Do you attract mosquitoes more than others?

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An article by Margaret Darby appeared in Deseret News asking, "Do you attract mosquitoes more than others?" If so, here's why.

"In a paper published in Oct. 18 in the scientific journal Cell, researchers found that mosquitoes are drawn to certain body odors, which is why some people get bit more than others.

"Mosquitoes are enticed by people with high levels of carboxylic acids. Every person has unique levels of chemical compounds that create their individual scent. Those who produce high levels of carboxylic acids on their skin are the ones who attract mosquitoes."

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