Fighting Bug Bites

One of the best places to spend time is in the wild outdoors. But along with all the beauty that Mother Nature provides, humans must also contend with the insects that make the wild outdoors their home. Insects that sting, bite, or otherwise make their presence known to humans can ruin an otherwise perfect day and in a survival situation, they can really make things worse.

Mosquitoes are attracted to:

  • Lactic acid
  • Type O Blood
  • CO2
  • Metabolic rate (high resting metabolic rates are more attractive)
  • Heat
  • Movement

Drinking alcohol and exercising both raise metabolic rate and make you more attractive to mosquitoes. Movement and sweating will make you more attractive to mosquitoes.

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