Why are some people mosquito magnets and others unbothered? A medical entomologist points to metabolism, body odor and mindset

Posted 9/8/22

It’s rare to attend an outdoor party in warm weather without hearing people complain about mosquitoes. They swat away, sit in campfire smoke, cover up with blankets and eventually just give up and go indoors. On the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of people who don’t seem bothered by mosquitoes in the slightest.

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