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Old 05-26-2015, 03:13 PM   #4311
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I never had issues with insect bites. They just don't like me, I guess. They eat DH alive! He is a big sweet eater and I eat almost none. Wonder if that has anything to do with it?
Carol, I read many years ago that skeeters do not like heavy people. So I always thought there was a benefit to being overweight. What am I going to do this summer now that I have lost all this weight.
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:28 PM   #4312
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Carol, I read many years ago that skeeters do not like heavy people...
I can testify from personal experience that statement is incorrect.
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:32 PM   #4313
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I find my best mosquito protection is standing next to DH. Mossies love him, and will leave me alone. He's a hit at outdoor parties, better than those mosquito coils. DH is not a sweets eater. Wonder if it has anything to do with certain blood types.
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:49 PM   #4314
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It looks like that is part of the reason, Dawg: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc...hers-10255934/
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:50 PM   #4315
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I can testify from personal experience that statement is incorrect.
I would have to agree with you. I didn't say it, only read it. According to the article, heavy people give off an odor that skeeters do not like. My first thought was "well maybe those folks need to take a shower or two. Then they will love them."
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Well, I'm not very big - ~145 lbs; my body temperature tends to be low; I don't often drink beer; but skeeters love me. I have been bitten enough to have a histamine reaction to the bites, twice. And my blood isn't type O.
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Well, I'm not very big - ~145 lbs; my body temperature tends to be low; I don't often drink beer; but skeeters love me. I have been bitten enough to have a histamine reaction to the bites, twice. And my blood isn't type O.
Mosquitoes are also attracted to bright colors (some more than others) and perspiration. I think also darker skin vs. lighter skin.
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I get bitten as much now as when I used to sunbathe and tan. The only thing, other than DEET, that helps, is being near Stirling. He's the only person I know that skeeters like more than me.
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DH is blood type O and drinks beer. I'm type B and rarely drink beer.
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DH is blood type O and drinks beer. I'm type B and rarely drink beer.
I don't remember who you said was tasty to skeeters.
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