As per study, the perfume you use, color of the shirt you wear and smelliness of your feet attract more mosquitoes. Scientists say that even the stinky feet and socks can be added to the list of factors that attract mosquitoes.
“It is the things that we produce in our breath, sweat of skin that mosquitoes use as a signal to find us. So if you are wearing socks, these skin-derived chemicals remain on the sock fabric and can still be detected by mosquitoes even after you have removed your socks,” A scientist said.
But unclean feet and dirty socks aren’t the only things that entice a mosquito to go in for the kill. Scientists say that everything from body build to the type of perfume you wear can be the difference between deterring and attracting the pests.
And while fair skin might be more attractive to the insects, lighter colors of clothing turn them off.