26th November 2019


What type of blood are mosquitoes attracted to?

Blood type – Depending on the type of blood you have, you secrete different scents. Studies have shown that mosquitoes are most attracted to Type O blood and least attracted to Type A. No changing your blood type either. Lactic acidLactic acid is emitted through your skin when you are active or eating certain foods.

Also, do mosquitoes prefer a type of blood?

A 1972 study was the first to show mosquitoes have a blood-type preference, favoring type O blood over type A or B blood. A followup study also looked at secretor status and concluded that mosquitoes prefer type O secretors above all.

What type of blood do mosquitoes like the most?

One study found that in a controlled setting, mosquitoes landed on people with Type O blood nearly twice as often as those with Type A. People with Type B blood fell somewhere in the middle of this itchy spectrum.
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