Mosquitos; Myth or Truth? Well, like all things there are myths about mosquitos and some you may have heard before. So, we’ve all heard of the telephone game…..However, I think one fact we can all agree on is that they are pain, sometimes literally… Mosquitoes are something we are all used to living with and don’t know much about. Let’s talk about one of the deadliest summer annoyances.
Mosquitoes; 5 Myths Debunked and The Truth
Myth 1: Every mosquito bites you
Fact 1: Females are the only mosquitoes that bite. The reason being, they need the nutrients from blood to produce eggs. Therefore, Male Mosquitoes only eat plant matter
Myth 2: Everywhere in the world has mosquitos
Fact 2: In fact, Mosquitoes have not been found in Antarctica. Also, according to the CDC the type of Mosquitoes that carry Zika are typically not found at elevations 6500 ft or higher.
Myth 3: Mosquito borne illnesses in the US are not a big deal
Fact 3: Flea, Tick and Mosquito illnesses have tripled in the US over the last 13 years. Secondly, there have been 9 new germs discovered that are spread by Mosquitoes and ticks between 2004-2016.
Myth 4: A mosquito dies after it bites you
Fact 4: While this Myth may be true if you happen to catch and smack the little bugger! However, in reality, no mosquitoes do not die after they bite. They will just keep coming back and munching away.
Myth 5: Alcohol does not attract mosquitoes to you
Fact 5: Interestingly enough, there have been some small studies that have shown drinking a few beers makes you more attractive to mosquitoes. Guess we aren’t the only ones that like to party…hehe
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