5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

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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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Tony Williams
Tony Williams 7 दिन पहले
My blood type is O negative! Mosquitoes feed on me! I hate it!
Dave Jan
Dave Jan 8 दिन पहले
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%.
Greg Newell
Greg Newell 9 दिन पहले
New genuine guy. New sub here
ПРИ ЧЁМ ТУТ ЭТО? 24 दिन पहले
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?
David Rice
David Rice 27 दिन पहले
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 IN-vid 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
kimmisoo morris
kimmisoo morris 6 घंटे पहले
why in the FK would they make genetically modified mosquitoes!!!
Tyler T
Tyler T 16 घंटे पहले
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!
T-Bone दिन पहले
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?
Magdalie Mexile
Magdalie Mexile दिन पहले
I know it would damage the ecosystem to eradicate mosquitoes but.... I don’t care
Dude Mcjerry
Dude Mcjerry दिन पहले
Guess why I always sit by my mom at the bonfire
Cynthia Kuykendall
Cynthia Kuykendall दिन पहले
A sample size of 4 is ridiculous. It is way too small to prove anything. This is entertainment.
666laughingtarget दिन पहले
just constantly smoke. insects hate smoke.
shawn mendrek
shawn mendrek 2 दिन पहले
Ok so if mosquitoes don't like white clothes why do still like to bite me when I myself am white... hmmm
Kalman Linietsky
Kalman Linietsky 2 दिन पहले
For Malaria- could biologists engineer a virus that attacks plasmodium protists?
KatJaguar1122 2 दिन पहले
Just take Boswelia. And lower sugar intake. Being on keto diet helps. And take extra vitamin b1, or eat liver regularly.
vTHExUNKNOWENv 3 दिन पहले
I read that a certain blood type a person has something to do with them liking you as well.
Kaotiqua 3 दिन पहले
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.
david unmint
david unmint 3 दिन पहले
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.
Guerbage Adventures
Guerbage Adventures 3 दिन पहले
Didn’t address the biggest question....why do mosquitoes always fly into my ear?
Katie Whitehouse
Katie Whitehouse 3 दिन पहले
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?
Ruger Shooter
Ruger Shooter 3 दिन पहले
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.
Endorphin Rider
Endorphin Rider 4 दिन पहले
CO2 to a mosquito is like blood to a shark.
Gigi Gewgaw
Gigi Gewgaw 5 दिन पहले
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?
David Parkell
David Parkell 5 दिन पहले
One thing mosquitoes hate is garlic. End of story. You won't get laid, but you won't get bit.
Yeah ok
Yeah ok 5 दिन पहले
U didn’t mention that mosquitos prefer type O blood im O negative and a mosquito magnet
Anthony Delfino
Anthony Delfino 5 दिन पहले
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.
Steve Kissane
Steve Kissane 5 दिन पहले
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
Glaceon the ICE Type WOLF Pokémon
Glaceon the ICE Type WOLF Pokémon 5 दिन पहले
When ever Female Mosquitos see me they suck my blood.
The Pearl
The Pearl 5 दिन पहले
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.
Satan 5 दिन पहले
Think: *trillions of females actually want your sweaty ass*
Tim Travasos
Tim Travasos 5 दिन पहले
So why aren't scientists altering mosquitos to not "like humans.
Tim Travasos
Tim Travasos 5 दिन पहले
How can a mosquito "sense" CO2 from a distance. It has to reach their organs to be sensed.
B Green
B Green 5 दिन पहले
That’s it ! No more drinkin outside. Not ! Slap ! Slap slap slap Slapping still
Parke Stanley
Parke Stanley 5 दिन पहले
Excellent channel!!! I liked and subscribed
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday 6 दिन पहले
Well...being goth, I'm going to enjoy mosquitoes landing on my black clothes...just another reason to be a hermit, I suppose.
elwynbrooks 6 दिन पहले
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
Amber Wendt
Amber Wendt 6 दिन पहले
My right leg too!!!!
Elizabeth Torres
Elizabeth Torres 6 दिन पहले
So wear light colored clothing, no alcohol and decreased the amount of sugar intake? 🤔
Aaron E
Aaron E 6 दिन पहले
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!
DmedZWN 6 दिन पहले
" Mosquitoes like dark colored things " Welp I guess us African / Brown people will be getting munched by mosquitoes forever then SMH! 🙄
Scott Day
Scott Day 6 दिन पहले
You mean the baby growing inside of you not a fetus
Tyrone Howard
Tyrone Howard 6 दिन पहले
Basically everything I do outside....
SummoningLemons 6 दिन पहले
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.
Liliana and Allison WE DO ROLEPLAYS
Liliana and Allison WE DO ROLEPLAYS 6 दिन पहले
Me lying i loooooveee mosquito season (later at night)(*scratching my 10 mosquito bites*)
Scott Elmore
Scott Elmore 6 दिन पहले
You keep using that word "DISTANCE" I do not think it means what you think it means..... please define "DISTANCE"
Atie Kitkat
Atie Kitkat 6 दिन पहले
Only thing in this world that loves and desires me
jp grumbach
jp grumbach 6 दिन पहले
They prefer females so get one for the summertime.
Cammie x
Cammie x 7 दिन पहले
Mosquitoes are racist
Donovan Wisdom
Donovan Wisdom 7 दिन पहले
This video made me itch. Explain that Smarty Pants!
Luna 7 दिन पहले
10:03 because the mosquitos want to get tipsy
Tomas Beblar
Tomas Beblar 7 दिन पहले
This video makes me itchy
Brett Foster
Brett Foster 7 दिन पहले
Im a prime meal . dark shirt cold beer and Im cool . lmao . good video, Young Man .
Michael Parylak
Michael Parylak 7 दिन पहले
All the mosquitoes I've swallowed my life, mystery solved!
Victoria Louise
Victoria Louise 7 दिन पहले
I only got bitten by mosquitoes when I was a vegetarian. Now I might get one bite but not multiple like I used to.
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