Are hairy arms/legs more resistant to mosquitoes?

Ioannes

Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.
Do you think they are or do the mosquitoes still find gaps?

Some mammals' fur protects them from biting insects. For example, marsupials in rainforests. Or the African honey badger, which is immune to bee stings.
 

sqrage

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Nope. Personal experience. My legs are hairy as fuck and I still get bit more than anyone I know.
 

Varine

And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war
If you grew it thick enough maybe. Or just wore long sleeves, which I think would be easier.
 

camelCase

The Case of the Mysterious Camel.
I wear long sleeves and pants everywhere I go (because it feels comfy to me).
I did read that mosquitoes do prefer some people over others; but only because of the content of their perspiration or something
 

tom_mai78101

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Staff member
I have hairy legs, and I get mosquito bites.

I think it has to do with how much poultry intake you eat and how much vegetables you eat. The more poultry you take, the acidic your body may get (or blood), and mosquitoes love acidic blood. All of this is something my family had been talking about for quite a while.
 

Azlier

Old World Ghost
Fairly sure that what affects mosquito biting you is your scent, not what you're wearing or how much hair you have. Some people get bit outside constantly, some are all but ignored by the pests. Almost certain it's based on your scent.
 

camelCase

The Case of the Mysterious Camel.
Actually, any kind of carbon dioxide you exhale will lead them to you, iirc =/
So breathe less.
Kinda' reminds me of a Jackie Chan, the cartoon, episode where there was this blind and deaf monster that could only sense you if you breathed xD
 

Varine

And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war
Well it comes at the price of possibly being known as that weird guy that routinely burns himself, and you singe your hair which is never pleasant.
 

shinami

Redirect your complaints to the nearest wall
How much mosquitoes attack you have (if I recall correctly) something to do with your body odor.
 

FireCat

Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!
Dammit.
I just got bitten.
Oh dear.. They Just can't resist your delicious blood.

Bloodsucking Mosquitoes said:
Type: Bug
Diet: Carnivore
Average life span in the wild: 2 weeks to 6 months
Size: 1/8 to 3/4 in (0.3 to 2 cm)
Weight: Average 0.000088 oz (2.5 mg)
Group name: Swarm
Did you know? The red bump and itching caused by a mosquito bite is actually an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva.
 

Varine

And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war
Did firecat just do something useful and not end in saying that it doesn't exist? I think another news article is required of this event...
 
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