Do you ever wander outside for a few minutes only to finally come back in and discover you’ve been eaten alive by mosquitos? It can be easy to draw the conclusion that mosquitos like you or maybe your friend better than other people – and that may actually be the case.
Genetics play a large part in why mosquitos are attracted to some people and not others. It all has to do with what pheromones you’re putting off thanks to a few sequences in your DNA. In the video below, you’ll find an even more in-depth look at the science behind how mosquitos decide who will be their next victim.