Mosquitos have blood preferences

Studies have shown that mosquitos are more attracted to individuals who have type O blood.

Following type O for mosquitos favorite blood type is type A blood.

While studies have shown blood type may play a factor, there are other factors at play as well.

Mosquitos prefer people with higher body temperatures, people that are exercising, and even pregnant women.

Studies also show that people wearing black, dark blue, or red clothing are targets as well as people that are drinking beer.

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