UPDATE ON AUG 21, 01:39 PM IST
Today is World Mosquito Day. Mosquitoes spread the most diseases in the world and also cause the most deaths due to them. Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes bite some people more and some less?
Have you wondered why mosquitoes bite humans and how do they reach humans? Do mosquitoes make more targets of certain people? Know special things about the science behind all this.
Mosquitoes actually reach them through the carbon dioxide released by humans. They can recognize it from 10 to 50 meters.
They start seeing humans from a distance of 5 to 15 meters. Through visuals, they reach closer to humans. Going closer to 1 meter, they decide with the heat of the body whether to cut them or not.
The question arises, do mosquitoes bite some people more? Yes, people whose body releases more chemicals like lactic acid. Mosquitoes make them more prey. According to scientific tests, people of O blood group become more victims of this.
Human body structure and activities also attract mosquitoes. For example, obese people and people doing less physical labor become more victims of mosquitoes.