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2022-08-19 9:32:10 AM  
They were especially bad where I camped this year.
 
2022-08-19 10:45:52 AM  
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"Well duh. You don't think I was attracted to 'Who farted?' face because of her personality, do you?"
 
2022-08-19 10:45:54 AM  
I remember growing up I was told that eating bananas attracted mosquitos. Or repelled them. I'm not sure. It's a moot point for me anyways as I hate bananas and banana related foods.
 
2022-08-19 10:49:15 AM  
I must be farking delicious. Thanks, I hate it.
 
2022-08-19 10:49:31 AM  

Solty Dog: I remember growing up I was told that eating bananas attracted mosquitos. Or repelled them. I'm not sure. It's a moot point for me anyways as I hate bananas and banana related foods.


😲 that's b.a.n.a.n.a.s. 🍌 🍌🍌🍌
 
2022-08-19 10:55:27 AM  
I was playing disc golf one night and stopped to take a pee. One of those farkers managed to bite me on my taint.
 
2022-08-19 10:56:09 AM  
Not discussed in the article, but another possibility I have seen mentioned elsewhere is that you are getting bit, but you just happen to be someone who does not have the immune reaction to mosquito backwash, so you do not end up with an itchy welt.
 
2022-08-19 10:57:00 AM  
I rarely get mosquito bites. I guess they don't like 80 proof.
 
2022-08-19 10:59:18 AM  
I have a Mosquito Magnet.  It works great.  Produces heat, CO2, and a scent lure.  Put in the right spot, and mosquitos will find it and not you.

But, and this is a big but, not only does the trap need to be upwind from the source of mosquitos, but it needs to be at approximately the same height or just a bit higher.  Ours worked great until I redid my back yard when we put in a new septic system.  The location where I set the trap got 2.5 feet higher, and presto, it stopped finding anything.

However, not only did the trap no longer find mosquitos, they also couldn't find us anymore either.
 
2022-08-19 11:10:49 AM  
Eat vitamin B-12.  Probably won't make a difference with the mosquitos but it's good for you
 
2022-08-19 11:18:42 AM  
I've walked thru a cloud of mosquitoes, and they went around me to go after my girlfriend instead of me.
Bugs just don't like how I taste. Not only that, but I usually don't get a histamine reaction from the few bites that I do get...so very little swelling or itching and it's gone in about 30 min.
 
2022-08-19 11:21:39 AM  
I'm O+. Mosquitoes have always tended to leave me alone. I'll get one or two bites and that's it. Those few itch quite a lot, but at least they're not numerous.

*shrug* I also avoid wearing fragrance because most cause some sort of unpleasant reaction. Maybe that has something to do with it.
 
2022-08-19 11:34:53 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm O+. Mosquitoes have always tended to leave me alone. I'll get one or two bites and that's it. Those few itch quite a lot, but at least they're not numerous.

*shrug* I also avoid wearing fragrance because most cause some sort of unpleasant reaction. Maybe that has something to do with it.


Not sure if user name checks out.
 
2022-08-19 11:36:28 AM  
They can bite me on the ankles and wrists, but in other places my skin is too thick and they can't get any blood. They have trouble just getting through. This is probably due to a Northern European ancestry. I remember one biting me on the arm and I tightened my arm muscles and the poor insect tried to fly away but its proboscis or what-you-call-it was held in place and it fluttered helplessly.

Horseflies are another matter entirely. And back when I studied zoology, I was "bitten" by a ambush bug and it was like being stuck with a red-hot needle.
 
2022-08-19 11:38:53 AM  

New Rising Sun: Not discussed in the article, but another possibility I have seen mentioned elsewhere is that you are getting bit, but you just happen to be someone who does not have the immune reaction to mosquito backwash, so you do not end up with an itchy welt.


🤮 things I didn't want to know
 
2022-08-19 11:41:25 AM  
When I was in high school they had a career day and one of the people there was from the DNR. They had a mesh cage with a mesh glove (so the entire thing was sealed, but if you put your hand in the mesh glove and stuck it in the cage, the mosquitos could get to you). The entire display was about blood type and how tasty you are to mosquitos.

I'm A+ and they were not impressed with me, but were on my O-type friend like mad. My husband is also O-type and I've watched the little bastards fly right by me to get to him.
 
2022-08-19 11:55:48 AM  
I have a friend who is apparently delicious to mosquitoes. Sucks for her but its handy for me when we go camping
 
2022-08-19 12:11:48 PM  

Schmerd1948: I rarely get mosquito bites. I guess they don't like 80 proof.


I'm pretty sure I've bred a new species of alcoholic mosquitos in my back yard.
 
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2022-08-19 12:30:59 PM  
I never get mosquito bites, I can sit down and watch them just fly around me and rarely even land and if they do I've seen it where their bitey part can't get into my skin, in just curls up. Ticks stay away as well.

I'm thinking it's all the 100% DEET I used to lather on my skin camping and backpacking for 20 years growing up.
 
2022-08-19 12:32:05 PM  
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2022-08-19 12:40:35 PM  

Solty Dog: I remember growing up I was told that eating bananas attracted mosquitos. Or repelled them. I'm not sure. It's a moot point for me anyways as I hate bananas and banana related foods.


thank you for your pointless story that I had to scroll through.
 
2022-08-19 1:23:34 PM  
My theory is mosquitoes like blood containing high blood sugar levels. Get your A1C checked folks.
 
2022-08-19 1:28:49 PM  

Snarky Acronym: My theory is mosquitoes like blood containing high blood sugar levels. Get your A1C checked folks.


I don't put A1 or A1C on my steak, so I'm fine.
 
2022-08-19 1:30:14 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm O+. Mosquitoes have always tended to leave me alone. I'll get one or two bites and that's it. Those few itch quite a lot, but at least they're not numerous.

*shrug* I also avoid wearing fragrance because most cause some sort of unpleasant reaction. Maybe that has something to do with it.


I'm O+ and have been eaten alive by mosquitoes all my life. I react severely to the bites, large welts, extremely itchy.

I don't think it's blood type alone.
 
2022-08-19 1:48:07 PM  
I'm known as 'the jam boy' because of how attractive I am to biting insects.
 
2022-08-19 1:58:21 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: I was playing disc golf one night and stopped to take a pee. One of those farkers managed to bite me on my taint.



I got chiggers on my junk once and it was THE WORST!

But how did it access your taint?  You're not one of those weirdos who drops their drawers to the ground when they stand at the urinal are you??

Also, username checks out.
 
2022-08-19 2:00:58 PM  

2KanZam: Harry Wagstaff: I was playing disc golf one night and stopped to take a pee. One of those farkers managed to bite me on my taint.


I got chiggers on my junk once and it was THE WORST!

But how did it access your taint?  You're not one of those weirdos who drops their drawers to the ground when they stand at the urinal are you??

Also, username checks out.


Was apparently a stunt pilot. I just dropped my shorts far enough for my twig and giggleberries to clear cotton.
 
2022-08-19 2:10:39 PM  

fark yews: Solty Dog: I remember growing up I was told that eating bananas attracted mosquitos. Or repelled them. I'm not sure. It's a moot point for me anyways as I hate bananas and banana related foods.

thank you for your pointless story that I had to scroll through.


It was my pleasure. Thank you for further wasting your time commenting on it.
 
2022-08-19 3:40:22 PM  

Snarky Acronym: My theory is mosquitoes like blood containing high blood sugar levels. Get your A1C checked folks.


I started getting a lot fewer bites when I stopped drinking soda.

DragonIV: I have a Mosquito Magnet.  It works great.  Produces heat, CO2, and a scent lure.  Put in the right spot, and mosquitos will find it and not you.

But, and this is a big but, not only does the trap need to be upwind from the source of mosquitos, but it needs to be at approximately the same height or just a bit higher.  Ours worked great until I redid my back yard when we put in a new septic system.  The location where I set the trap got 2.5 feet higher, and presto, it stopped finding anything.

However, not only did the trap no longer find mosquitos, they also couldn't find us anymore either.


I got one and the damned thing wouldn't work more than one season. Had to get it fixed EVERY spring and that took long enough that I got bit up anyway.

Weaver95: I've walked thru a cloud of mosquitoes, and they went around me to go after my girlfriend instead of me.
Bugs just don't like how I taste. Not only that, but I usually don't get a histamine reaction from the few bites that I do get...so very little swelling or itching and it's gone in about 30 min.


I hate you. My bites last for 2 weeks.

WastrelWay: They can bite me on the ankles and wrists, but in other places my skin is too thick and they can't get any blood. They have trouble just getting through.


You must have wimpy mosquitoes where you live. Come visit us in Alaska. They bite through blue jeans and hats. The caribou migrate because the mosquitoes on the North Slope get to mean, and they have thick hide and fur.
 
2022-08-19 4:02:27 PM  

NotARocketScientist: I got one and the damned thing wouldn't work more than one season. Had to get it fixed EVERY spring and that took long enough that I got bit up anyway.


They cannot overwinter in freezing temps--the igniting element will shatter.  Keep in your basement during the colder months. Why this isn't in the manual I'll never know--but figured it out after disassembling one, and then got it replaced under warranty.

Since keeping it from freezing, it worked great for about eight years until I mothballed it.
 
2022-08-19 8:14:37 PM  

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"Well duh. You don't think I was attracted to 'Who farted?' face because of her personality, do you?"


Well, that was easily my first guess.
 
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