How Those Pesky Mosquitoes Us Our Body Heat To Find and Bite Us

The mosquito follows this odor and, when it gets very close, starts to detect body heat. Once mosquitoes land on you, "they actually can taste your skin with their legs and then they look for a place to bite,"

How Those Pesky Mosquitoes Us Our Body Heat To Find and Bite Us

Mosquitoes searching for a meal of blood use a variety of clues to track down humans, including our body heat and the carbon dioxide in our breath. Now, research shows that a certain olfactory receptor in their antennae also serves as a detector of humans, responding to smelly chemicals in our sweat. Targeting this receptor […]