Category Archives for Mosquitoes

How Far Do Mosquitoes Travel?

How Far Do Mosquitoes Travel From Their Nest?

Mosquitoes can be a real pest, especially during the warmer months. These insects tend to live close to their breeding grounds. As most mosquitoes lay their eggs on fresh water, their homes include lakes, ponds, or any small puddles of fresh water they can find around your yard.

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When Do Mosquitoes Go Away?

When Do Mosquitoes Go Away?

We've all probably heard the term “mosquito season,” but is there such a thing?

It really depends on which part of the world you're talking about. Mosquitoes are cold-blooded and therefore prefer a warmer environment. Because of this, climate plays a huge role in the lives of these flying insects.

Depending on the species and climate, mosquitoes do call it quits in the cooler months. Some will die, while others wait it out.

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How Long Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

How Long Do Mosquito Bites Itch For?

Mosquitoes are real pests that depend on blood to feed on. Mosquitoes bite humans and other animals to feed on blood. When a mosquito bites us, it can leave an incredibly itchy and irritated welt on the skin. How long mosquito bites will itch for is on the mind of every fresh victim.

Some people are more sensitive to mosquito bites than others. Not everyone experiences such an irritating, itchy welt. For those of you that do suffer with itchy and inflamed mosquito bites, you’ll be happy to know that the irritation will not last too long. Read on to find out how long your bite is likely to be itchy.

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What Attracts Mosquitoes?

What Are Mosquitoes Attracted To?

What mosquitoes are attracted to remains a bit of a mystery, which experts are still trying to solve. Biologists and entomologists (bug experts) alike continue to search for the answer. Mosquitoes continue to be a serious threat to humans, since they're capable of spreading deadly diseases.

Within a given group of people, mosquitoes will attack some, while others are left alone. There are those who claim to be “mosquito magnets.” We will now try to answer the question of why they are more attractive to mosquitoes.

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Itchy Bumps That Look Like Mosquito Bites But Aren’t

Itchy Bumps On The Skin That Look Like Mosquito Bites But Aren’t

We're all familiar with mosquito bites, but are there other insects that can create similar effects and discomfort?

There are many insects which bite, some do it to feed and others when threatened. One thing they have in common, though, is that they leave an annoying, itchy mark. Let's take a look at some other insects that can leave bites.

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Can Mosquitoes Bite Through Clothes?

Can Mosquitoes Bite Through Clothing?

Mosquitoes are arguably one of the world’s deadliest predators. Their bites not only cause irritation, but can spread harmful diseases as well. Protecting yourself from mosquito bites is very important, especially in certain parts of the world where mosquitoes are known to carry such diseases.

You may think that you’re protected from mosquitoes so long as you’re fully clothed. However, this isn’t always the case. Let's take a closer look at these pests and how they may have the ability to bite through clothes.

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How To Prevent Mosquito Bites

How To Prevent & Avoid Mosquito Bites

With the summer comes mosquitoes, and with mosquitoes come itchy, annoying bites. Or does it really have to be like that? Outdoor activities are a must for many of us during the warm weather months, why should a small insect keep us indoors? Knowing how to avoid mosquito bites can save everyone from a world of pain and discomfort.

I'm going to share with you a few tips and tricks so you and your family can feel carefree, and bite-free, while doing what you love outdoors.

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Spider Bites Vs Mosquito Bites

Mosquito Bites Vs Spider Bites

Do spider bites and mosquito bites look quite similar? How do you tell them apart? There is quite a contrast between these two creatures, especially in the ways that they bite.

Spiders tend to leave a more lasting effect on the skin following their bite. Mosquitoes, on the other hand, will usually just leave you itching for a few hours before beginning to subside. Let's get into some specifics on the differences between spider and mosquito bites.

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Mosquito Bite Allergies & Allergic Reactions

Allergic Reactions To Mosquito Bites

For most people, getting a mosquito bite means enduring a couple of hours of itching. However, others aren't so lucky. Many people are actually allergic to mosquito bites. For these people, summers can be a living hell since they have to be extra careful when going outside.

In this article, we’ll look at what actually happens when you're allergic to mosquito bites. We’ll also cover some steps to take if you have an allergy to these pests, and what you can do to prevent getting bitten. 

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Can Mosquitoes Transmit HIV & AIDS?

Can Mosquitoes Transmit AIDS or HIV?

Many people believe that mosquitoes can transmit HIV and AIDS. This is often because they are able to transmit so many other diseases such as the Zika virus and malaria.

AIDS and HIV can be fatal, and on average kills around one million people worldwide per year. However, the number of deaths has fallen recently, and HIV and AIDS are no longer in the top ten causes of death.

There have been many studies to find out if mosquitoes have a role in transmitting these diseases. This article looks at some of the findings to give you the answer you're looking for.

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