Mosquitoes: why do only a few sting? The reason exists and science explains it to us. Let’s find out more!
Why do mosquitoes sting? Surely at least once in your life you will have asked yourself, perhaps without finding an answer . Well, if you are also among the favorite victims of these annoying insects, then you must know that science has answered this question: Joop Van Loon, entomologist from the Netherlands, said that the explanation is chemical , and that there are compounds which in large quantities attract these insects, causing us a series of unpleasant stings. Let’s find out more.
Who bites mosquitoes and why
Mosquitoes pinch some people, some don’t. This has always been known, but the novelty is that finally someone has managed to answer this question: why?
What would make the difference would be the amount of chemical compounds produced by all the colonies of microbes that inhabit our skin. It is a different condition from person to person , which would lead these insects to attack those who produce a greater quantity of these compounds.
Here are the words of Joop Van Loop in this regard, reported by IlMessaggero : “The bacteria convert the secretions of our sweat glands into volatile compounds that are transported through the air to our olfactory system up to the mosquitoes” .
In this way, through their sensory organs , mosquitoes would be able to recognize their main victims even from a distance of 50 meters. At this point, following the trail, the insect approaches and then evaluates still other variables (temperature, water vapor, etc.) although the chemical compounds still remain the decisive one.
In short, if every summer you also experience the nightmare of mosquitoes, but above all if you know you are one of the main victims , now at least you know why. You just have to discover the natural remedies against bites.
ultimo aggiornamento: 30-06-2020