Bug Off! Why Mosquitoes Seem to Pick On You

Sketch of a mosquito and a splotch of blood

There’s nothing like barbecues, picnics, and campfires in the summer. There’s also nothing like the hordes of mosquitoes that come with them, especially if they’re after you, and not your neighbor. Why are some people Culicidae magnets? No one knows for sure, but theories range from how much carbon dioxide you exhale to how much beer you’re drinking (no lie!)

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