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Scientists Finally Know Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others – Mystery Revealed

There’s a good chance that there’s a killer lurking in your home right now. She’s probably watching you from some shadowy corner of your house even as you read this article.

Don’t bother looking over your shoulder, she’s far too stealthy, and in fact- she’s probably

already struck. Without you even knowing it she’s already injected you with a deadly cocktail and now you’re as good as dead.

If you live anywhere but Antarctica, then you’re pretty well acquainted with the mosquito. These flying insects are the bane of all humans during the spring and summer months, and they can ruin anything from a day at the lake to a backyard barbecue. But in many cases, they’ll do more than just leave behind an itchy bump, as mosquitoes are also one of the leading disease vectors in the natural kingdom.

In fact, mosquitoes are considered by many to be the deadliest animal to have ever existed, and some scientists estimate that they may have killed as many as half of all humans that have ever lived, all through the spread of various diseases and parasites.

The mosquito of today is no exception, and reports of deadly West Nile virus have popped up everywhere from Canada to the United States to across Europe.

You can’t run, and you definitely can’t hide. Mosquitoes will look for you. They will find you. And like a revenge-fueled Liam Neeson, they just might kill you.

The best part, With global warming heating up the earth and changing the climate, the northern latitudes that mosquitoes can show up at have been steadily increasing for years, and the longer warm seasons all around the world have given mosquitoes even more time to do what they do best: breed by the trillions.

Soon any argument that global warming is real or not will be moot as we’ll all be too busy trying to climb out from under an avalanche of disease bearing mosquitoes.

But why do mosquitoes even bite in the first place? And why does it seem like sometimes you get covered from head to toe in bites that refuse to stop itching for days while your friend remains somehow untouched?

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