Mosquitoes

There are around 3,500 species of mosquitoes, but only a couple hundred feast on human blood.

If you’ve been bitten by a mosquito, it was a female. Male mosquitoes make do just fine with plants, but females need a blood meal before they can lay eggs.

The female’s saliva contains an anti-coagulant that lets her more easily suck up her meal. The saliva induces an allergic response from her victim’s immune system; that’s why your skin gets itchy bump.

Females lay their eggs in shallow water or even damp soil that’s prone to flooding. Get rid of any standing water near your home to reduce the mosquito horde.

The best time to avoid mosquitoes is in the afternoon, when temperatures are hottest insects rest in cooler spots.

Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide, lactic acid and octanol found in our preference for beer drinkers. Preference for beer drinkers.

Some scientists think that eliminating mosquitoes wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Others aren’t so sure, though, and worry about the effects on the ecosystem of the loss of an insect that by spiders, salamanders, frogs, fish and other insects.

Malaria Infects around 250 million people each year worldwide and kills about one mostly children in Africa. About a fifth of those deaths can be attributed to counterfeit antimalarial drugs.
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