mosquito stinger

Well, the entire human species is trying for decades to get rid of the annoying mosquitoes. But no method as of now has been able to successfully eradicate this species and avoid the diseases caused by Mosquito stinger.

We often wonder why do mosquitoes bite. Though scientists and researchers have learned about the reason for Mosquitoes sucking blood but still we are yet to come with a solution to this problem.

Effects of mosquito Stinger

Female mosquitoes bite us and they suck our blood to feed their eggs. When mosquitoes sting, at times they leave harmful viruses in our blood that causes deadly diseases like malaria, Zika, Dengue. These diseases are life-threatening and can result in death.

What attracts anopheles mosquitoes towards Human beings?

Mosquito is a small insect but yet it is a well-engineered organism, it has more than 150 receptors that could sense a human. These receptors help to detect us because of the carbon dioxide that we exhale while breathing.

When mosquito comes closer to us, Mosquito detects our body heat and volatile fatty acid present in our body. The stylets of mosquitoes pierces our skin and detects the blood vessels making it easier to suck blood and feed its larvae.

What is a mosquito Larvae?

Mosquito larvae are called ‘wigglers’ and it comes out of the eggs within a week of it being laid by a mosquito. It measures around one-fourth of an inch and resembles a small hairy worm. Mosquito larvae stay in water for four to fourteen days and for breathing it comes to the surface area.

The mosquito larvae feed on planktons, algae, and fungi to grow and survive in water. One species of larvae may eat other species of larvae.

The stage before the adulthood of mosquito is called Pupa. At this stage, they don’t eat or molt, they only breathe and their form within the cocoon gets altered into an adult mosquito.

Do all humans have the same possibility of getting bitten by a mosquito?

Not likely, there isn’t a definite explanation for this. The researchers have found that the volatile fatty acid content in our skin makes the mosquito sting us. The fatty content varies from person to person. So there is a possibility that a person might attract more mosquito stinger than the other.

How does a Mosquito transfer Diseases?

When a mosquito stings it can transmit disease from one human to another. It is not a universal carrier of the disease but still, it spreads lots of deadly viruses and parasites. When a mosquito stings an infected human along with the blood it takes the virus in the body. The virus replicates within the body of a mosquito without harming it. When the mosquito stings another person there is a high probability of the virus being transferred to the other person.


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