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Patty H
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Last night I was at a BBQ.  When dusk fell, the mosquitoes were out in force.     Four people immediately headed inside the house because they were getting eaten alive, one of whom was me.

I took a poll of the others inside.  They were all type O's!  Is there any evidence that mosquitoes have a preference for blood type?  


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I've always wondered why, in a group of people, a few will be chewed alive by mosquitoes while others won't even get a bite.  I was always one of the ones chewed alive, and I thought it might be because of blood sugar.  I always had a sweet tooth, so I thought perhaps the mosquitoes could sense a higher blood sugar content somehow(?).  Last night, I used somebody's bug repellant that they had brought to the BBQ and I didn't get bitten, but I didn't hear anybody else complaining about mosquitoes, so maybe there weren't any.
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When we are outside, the mosquitos leave my Type B husband alone and they annihilate me.
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Once I stopped eating sugar, I stopped being bothered by bugs


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Once I stopped eating sugar, I stopped being bothered by bugs


I knew it!
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Once I stopped eating sugar, I stopped being bothered by bugs


That didn't work for me.  I haven't had sugar in years.  They still find me!!
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I read that they like women more than men. Hormones?


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I knew it!


I went on a mission trip to Haiti a few years ago - I didn't have anything sweet the whole time.  Everyone else drank juice at every meal and snacked on candy.  They all looked like they had chicken pox, they were so bitten up, but I had only about 2-3 bites the entire week.  I was the only person not attacked.

Kim, do you still eat fruit?  I mean ALL sugar.


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I went on a mission trip to Haiti a few years ago - I didn't have anything sweet the whole time.  Everyone else drank juice at every meal and snacked on candy.  They all looked like they had chicken pox, they were so bitten up, but I had only about 2-3 bites the entire week.  I was the only person not attacked.

Kim, do you still eat fruit?  I mean ALL sugar.


I eat some, but not all the time. I have gone months through the summer without eating fruit because I get full eating all the veggies in season.   I think it is women they like.  Seems to me they never bother the guys.  

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Last night I was at a BBQ.  When dusk fell, the mosquitoes were out in force.     Four people immediately headed inside the house because they were getting eaten alive, one of whom was me.

I took a poll of the others inside.  They were all type O's!  Is there any evidence that mosquitoes have a preference for blood type?  


http://scienceline.org/2007/09/ask-knight-mosquitoes/

A great explanation there...It seems they do prefer type O's, but I'm an O  and they won't bite me unless they've no one else to choose from... I guess they figured my blood wasn't that great...

Hah it says they bite secretors over non secretors...can't wait to get my results...
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Hah it says they bite secretors over non secretors...can't wait to get my results...


Maybe that's the answer for me - more points toward being a non secretor...


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Mosquitoes still land on my arms, but since I have hairy arms and sensitive nerves, I feel them and reduce the population, I rarely get bitten...  

My wife will always get bitten when the mosquitoes are out...  She gets an infection at the bite site, so we usually don't go to nighttime outdoor events...


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  If there's a mosquito within 20 miles he'll find me. Yet my husband who has the biggest sweet tooth will say "what mosquitos?"  He's also an O.  And our friends that we do all our camping with are opposite, in that he's like me.  We don't know what his blood type is, (he won't let us test him), but both his wife and I strongly feel he's an O and I think a Hunter.  She is an A and is like my husband when it comes to the mosquitos having no interest in her.

  So our big canoe trips are always in Sept. when the mosquitos are less.



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I read that they like women more than men. Hormones?


I guess I also should have mentioned that the group of four was equally divided by gender, two women and two men.  In fact one of the two men was bitten the worst of all of us, so there goes that theory.  


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http://scienceline.org/2007/09/ask-knight-mosquitoes/

A great explanation there...It seems they do prefer type O's, but I'm an O  and they won't bite me unless they've no one else to choose from... I guess they figured my blood wasn't that great...

Hah it says they bite secretors over non secretors...can't wait to get my results...


Fantastic article, Linda.  Thanks for hunting it down.  I am a non-secretor but they still seem to like me.  


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Maybe that's the answer for me - more points toward being a non secretor...


For me too...
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I used to get bitten up a lot as a child. All three of my children- two O negatives and a B positve- also get bitten up easily, but I don't.

I read somewhere that consuming a lot of B vitamins makes mosquitoes less likely to bite you. I've been taking B complex for years, but none of my kids do. My guess is that it's the B vitamins I take that make me taste bad to the mosquitoes that bite my kids.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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What dosage of B's do you take Ruthie?  I've been taking 50 mg. 3x a day for years and that hasn't stopped the little critters from helping themselves to me.



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Fantastic article, Linda.  Thanks for hunting it down.  I am a non-secretor but they still seem to like me.  


You're welcome Patty, I remembered reading something about it once in the past, because I remember being outside with my type A brother, and the mosquitos were eating him alive and I didn't have a bite on me...
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You're welcome Patty, I remembered reading something about it once in the past, because I remember being outside with my type A brother, and the mosquitos were eating him alive and I didn't have a bite on me...


Hmmm - maybe he is a secretor and you are a nonnie?


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I get bitten, but there are usually others around who are suffering worse than I am!  Maybe that's the other nonnie advantage...
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I'm a nonnie and have always gotten chewed up by mosquitoes.  If it's not blood sugar, or hormones, or secretor status, it must be something else.
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It could even be things like hair spray or deoderant.  I have problems with scents/chemical smells so I don't wear anything "smelly", and I don't get bit


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Quoted from Patty H
Last night I was at a BBQ.  When dusk fell, the mosquitoes were out in force.     Four people immediately headed inside the house because they were getting eaten alive, one of whom was me.

I took a poll of the others inside.  They were all type O's!  Is there any evidence that mosquitoes have a preference for blood type?  


I was at an outdoor dinner party last night and I got eaten alive, too. The first mosquitos of the season! Ugh.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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My ex and I are both A's and I would get eaten alive while he remained bite-free.

I have heard theories about estrogen and B complex, but according to the above reports nothing seems to be conclusive...
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http://scienceline.org/2007/09/ask-knight-mosquitoes/

A great explanation there...It seems they do prefer type O's, but I'm an O  and they won't bite me unless they've no one else to choose from... I guess they figured my blood wasn't that great...

Hah it says they bite secretors over non secretors...can't wait to get my results...


OK this is weird.  I’m B non-secretor who drinks wine and I get bit way more than my B secretor son who drinks beer.  What’s up, I’m supposed to bet bit less than other people!!!


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What dosage of B's do you take Ruthie?  I've been taking 50 mg. 3x a day for years and that hasn't stopped the little critters from helping themselves to me.


I take B-50 once a day, although there were times in the past when I took it twice a day. I never took it 3X a day- at least not regularly. There might have been days when I accidentally took it 3X because I wasn't sure if I'd taken it yet or not.

It's obviously a complex biochemical response here. Some things may make us "less tasty" to mosquitos,  but those things may vary from person to person.

Let's not forget the obvious things like minimzing our time outside at dusk, using insect repellent when we can't avoid it, and minimizing mosquito habitats by dumping out pools or buckets of standing water. I make my own mosquito repellant by putting witch hazel in a spray bottle and adding a few drops of tea tree oil and lavendar oil. If sprayed on right before heading outside, it keeps them from biting. This combo is also soothing on bites you may already have.


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the higher your sugar intake, the more mosquitoes will love your blood!!!


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the higher your sugar intake, the more mosquitoes will love your blood!!!


Not necessarily! My mom eats a lot more sugar than I do and she doesn't get bitten and I am dinner and dessert! We are both A's. She thinks it's because she smokes .


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Smart mosquitoes!


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Not necessarily! My mom eats a lot more sugar than I do and she doesn't get bitten and I am dinner and dessert! We are both A's. She thinks it's because she smokes .


Me too before my healthy days...I lived on sweets and still they didn't bite me...unless no one else was available, but they definitely preferred to bite someone besides me...
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it may be a combination of factors.  I used to get bitten, but now I don't since I stopped eating sugar, but maybe other things have changed as well.  


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looking back through this it seems like prop tasters get bit - at least for the most part


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She thinks it's because she smokes .

Smoke definitely keeps them away...  When we went out to a mosquito haven, Dad would light a cigar, heat the pickup cab so we would start to sweat, fill the pickup cab with cigar smoke so it stuck all over us - and then we would go out and work with mosquitoes buzzing all around, but not eating us...


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Once I stopped eating sugar, I stopped being bothered by bugs
My brother once told me it was because I ate too many sweets and didn't eat all my vegetables.  I was 5yo; he was 12.



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I used to get eaten up prior to starting the BTD.  Now i never get bitten, though everyone around me usually gets eaten alive.  

It could just be a coincidence, but i think the BTD diet has something to do with it.  I also have a sweet tooth, but i don't eat as much as i used to prior to the BTD.


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It's just not fair that I'm almost completely sugar-free and still get eaten alive by mosquitoes...!


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It's just not fair that I'm almost completely sugar-free and still get eaten alive by mosquitoes...!
I guess you're just naturally sweet!
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When we are outside, the mosquitos leave my Type B husband alone and they annihilate me.


My type A husband never gets bitten and I get eaten alive.

Appareantly BT doesn't determine who gets bitten:

"Now scientists have discovered key differences in the body odours produced by people who are more prone to insect bites compared to those who seem resistant – they have lower levels of fruity smelling compounds in their sweat.

The researchers found that these compounds, known as ketones, repel mosquitoes. People who produce high levels are less likely to be bitten.

They are now developing a new kind of insect repellent to help those whose bodies do not smell so fruity. "



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hmm, doesnt it seem like it would be the opposite? more fruity smelling people would attract them?
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Maybe we smell like fruit, not people, so they think we're not a protein source?

Don't you produce more ketones when you eat fewer carbs?


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An O friend just emailed me from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, complaining of very bad mosquito problems.

Here's how I advised him, if that's your problem too, these days:



Re: Mosquitoes

http://www. (website of store)
The above is a link to (market name in nearby town). Call the phone number listed and ask re natural repellents. Ask if they stock natural essential oils and, if so, consider blending a small amount of essential oil of geranium into a base of a plain vegetable oil carrier such as Sweet Almond Oil. (A 4 oz bottle of the latter should run you under $5. A tiny bottle of geranium oil will be pricier -  starting at $12 but could be higher.) Essential oils are administered by the DROP. A little goes a long way, and geranium oil is very strong, i.e. has good diffusive power to the nose, so be sparing.

I would rub a geranium dilution over all exposed body parts. Mosquitoes tend not to like it. There are others they don't like (citronella, you've probably heard of; lemongrass is another, but more irritating than geranium).

If you've already been bitten and are itchy, then blend a number of drops of essential oil of lavender (price varies: tiny bottle might start at $8, depending on amount and fineness) into the carrier oil (i.e., the Sweet Almond Oil). It's very soothing. It neutralizes mosquito venom. Essential oil of lavender is not at all irritating. Safe enough for baby, but very diluted is best.

Note: If your local store doesn't carry these, they can probably order these products for you. Or maybe they will sell you something their local customers find helpful.

Good luck.

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If he's interested, he'll reply for more detailed blending info, for example.
As for the rest of you, take along some of these ingredients if you're planning trips this summer to places likely to be mosquito-infested.


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Hah...well it seems my non secretor status might actually play a role at least for me, they don't bite me and I just found out that I'm a non-secretor...??
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Thanks, San J!  Taking notes.  I'm going to give this a try.
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