5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

Publicat pe 16 iun. 2019
Every summer it seems like there’s that one person who always gets a lot of mosquito bites. But what makes people mosquito magnets?
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    • My blood type is O negative! Mosquitoes feed on me! I hate it!

    • Im hypermetabolistic & eat LOTS of sugar. AM a magnet. Have been told its the SUGAR they go after most. Taking garlic & Vit B12 daily helps but only DEET works 100%.

    • New genuine guy. New sub here

    • For No. 4: Why wouldn't assume, blood suckers just find dark closes more secure for not being visually noticed and killed by their catch?

    • Hi love the videos. I've been watching Alec Steele a blacksmith who works with Damascus alot and he explains that he used ferric chloride to etch the damascus and because there are different ammounts of carbon in the layers one turns dark and the other one not so much, and I've been looking around google and for a video explaining this and I haven't been able to find one maybe you could be the first to make a video on it

  • Mosquitoes eat me alive. When I first moved to Louisiana, whenever I would make my bed, I would find tons of dead mosquitoes in my blankets and sheets from them trying to get after me at night.

  • why in the FK would they make genetically modified mosquitoes!!!

  • Time to pull out my fortress of Black Bug Zappers and put some dry ice and sugary cotton balls in them. I'll expect a mosquito dead zone in no time!

  • Do you think there could ever be a vaccine you can give to someone to prevent mosquito bites all together. And eventually if everyone has this vaccine the mosquitoes would die off and go extinct?

  • I know it would damage the ecosystem to eradicate mosquitoes but.... I don’t care

  • Guess why I always sit by my mom at the bonfire

  • A sample size of 4 is ridiculous. It is way too small to prove anything. This is entertainment.

  • just constantly smoke. insects hate smoke.

  • Ok so if mosquitoes don't like white clothes why do still like to bite me when I myself am white... hmmm

  • For Malaria- could biologists engineer a virus that attacks plasmodium protists?

  • Just take Boswelia. And lower sugar intake. Being on keto diet helps. And take extra vitamin b1, or eat liver regularly.

  • I read that a certain blood type a person has something to do with them liking you as well.

  • I've found that if I reduce my consumption of potassium-rich fruits like bananas and cantaloupe, I get bit a whole lot less. Used to be a serious mosquito magnet, too! It's weird, but it really seemed to help. Probably another one of those sweat-smell factor things.

  • Lavender oil is a better mosquito repellent than deet, or anything else that i have tried. i live in Alaska, we have many different kinds of mosquitoes here...., Lavender works on them all.

  • Didn’t address the biggest question....why do mosquitoes always fly into my ear?

  • Hey! I tend to get less eaten than those around me...could the fact that I am vegetarian have anything to do with it? Any scientific data on food consumption affecting attraction? There are also the old wives tales about garlic...scientific opinions about that?

  • My father, 2 brothers, and myself eat onions and get very few bites including fleas. My mother, 2 brothers, wife, do not eat onions and get ate up.

  • CO2 to a mosquito is like blood to a shark.

  • I've heard that mosquitoes are not strong flyers, and therefore ceiling fans on your porch are enough to keep them at bay if you want to sit out on your rocking chair of an evening. Is this true?

  • One thing mosquitoes hate is garlic. End of story. You won't get laid, but you won't get bit.

  • U didn’t mention that mosquitos prefer type O blood im O negative and a mosquito magnet

  • this might be entirely anecdotal, but I remember when I lived in the swampy area outside of Houston a couple things we observed were that people who ate more fruit, especially bananas, tended to attract more mosquitos, but when those people started taking garlic pills, they became a less attractive meal. This might all be related to how they're attracted to sugar and repelled by certain smells. But it also might just be coincidental.

  • Mosquitoes do not like mint so if you apply mint oil to your clothes not recommended for skin, or lavender oil should keep those pesky parasites at Bay

  • When ever Female Mosquitos see me they suck my blood.

  • All adult mosquitoes feed on the nectar or honey dew of plants to get sugar, and that provides enough nourishment for both males and females to live, but females also need to produce eggs. To create eggs, females need protein, which they get from the blood of animals.

  • Think: *trillions of females actually want your sweaty ass*

  • So why aren't scientists altering mosquitos to not "like humans.

  • How can a mosquito "sense" CO2 from a distance. It has to reach their organs to be sensed.

  • That’s it ! No more drinkin outside. Not ! Slap ! Slap slap slap Slapping still

  • Excellent channel!!! I liked and subscribed

  • Well...being goth, I'm going to enjoy mosquitoes landing on my black clothes...just another reason to be a hermit, I suppose.

  • can't we just do the thing where we release a whole bunch of attractive sterile males and kill them all off in a few generations please

  • My right leg too!!!!

  • So wear light colored clothing, no alcohol and decreased the amount of sugar intake? 🤔

  • The last science on this that I heard was if you eat apple cider vinegar like cucumber slices soaking in vinagar; there is something about it that makes you less attractive to the blood suckers!

  • " Mosquitoes like dark colored things " Welp I guess us African / Brown people will be getting munched by mosquitoes forever then SMH! 🙄

  • You mean the baby growing inside of you not a fetus

  • Basically everything I do outside....

  • i wonder if mosquitos are a bit like dolphins and their puff-puff-pufferfish-pass highs... they can learn that alcohol-laced blood will get them buzzed, so they go for the person that smells of alcohol.

  • Me lying i loooooveee mosquito season (later at night)(*scratching my 10 mosquito bites*)

  • You keep using that word "DISTANCE" I do not think it means what you think it means..... please define "DISTANCE"

  • Only thing in this world that loves and desires me

  • They prefer females so get one for the summertime.

  • Mosquitoes are racist

  • This video made me itch. Explain that Smarty Pants!

  • 10:03 because the mosquitos want to get tipsy

  • This video makes me itchy

  • Im a prime meal . dark shirt cold beer and Im cool . lmao . good video, Young Man .

  • All the mosquitoes I've swallowed my life, mystery solved!