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Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others July 4, 2018

Mosquitoes are terrible pests. Not only do they cause itchy, uncomfortable bites through which they can spread diseases across a wide population, but they also seem to be inconsistent. For instance, they seem to target some people more than others. Do you feel like every time you step outdoors on a hot day, mosquitoes immediately flock to your arms, legs, and neck? Do you feel like no matter what you do, they just won't back off?

It isn't just your imagination. Mosquitoes do target some hosts more than others. You may be such a target. If so, you should schedule house pest control in Jacksonville, FL, as soon as possible, before mosquitoes make you sick, or, at the very least, infuriated. Call Inspect All Jacksonville right away (904) 595-5300.

Meanwhile, here are the reasons why some people are mosquito magnets.

Fashion Choices

What you wear outdoors isn't just subject to human judgment—it affects whether mosquitoes will flock toward you. As highly visual, flying pests, mosquitoes are drawn to certain colors. If you're wearing dark colors such as red, mosquitoes will gravitate to these target colors. If you want to avoid being bitten, start by wearing light brown, blue, or green. Mosquitoes will have a harder time visualizing you.

Blood Type

Mosquitoes prefer some types of human blood over others. For some reason, they prefer type O blood to the other types, with type A blood being the least likely to attract mosquitoes. Of course, this doesn't mean that these little bugs won't settle for A blood. Local pest control experts recommend that you wear bug repellent outdoors, especially if you have type O blood, although it's a good idea for everyone to wear bug repellent as mosquitoes are just one bug.

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Behavior Choices

Believe it or not, certain behavioral choices that you make affect how attractive you are to mosquitoes. For example, people who exercise more often tend to have more lactic acid in their sweat, a compound that mosquitoes love. Also, beer drinkers tend to attract more bites. The ethanol in beer is believed to excrete through your pores when you sweat. Ethanol signals to mosquitoes that you're a walking meal. Skipping out on beer may be the best form of organic pest control if you tend to be a mosquito magnet! Finally, staying clean can decrease your chances of being bitten. People with more bacteria on their skin are more likely to be bitten.

While you can use the above information to try and avoid mosquito bites, the best way to avoid mosquito bites in your own yard is to have a professional home inspection. House pest control in Jacksonville, FL, should include mosquito-deterring treatments, keeping you healthy and more willing to spend a little time outdoors.

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Kingfish Pest Control

As you may know, Inspect-All Services successfully operated as both a pest control and home inspection company for more than three decades. Over the past few years, we had considered splitting the pest control and home inspection divisions apart and then renaming them. After careful consideration, we have decided to proceed with that plan so that both entities can focus on what they do best.


What does this mean for our customers? Don't worry, Kingfish Pest Control still has the same ownership in place, our experienced pest specialists are all the same and our highly efficient office team remains intact. In short, our award-winning service that you are accustomed to will carry on in the same way as Kingfish Pest Control. We will continue to be a top-rated termite and pest control provider to the Jacksonville, FL metropolitan area. Last August, we were named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing companies for the fourth-consecutive year. More importantly, we now have over 6,000 A+ verified online customer reviews about our company. Providing a high-level of customer care will continue to be paramount for our company.