That first hard freeze that kills off most of the mosquito population is not quite here. Until then, we'll have to deal with these pesky little varmints.

Here's a great fire pit question: Why do mosquitoes tend to bite some people more than others? Bug spray and repellent would be the obvious answer - but it goes even deeper than that. Your genes, blood-type, and alcohol consumption may play a big part in attracting those pesky skeeters.

According to a study from PLOS One, mosquitoes will really like you if you are blood type O. B is not that much better but type A people are the least likely to be bitten. The study goes on to find that corpulent, larger people are more likely to be bothered because they breathe out a higher amount of carbon dioxide, which the pests like.

If you are a fitness freak, the mosquitoes apparently really love you because you will heat up and sweat and the flying blood-suckers thrive on that. Do you mean sitting in the Adirondack chair with a cold beer is not the best way to avoid mosquitoes? Nope. Apparently, alcohol makes your blood tastier and mosquitoes are attracted to the smell of brews and cocktails. I am too. I must be part skeeter.

Finally, avoid colors such as blue, black, and red, which attract insects.

As always, use a repellent when outside to avoid being swarmed. It seems mosquitoes are carrying more diseases and viruses every year.

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