Did you know that there are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes? In fact, it is estimated that the total number of mosquitoes in the world is in the quadrillions! (Mosquito Reviews) No wonder mosquitoes are one of the most annoying little pests – there are SO many of them! Many people have misconceptions about mosquitoes, so our Bug Guys put together 3 mosquito myths and the truths about them.
3 fascinating mosquito myths debunked:
Truth: Mosquitoes don’t bite you because of your blood type or how “sweet” you may be. They are attracted to your smell, sweat, and clothing color, but they are not attracted to you because of your blood type.
Truth: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mosquito, tick, and flea bite illnesses have tripled in the U.S. over the last 13 years. In the U.S., the West Nile virus is the most common virus spread by mosquitoes. But don’t fear! Follow our helpful tips for protecting yourself and your family against mosquitoes here.
Truth: Only female mosquitoes bite! Females need your blood for protein to produce their eggs and aid in their breeding process. Also, out of the 3,500 mosquito species, many don’t even bite and feed off of plants for nutrients.
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