I’ve always wondered why I seldom get bitten by a mosquito even when friends and family become lunch meat for the flying critters. Shirley S. Wang in WSJ:
Researchers have identified a handful of the body’s chemical odors—some of which may be related to stress—that are present in significantly larger concentrations in people that the bugs are happier to leave alone.
In a word, they don’t like people with stress smell, whatever that is. That doesn’t explain why there are so many people in Brooklyn who are bitten by mosquitos. This can be a stressful place.