Mosquitoes Trying To Reach Human Skin Through a Net

A short clip of a swarm of mosquitos trying to reach a human through a mosquito net. The feeding preferences of mosquitoes include those with type O blood, heavy breathers, those with a lot of skin bacteria, people with a lot of body heat, and the pregnant. Individuals’ attractiveness to mosquitoes also has a heritable, genetically-controlled component. With regard to host location, female mosquitoes hunt their blood host by detecting organic substances such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and 1-octen-3-ol produced from the host, and through visual recognition. Mosquitoes prefer some people over others.