Home > Medical > Infectious Diseases > Mosquito-borne diseases 18 June 2019 WATCH: Top 10 reasons why mosquitoes prefer you over others Your fast metabolism, your alcohol intake and your blood type - these are just some of the reasons why mosquitoes find you attractive to snack on. 0 Have you ever felt that you fall victim to mosquitoes bites more than anyone else around you? Here are a few reasons why you might be more at risk than those around you.Image credit: iStock Related articles How higher temperatures and pollution are affecting mosquitoes Human activities are driving mosquito evolution. Polluting activities are resulting in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes expanding into regions where they previous weren’t. WATCH: Malawi 1st nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids Malawi has become the first country to begin immunising children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. SEE: Mosquitoes use six 'needles' to suck blood They're not simply an irritation. Some mosquitoes pose a public health risk.