Did you know?!
Only female mosquitoes bite because they need human blood to develop fertile eggs.
What does a mosquito bite look like?
You will notice a puffy bump on your skin within minutes of mosquito bite. It can turn red and get really itchy and swollen. Kids are more prone to severe bites as compared to adults.
Are mosquito bites dangerous?
Somtimes Mosquito bites are nothing more than an itchy nuisance that will go away in a day but at times, the female biting mosquitoes can transfer the dangerous diseases they carry with them. Mosquitoes transmit malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya. Common symptoms of these diseases include fever, body aches, dizziness and confusion.
What should you do if you get bitten by a mosquito?
- Wash the bite area with warm water & soap.
- Dont scratch the bite & dab some aloe vera on it. It cools down the bit area & heals quick.
- To stop the itching, place the Pestrol Zap It to the bite, give it a couple of clicks.
How do you get rid of mosquito bites in one day?
Apply an ice pack to the bite area, that will reduce inflammation & itching.
Aloe Vera & honey works the best at healing skin conditions & wounds.
Why do my mosquito bites get so big?
It happens because when the saliva is injected into the skin, it causes an allergic reaction. Mosquito’s saliva contains proteins or allergens that cause the itching, swelling, and redness in most people & the bites can swell up.
Are mosquitoes attracted to perfume?
Mosquitoes have always been attracted to scents & smells but there are certain smells that can repel them too. Try using unscented shampoo, creams & other products in summer. Also, plants like peppermint, lavender, garlic & citronella are natural mosquito repellents.
Why am I getting bitten by mosquitoes?
If your blood type is O, there are higher chances of you getting bitten as compared to people with blood groups A and B.
Mosquitoes find their prey by detecting CO2, thats why larger people have more chances of getting bitten by mozzies due to the CO2 they produce.
Lastly, Mosquitoes love dark colors so try wearing whites and pastel colours this summer.
Can mosquitoes bite through clothes?
Yes, Mosquitoes have a needle like mouth and they can pierce through fabrics quickly even though its a thick fabric. Although wearing long sleeves and light colors reduces the chance of a mosquito biting through clothes.