We are aware of the inconvenience that mosquitoes may cause, particularly while attempting to enjoy your garden with friends and family. Not only can these bugs spread illnesses, but their bites also inflict excruciating itchiness and discomfort.
Since mosquitoes are such a pain, there are numerous theories to explain their behavior, as well as tips on how to avoid them and recommended home treatments. We are here to debunk those myths so you know the real truth about these pests and can separate fact from fiction.
MYTH: BOTH MALES AND FEMALES BITE.
Male mosquitoes feed on nectar and plant juices, whereas only female mosquitoes bite. Female mosquitoes hatch their eggs using the protein in the blood they ingest from people and other animals.
FACT: ONE MOSQUITO CAN LAY THOUSANDS OF EGGS.
On the water’s surface, a single female can deposit up to 300 eggs at once. Additionally, a mosquito may lay eggs three to four times before it dies. That implies that a single female mosquito may produce up to 1,200 eggs in as little as a bottlecap of water, all in your garden.
MYTH: AFTER BITING A HUMAN, THE MOSQUITO DIES.
In contrast to certain bee species, mosquitoes do not die after biting a person. In fact, some species have a reputation for biting repeatedly all through the night until they are satisfied.
For instance, when a honey bee stings, the barb becomes caught in the person or animal being stung, the stinger is torn out, and the bee eventually dies. On the other side, a proboscis, or mouthpiece, is used by mosquitoes to puncture the skin. The mosquito flies away full and undamaged since it doesn’t leave the proboscis behind when it finishes feasting.
FACT: CERTAIN TYPES OF BLOOD CAN DRAW IN MORE MOSQUITOES.
According to research, persons with Type O blood are twice as appealing to mosquitoes as people with Type A blood. People who have Type B are in the center. Additionally, a secretion that indicates blood type is produced by 85% of people. Therefore, mosquitoes will likely find you to be rather appetizing if you are Type O and a secretor.
MYTH: CERTAIN FOODS CAN NATURALLY REPEL MOSQUITOES.
You may use particular scents on your skin, such as peppermint and lavender essential oils, to stop mosquitoes from biting you. However, there is no scientific proof that consuming particular foods can assist in naturally warding off mosquitoes.
On the other hand, studies discovered that beer drinkers experience much more mosquito contact than non-drinkers. We remove the buzz so you may enjoy yours because we want you to have a wonderful time.
FACT: THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL ON THE PLANET IS CONSIDERED TO BE A MOSQUITO.
Only 10 people per year are killed by sharks, yet 750,000 people are killed annually by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes cause death through spreading a variety of fatal illnesses, including dengue fever, yellow fever, malaria, and the West Nile virus. Malaria is to blame for more than 50% of all fatalities brought on by mosquitoes, and sub-Saharan Africa accounts for the majority of these instances. Another sickness spread by mosquitoes, dengue fever is widespread throughout Asia and Latin America.
MYTH: BUG ZAPPERS EFFECTIVELY CONTROL MOSQUITOES.
Instead of UV light, bugs are drawn to the carbon dioxide and water vapor in mammals’ breath. In fact, studies have found that yards with insect zappers have more female mosquitoes than yards without. This is because mosquito-eating insects are really killed by the bug zapper.
FACT: FOR YOU TO ONCE AGAIN ENJOY BEING OUTSIDE, MOSQUITONIX PROTECTS YOUR YARD FROM MOSQUITOES.
To get rid of pesky mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas and restore the joy of being outside, Mosquitonix provides innovative alternatives. Our licensed and experienced professionals come to your home to apply a barrier treatment and perform efficient outdoor pest control services to rid your yard of itch-causing pests.