to land on unsuspecting victims.
But the process of attraction begins long before the landing. Mosquitoes can smell their dinner from an impressive distance of up to 50 meters, explains Edman. This doesn't bode well for people who emit large quantities of carbon dioxide."
"Oil of eucalyptus products, however, may offer longer-lasting protection, preliminary studies show. Endorsed by the CDC, oil of lemon eucalyptus is available under the Repel brand name and offers protection similar to low concentrations of DEET. Lemon eucalyptus is safe for children older than 3 years."