Malaysia is infamous for its mosquito population. Home to some of the most dangerous and irritating mosquitoes in the world, it is essential to have mosquito control treatment at the ready! Going outdoors often means facing inevitable bites from one or several of these pests. However, encountering them does not imply you must tolerate their presence.

Here are ten ways that can attract Malaysia mosquitoes so you can repel them and don’t have to worry about being bitten every time you step outside:

Mosquitoes are Attracted to Some Colors

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You may not be aware of this, but mosquitoes are actually attracted to colors. Mosquitoes can not technically see color, but they can see contrasts in colors. This means if you wear dark and bold colors like red, black, navy blue, and even floral, you may end up attracting mosquitoes.

To get around this problem, try wearing lighter colors like pastels and lighter shades of the color you’re wearing. If you have to wear dark clothes, just make sure it’s long-sleeved so mosquitoes won’t have a chance to bite you.

Mosquitoes Will Come If You Exercise

Mosquitoes are attracted to sweat because it’s what tells them a human is nearby. This is why if you’re exercising outdoors, you’ll probably be bitten more by mosquitoes. To keep them from biting you, try wearing clothes that cover your skin and invest in a sweat-proof repellent to wear during the day.

Also, using anti-mosquito lotions is a good way to keep your skin safe from these pests. You can use some natural ingredients, too, like lemongrass oil or citronella, which are great ways to repel mosquitoes and make sure they stay away from you.

Related: What Every Parent Should Know About Mosquitoes

Carbon Dioxide Will Attract Mosquitoes

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Carbon dioxide is a natural attractant for mosquitoes. This means that if you’re the type of person who breathes heavily when they exert themselves, there’s a chance more mosquitoes than usual may bite you because your breathing tells them humans are nearby and ready to get bit!

If this sounds like you, try applying mosquito repellent lotions or, even better – invest in an anti-mosquito device so these pests won’t bother biting you. Not only will it keep them away, but it’ll also protect those around you from being bitten too!

Standing Water Will Attract Mosquitoes

Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, so if you’re next to a pool, stream or even puddle of water – mosquitoes will come after you. The more stagnant the water is, the more likely they’ll be attracted to it and, as such, your location!

If you want to avoid this, try investing in mosquito nets that can effectively keep them away from your face and head area when outdoors. You can also remove any pots or flower vases that may have standing water in them.

Flowers May Attract Mosquitoes

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Flowers are known to be beautiful and fragrant but did you know they can also attract mosquitoes? If there’s a garden near your area or if flowers surround your home, the chances are that it’ll act as an invitation for mosquitoes.

To make sure these pests won’t come after you, try removing any flower vases around the house – especially those with fresh-cut flowers in them. Also, trees with sweet-smelling blossoms will help draw out the mosquitos, so avoid planting anything too fragrant nearby!

Having a Blood Type O Will Attract Mosquitoe

Although mosquitoes are attracted to all sorts of people, they most especially love those with blood type O. If you have this type of blood, it’s best to try wearing long-sleeved clothes when you’re out. You may also add sticker repellents to your clothes which are pretty cost-effective and can be bought almost anywhere. Also, using anti-mosquito lotions like mosquito spray will keep you safe from these pests and prevent them from biting you.

A Mosquitoe Is Attracted to Alcohol


This might not be a big deal for most people, but if you like to drink, it’s best to exercise caution if you’re going outdoors. Mosquitoes are attracted to the chemicals in alcohol, and as such, they’ll flock towards anyone who smells of beer or wine.

Heat Can Attracts Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are attracted to heat, so if you’re near a hot, humid area – they’ll likely swarm around it. One way to deal with this is by investing in an anti-mosquito device that can keep them from coming onto your property or at least make sure the mosquitoes don’t bite you! If there’s any standing water nearby, like, say, puddles formed after rainfalls, then definitely try removing anything that will attract these pesky insects and prevent them from biting.

Being Pregnant Attracts Mosquitoes


If you’re pregnant, you’re easily spotted by mosquitoes, and they’ll be more likely to come after you. They usually bite pregnant women because they emit carbon dioxide and other chemicals that make them stand out from the rest – it’s as if these pests can easily spot you!

Another possible reason is that your body temperature may also rise, which will attract mosquitoes, so avoid going outdoors during hot, humid days for this reason alone. When indoors, try using mosquito nets or have an anti-mosquito device in your home to keep the mosquitos away from both yourself and your baby at all times.

Shade Can Attract Mosquitoe

Although mosquitoes are attracted to heat, they still love to thrive in warm and shaded areas. These little rascals will stay in the shade and wait for their next victim to come along – it’s best if you avoid going near shady areas or woods during the day.

The New Understanding

With all the information you’ve read, we hope that you now have a better understanding of how to protect yourself from Malaysian mosquitoes. You may want to contact us if you need more help with protecting your family or business.

We are happy to answer any questions and provide feedback on what has worked for our clients in the past! Once again, thank you for reading this blog post and please share it with anyone who needs protection against these pests!