Mosquitos are ubiquitous loathsome the world over. This is in part because some of them carry infectious diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. Although in most cases their bites do not cause disease, their annoying presence is usually followed by red, itchy, and unsightly bites. Occurring the world over, they present a vexing annoyance to many, particularly those who live in tropical or temperate climates. Mosquito bite relief is often sought out.
Interesting Facts about Mosquitos
See how much you really know about mosquitos with these interesting facts:
- Only Females Mosquitos Bite. Most people know this fact. The females seek out protein from human and other animal blood to nurture their eggs. A female mosquito may lay up to 200 eggs at a time.
- Males Mosquitos Are Vegans. Males are not attracted to blood. They head for flowers and feed mostly on nectar.
- They Need Water To Breed. Without standing water mosquitos cannot reproduce. The female lays her eggs in water, where they hatch into mosquito larvae before becoming flying adults. Sadly, they don't need much water, a simple puddle will do.
- Bug Zappers Don't Work Well. Although commercially available bug zappers kill a wide variety of insects, the percentage of mosquitos that are killed is relatively low. This is because mosquitos are attracted to carbon dioxide given off by people and other animals. Zappers don't give off this gas.
- Their Saliva Causes the Itch. It's not exactly the bite of the mosquito that causes us to scratch and itch. Actually, it's their saliva, which is used by the female mosquito to guide her proboscis into the skin for a meal of blood.
Relief from Mosquito Bites
From early times, we humans have sought relief from the nasty itching produced by mosquito bites. Today, there are many products on the market for treating mosquito bites. Most of these are chemical-containing creams, gels, and sprays. Some of these can actually be toxic.
It is good to know that another form of treatment is available: Direct heat. Bite Away is a direct heat applicator that works fast and is completely different than messy gels and sprays. With Bite Away, you apply its ceramic contact surface directly to bite on the skin. Highly focused heating will be applied to the site of the bite. The itching and scratching are taken away within 3 seconds or less!
Yes, mosquitos can be a pesky problem. Fortunately, relief is at hand with BiteAway.