I know some people may more attract mosquito to bite, how about cats and dogs? Is cat or dog more attract mosquitos compared with human?

  • Given that this seems to vary from human to human...
    – keshlam
    Commented Dec 17, 2015 at 13:30
  • Not really seeing a pet connection here, seems likely that this is a better fit for the biology site since the focus of the question is on mosquitos.
    – Joanne C
    Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 11:41

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It is mostly genetics and varies from person to person, cat to cat, and dog to dog. For example, my dog and I are not very attractive to mosquitoes, but my sister gets bitten all the time. It really goes by a per case for each individual and there isn't a straight answer for whether cats, dogs, or humans are the most attractive for mosquitoes.

Here is a helpful article explaining some current research on mosquitoes, humans, and pets and who/ what attracts them: Mosquito Magnets

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