Why Mosquitoes Find Your Warm Blood So Appealing

Why Mosquitoes Find Your Warm Blood So Appealing
James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP,

When his mosquitoes refuse to feed, Willem Laursen dons a pair of pantyhose.

“The smell [of feet] really attracts them,” says the Brandeis University biologist, who wraps his hosiery in a ring around the insects' blood-filled feeding discs. “When you go outside, they go straight toward your ankles.”

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