Simple joy of relaxing and feeling touch of cool breeze outdoor is hard to beat. But there is one thing everybody hates. They are small and slow, they bite, and the bite then itches leaving red welts. Yes! Those spoilers are none other than small bugs particularly mosquitoes.
Other than this annoying factor, there is also some life threatening diseases these little creatures spread. They carry some of bacteria’s and viruses causing malaria, dengue, West Nile and yellow fever. There are a lot of misconceptions about mosquitoes.
Here is an inclusive list of the most common myths that people have about mosquitoes.
Both male and female mosquitoes bite and feed on human blood.
No! Only the female mosquito bites. The protein from the blood is use to develop female eggs, so she feeds on blood to take protein. Male mosquitoes feed on the nectar that comes from flower.
Mosquito dies after she feeds on blood.
Female mosquito bites again and again. They are capable of biting more than once. This is how they transmit disease. A female will typically bites on four separate occasions to pass disease on.
The more blood they feed on, the bigger the welt.
The size of welt has nothing to do with amount of blood mosquito draw. It just depends upon how your immune system responds to saliva that has been injected in your skin.
All mosquitoes carry diseases.
Only fresh water species pose potential health risk to humans.
Mosquito are capable of transmitting HIV virus.
There is no any scientific evidence to support this statement. They cannot transmit HIV virus form human t human. The virus that causes AIDS is broken down after digestion in stomach without being passed on.
Protect yourself from mosquitoes. Tell us about some mosquito myths you know?