Mosquitoes are confusing little creatures. But there is some science behind their madness. Below you will find the 5 most frequently asked questions about mosquitoes, and ways to avoid them (not the questions…the mosquitoes)!Mosquitoes both live in water, and rely on trips to water to eliminate carbon dioxide and inhale a fresh supply of oxygen. Female mosquitoes lay their larvae in pools of water. Those larvae spend their first two stages of life in water. This also means that mosquitoes are attracted to humidity. Eventually, they are attracted to you because when you breathe, you exhale water vapor.
Actually only female mosquitoes bite. They need blood to provide the protein for egg development. Females produce one to three batches of eggs during a lifetime. When they are ready to produce eggs, they go in search of blood. While rather unpleasant to think about, female mosquitoes have a sophisticated system of six “stylets” they use to pump your blood. Four of the stylets have serrated edges for sawing into tiny capillaries just under the skin; the fifth injects saliva to allow blood to flow freely; and the sixth facilitates pulling in the blood.
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