5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

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  • čas přidán 16. 06. 2019
  • 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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  • SciShow
    SciShow  Před měsícem +56

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    • Tony Williams
      Tony Williams Před 7 dny

      My blood type is O negative! Mosquitoes feed on me! I hate it!

    • Dave Jan
      Dave Jan Před 8 dny +1

      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 Před 9 dny +1

      New genuine guy. New sub here

    • ПРИ ЧЁМ ТУТ ЭТО?
      ПРИ ЧЁМ ТУТ ЭТО? Před 24 dny +1

      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 Před 27 dny +1

      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 CHclip 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 Před 6 hodinami

    why in the FK would they make genetically modified mosquitoes!!!

  • Tyler T
    Tyler T Před 15 hodinami

    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
    T-Bone Před dnem

    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 Před dnem

    I know it would damage the ecosystem to eradicate mosquitoes but.... I don’t care

  • Dude Mcjerry
    Dude Mcjerry Před dnem

    Guess why I always sit by my mom at the bonfire

  • Cynthia Kuykendall
    Cynthia Kuykendall Před dnem

    A sample size of 4 is ridiculous. It is way too small to prove anything. This is entertainment.

  • 666laughingtarget
    666laughingtarget Před dnem

    just constantly smoke. insects hate smoke.

  • shawn mendrek
    shawn mendrek Před 2 dny

    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 Před 2 dny

    For Malaria- could biologists engineer a virus that attacks plasmodium protists?

  • KatJaguar1122
    KatJaguar1122 Před 2 dny

    Just take Boswelia. And lower sugar intake. Being on keto diet helps. And take extra vitamin b1, or eat liver regularly.

  • vTHExUNKNOWENv
    vTHExUNKNOWENv Před 3 dny

    I read that a certain blood type a person has something to do with them liking you as well.

  • Kaotiqua
    Kaotiqua Před 3 dny

    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 Před 3 dny

    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 Před 3 dny +1

    Didn’t address the biggest question....why do mosquitoes always fly into my ear?

  • Katie Whitehouse
    Katie Whitehouse Před 3 dny

    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 Před 3 dny

    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 Před 4 dny

    CO2 to a mosquito is like blood to a shark.

  • Gigi Gewgaw
    Gigi Gewgaw Před 5 dny

    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 Před 5 dny

    One thing mosquitoes hate is garlic. End of story. You won't get laid, but you won't get bit.

  • Yeah ok
    Yeah ok Před 5 dny

    U didn’t mention that mosquitos prefer type O blood im O negative and a mosquito magnet

  • Anthony Delfino
    Anthony Delfino Před 5 dny

    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 Před 5 dny

    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

    When ever Female Mosquitos see me they suck my blood.

  • The Pearl
    The Pearl Před 5 dny

    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
    Satan Před 5 dny

    Think: *trillions of females actually want your sweaty ass*

  • Tim Travasos
    Tim Travasos Před 5 dny

    So why aren't scientists altering mosquitos to not "like humans.

  • Tim Travasos
    Tim Travasos Před 5 dny

    How can a mosquito "sense" CO2 from a distance. It has to reach their organs to be sensed.

  • B Green
    B Green Před 5 dny

    That’s it !
    No more drinkin outside.
    Not !
    Slap ! Slap slap slap
    Slapping still

  • Parke Stanley
    Parke Stanley Před 5 dny

    Excellent channel!!! I liked and subscribed

  • Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday Před 6 dny

    Well...being goth, I'm going to enjoy mosquitoes landing on my black clothes...just another reason to be a hermit, I suppose.

  • elwynbrooks
    elwynbrooks Před 6 dny

    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 Před 6 dny

    My right leg too!!!!

  • Elizabeth Torres
    Elizabeth Torres Před 6 dny +8

    So wear light colored clothing, no alcohol and decreased the amount of sugar intake? 🤔

  • Aaron E
    Aaron E Před 6 dny

    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
    DmedZWN Před 6 dny +5

    " 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 Před 6 dny

    You mean the baby growing inside of you not a fetus

  • Tyrone Howard
    Tyrone Howard Před 6 dny

    Basically everything I do outside....

  • SummoningLemons
    SummoningLemons Před 6 dny

    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

    Me lying i loooooveee mosquito season (later at night)(*scratching my 10 mosquito bites*)

  • Scott Elmore
    Scott Elmore Před 6 dny

    You keep using that word "DISTANCE" I do not think it means what you think it means..... please define "DISTANCE"

  • Atie Kitkat
    Atie Kitkat Před 6 dny

    Only thing in this world that loves and desires me

  • jp grumbach
    jp grumbach Před 6 dny

    They prefer females so get one for the summertime.

  • Cammie x
    Cammie x Před 7 dny

    Mosquitoes are racist

  • Donovan Wisdom
    Donovan Wisdom Před 7 dny

    This video made me itch. Explain that Smarty Pants!

  • Luna
    Luna Před 7 dny

    10:03 because the mosquitos want to get tipsy

  • Tomas Beblar
    Tomas Beblar Před 7 dny

    This video makes me itchy

  • Brett Foster
    Brett Foster Před 7 dny

    Im a prime meal . dark shirt cold beer and Im cool . lmao . good video, Young Man .

  • Michael Parylak
    Michael Parylak Před 7 dny

    All the mosquitoes I've swallowed my life, mystery solved!

  • Victoria Louise
    Victoria Louise Před 7 dny

    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 Před 7 dny

    Beer has always increased attractiveness 🤣 LOL

  • antiisocial
    antiisocial Před 7 dny

    I hate mosquitoes. I work outside...stupid mosquitoes.

  • wildnight5556
    wildnight5556 Před 7 dny

    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 Před 7 dny

    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 Před 7 dny

    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 Před 7 dny

    Lmfao mosquitos are racist

  • lightandnightEQUINOX
    lightandnightEQUINOX Před 7 dny

    When you live in the tropics, where everyday is mosquito season...

  • Neil Sumanda
    Neil Sumanda Před 7 dny

    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 Před 7 dny

    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
    itsalljones Před 7 dny

    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 Před 7 dny

    Mosquitoes deserve to die!

  • Ken Call
    Ken Call Před 7 dny

    3 things that annoy me flies mosquitoes,
    And annoying people.

  • fMix Things
    fMix Things Před 7 dny

    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 Před 7 dny

      Also people tend to talk more in social gatherings. Therefore releasing more of that lovely CO2.

  • MSuyay
    MSuyay Před 8 dny

    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 Před 8 dny

    Alcahol depletes Vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 reduces Lactic Acid build up and in sweat attracts Mozzies

  • Jordon Wu
    Jordon Wu Před 8 dny

    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 Před 8 dny +1

    Basically this also helps prove scientist can genetically modify and manipulate insects. Including creating new species. Plus releasing them into public domain.🤔

  • TheDetailsMatter
    TheDetailsMatter Před 8 dny

    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 Před 8 dny

    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 Před 8 dny +1

    All you have to do is take B complex vitamin and mosquitos will not bite you. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💘💘💘you. God loves you.