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[*] posted on 4-12-2018 at 10:50 PM


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David K I have type O blood and rarely do mosquitoes or noseeums come to me.


See woody's reply before mine... I only mentioned that to confirm his post on O+. I wonder if this mandates a poll? ;)




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[*] posted on 4-13-2018 at 05:43 AM


I have O+ as well. The little buggers will pass by everyone else in a 50’ radius to feed on me. I first realized it in Oaxaca in the late 80s when after a few days all the welts made me look diseased. My buddies hardly got bit.



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[*] posted on 4-13-2018 at 07:18 AM


Could it be that we all get bit, but that some react differently than others? Seems like folks just visiting an area are more prone to the big welts etc. Whereas long time residents are not bothered as much.

Just my very un-scientific observation.




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[*] posted on 4-13-2018 at 09:56 AM


Who the heck knows ? I have A+ and those little Bastards love my ass !

I have heard that drinking lot's of beer will help repel them do to the yeast content of beer.

But I am hear to attest that beer does NOT help as I have personally done extensive research into this rumor .

I'm talking decades worth of drinking mass quantities of the delicious liquid beverage.




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[*] posted on 4-13-2018 at 11:00 AM


My hubby is O+ and our designated sacrificial lamb with all biting bugs.
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[*] posted on 4-13-2018 at 11:11 AM


I personally don't believe in the blood type theory, but I do think it has to do with body biochemistry, as in mainly PH factors and diet.

I believe in eating at least 3 or 4 bananas daily, enough to secrete banana oil out on your skin, so when the little buggers come down to take some blood they slip and break their little noses. :biggrin:





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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 03:11 PM


I think different people have different immune responses (white blood cells/histamines/antibodies) to the saliva (proteins) of the invading parasites. Some immune systems decide the foreign invasion requires an immediate and dramatic response (welts), and others just shrug. The bugs are attracted by heat and CO2, so I think we are all targets. At least that’s what I’ve read.

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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 03:57 PM


We use a coconut oil based suntan lotion for noseeums. The bugs get stuck in the oil and probably suffocate.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 04:06 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Alexmcnc  
I think different people have different immune responses (white blood cells/histamines/antibodies) to the saliva (proteins) of the invading parasites. Some immune systems decide the foreign invasion requires an immediate and dramatic response (welts), and others just shrug. The bugs are attracted by heat and CO2, so I think we are all targets. At least that’s what I’ve read.

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lets see...which famous nomad is known to exhale copious amounts of hot CO2....:light:
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