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 8 gün önce
My blood type is O negative! Mosquitoes feed on me! I hate it!
Dave Jan
Dave Jan 10 gün önce
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 10 gün önce
New genuine guy. New sub here
ПРИ ЧЁМ ТУТ ЭТО? 25 gün önce
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 28 gün önce
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 TRwomen 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 Gün önce
why in the FK would they make genetically modified mosquitoes!!!
Tyler T
Tyler T Gün önce
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 2 gün önce
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 2 gün önce
I know it would damage the ecosystem to eradicate mosquitoes but.... I don’t care
Dude Mcjerry
Dude Mcjerry 2 gün önce
Guess why I always sit by my mom at the bonfire
Cynthia Kuykendall
Cynthia Kuykendall 2 gün önce
A sample size of 4 is ridiculous. It is way too small to prove anything. This is entertainment.
666laughingtarget 2 gün önce
just constantly smoke. insects hate smoke.
shawn mendrek
shawn mendrek 3 gün önce
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 3 gün önce
For Malaria- could biologists engineer a virus that attacks plasmodium protists?
KatJaguar1122 3 gün önce
Just take Boswelia. And lower sugar intake. Being on keto diet helps. And take extra vitamin b1, or eat liver regularly.
vTHExUNKNOWENv 4 gün önce
I read that a certain blood type a person has something to do with them liking you as well.
Kaotiqua 4 gün önce
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 4 gün önce
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 4 gün önce
Didn’t address the biggest question....why do mosquitoes always fly into my ear?
Katie Whitehouse
Katie Whitehouse 4 gün önce
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 4 gün önce
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 5 gün önce
CO2 to a mosquito is like blood to a shark.
Gigi Gewgaw
Gigi Gewgaw 6 gün önce
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 6 gün önce
One thing mosquitoes hate is garlic. End of story. You won't get laid, but you won't get bit.
Yeah ok
Yeah ok 6 gün önce
U didn’t mention that mosquitos prefer type O blood im O negative and a mosquito magnet
Anthony Delfino
Anthony Delfino 6 gün önce
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 6 gün önce
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 6 gün önce
When ever Female Mosquitos see me they suck my blood.
The Pearl
The Pearl 6 gün önce
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 6 gün önce
Think: *trillions of females actually want your sweaty ass*
Tim Travasos
Tim Travasos 6 gün önce
So why aren't scientists altering mosquitos to not "like humans.
Tim Travasos
Tim Travasos 6 gün önce
How can a mosquito "sense" CO2 from a distance. It has to reach their organs to be sensed.
B Green
B Green 6 gün önce
That’s it ! No more drinkin outside. Not ! Slap ! Slap slap slap Slapping still
Parke Stanley
Parke Stanley 7 gün önce
Excellent channel!!! I liked and subscribed
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday 7 gün önce
Well...being goth, I'm going to enjoy mosquitoes landing on my black clothes...just another reason to be a hermit, I suppose.
elwynbrooks 7 gün önce
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 7 gün önce
My right leg too!!!!
Elizabeth Torres
Elizabeth Torres 7 gün önce
So wear light colored clothing, no alcohol and decreased the amount of sugar intake? 🤔
Aaron E
Aaron E 7 gün önce
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 7 gün önce
" 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 7 gün önce
You mean the baby growing inside of you not a fetus
Tyrone Howard
Tyrone Howard 7 gün önce
Basically everything I do outside....
SummoningLemons 7 gün önce
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 7 gün önce
Me lying i loooooveee mosquito season (later at night)(*scratching my 10 mosquito bites*)
Scott Elmore
Scott Elmore 7 gün önce
You keep using that word "DISTANCE" I do not think it means what you think it means..... please define "DISTANCE"
Atie Kitkat
Atie Kitkat 7 gün önce
Only thing in this world that loves and desires me
jp grumbach
jp grumbach 8 gün önce
They prefer females so get one for the summertime.
Cammie x
Cammie x 8 gün önce
Mosquitoes are racist
Donovan Wisdom
Donovan Wisdom 8 gün önce
This video made me itch. Explain that Smarty Pants!
Luna 8 gün önce
10:03 because the mosquitos want to get tipsy
Tomas Beblar
Tomas Beblar 8 gün önce
This video makes me itchy
Brett Foster
Brett Foster 8 gün önce
Im a prime meal . dark shirt cold beer and Im cool . lmao . good video, Young Man .
Michael Parylak
Michael Parylak 8 gün önce
All the mosquitoes I've swallowed my life, mystery solved!
Victoria Louise
Victoria Louise 8 gün önce
I only got bitten by mosquitoes when I was a vegetarian. Now I might get one bite but not multiple like I used to.
R. Coffman
R. Coffman 8 gün önce
Beer has always increased attractiveness 🤣 LOL
antiisocial 8 gün önce
I hate mosquitoes. I work outside...stupid mosquitoes.
wildnight5556 8 gün önce
When me and my friends go camping we take dryer sheets we put in the notes it we don’t get bit or irritated by any insects so that is one way of taking care of the ants that problem.And we also use Listerine mint flavor we spray yourself down and we go in the words not one mosquito bites us rainy bugs bites as we also take some put it in her mouth to kill the carbon coming out of her mouth so dry
Saru Matsu
Saru Matsu 8 gün önce
Dark colored surfaces are more attractive to a mosquito cuz they think it's water. Water looks dark when its deep. So my mum says that that's why mosquitoes hover over your head in the evening. I'm a brunette.
corey merrill
corey merrill 8 gün önce
Hahaha yeah . ill wear my dark colors...you deal with the black flies and biting gnatts("no-seeums") in your light colored clothing. Eat a banana , wear heavy long clothes and use bug spray. Methyl-butal attracts mosquitos...yet they dont know why booze attracts mosquitos...
Cyril Perry
Cyril Perry 8 gün önce
Lmfao mosquitos are racist
lightandnightEQUINOX 8 gün önce
When you live in the tropics, where everyday is mosquito season...
Neil Sumanda
Neil Sumanda 8 gün önce
the dark clothes help explains why during late afternoon to early evening, when we are outdoor there mosquitoes circling around our head....
Jennifer O' Really
Jennifer O' Really 8 gün önce
Hmmm... I don't drink alcohol. I swear very little, even in hot weather. I've seldom ever used deodorant because I don't have much body odor. I wear lots of light-colored clothes. Still, I am mosquito repellent for everyone around me! Maybe it's CO2 or lactic acid?
itsalljones 8 gün önce
I saw a report that said people with O-neg blood type, like me, are more apt to be bitten by mosquitos.. you didn't mention that..
General Zod
General Zod 9 gün önce
Mosquitoes deserve to die!
Ken Call
Ken Call 9 gün önce
3 things that annoy me flies mosquitoes, And annoying people.
fMix Things
fMix Things 9 gün önce
People in the alcohol test were drinking beer..... Did they try any other alcohols like wine or mixed drinks? How about people drinking straight shots? If it was just beer then the reason appears very clear, at least to me. Beer and pop are carbonated. CO2 is a factor in finding subjects. Come on scientists.
fMix Things
fMix Things 9 gün önce
Also people tend to talk more in social gatherings. Therefore releasing more of that lovely CO2.
MSuyay 9 gün önce
I hate your voice so much and I have to listen to you in all the science channels I like
Ben Tv Howman
Ben Tv Howman 9 gün önce
Alcahol depletes Vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 reduces Lactic Acid build up and in sweat attracts Mozzies
Jordon Wu
Jordon Wu 9 gün önce
I think the people who definitely would feel this...is athletes, my club uniform is red and black, I doing a sport, sweating a lot, breathing heavy...and after competition...no better way to celebrate, than going a party and drinking! MOSQUITO MAGNET!!!
Luna Amore
Luna Amore 9 gün önce
Basically this also helps prove scientist can genetically modify and manipulate insects. Including creating new species. Plus releasing them into public domain.🤔
TheDetailsMatter 9 gün önce
The information page given out with dry ice purchases at the ice house mentions that dry ice (frozen compressed CO2), in addition to quick-freezing meats, carbonating beverages, and putting disco fog on dance floors, attracts and kills mosquitoes. Intense co2 as an attractant to the far end of the yard, extreme cold freezing them solid as they light on it. It also helps to pour a little Clorox into long-standing water puddles.
Rick HatesMisleadia
Rick HatesMisleadia 9 gün önce
the color of your cloths doesn't matter! I was born and raised in mosquito country and they feed on my white cloths as much as any other color.
Karol Kupec
Karol Kupec 9 gün önce
All you have to do is take B complex vitamin and mosquitos will not bite you. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💘💘💘you. God loves you.
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