Why Mosquitoes Bite You - Mosquito Control in Charlotte, NC
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Mosquitoes That Bite
Female mosquitoes bite humans for their blood because it contains the protein needed to help their eggs develop. Male mosquitoes on the contrary do not bite.
A female lays approximately 300 eggs at a time roughly every 3 days. In order for their eggs to hatch, water is essential; they spend their initial 10 days in the water, after which they hatch into larvae.
Reducing Your Chances of Getting Bit
These itchy insects happen to be most attracted to people exuding high levels of carbon dioxide. If you do happen to find yourself out in an area where there a lot of mosquitoes flying around, you can decrease your chances of getting bit by limiting the amount of carbon dioxide you produce. Doing things such as consuming alcohol and exercising increases your heart rate, which in turn increases your production of CO2.
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