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3 Important Mosquito Facts You Probably Don’t Know About

Most of us love the hot months. It brings about the opportunity to spend more time outdoors enjoying the water, sun, camping and more. However, there is something else that comes with the hot weather that no one is keen on and that’s mosquitoes.

These pesky creatures cause no end of annoyance for those they visit. Aside from buzzing about your head at inconvenient times like the middle of the night whilst you are trying to sleep, they can deliver bites that are unsightly and itchy.

Some sufferers are affected worse than others and they can become quite uncomfortable from the bites of a mosquito. Their bites are also known to deliver some viruses such as Ross River Fever and Australian Encephalitis.

At Bob Gunn Termite Solutions, we are unable to eradicate absolutely every mosquito around your home, but we have a specialised treatment that will greatly reduce their numbers. There are also ways you can control mosquitoes and these can be found here.

In the meantime, here are some little-known facts about mosquitoes that you may find helpful or interesting.

1. It’s in the Genes

The number of times you are bitten by mosquitoes could be a result of your genetic makeup. The odours that our bodies produce can either attract or repel mosquitoes. This is why bug spray can be useful as it can mask the smells you may be emitting if these insects are attracted to you.

2. Not All Mosquitoes Will Bite You

If you see a mosquito, you would be forgiven for assuming that it will bite you, but this may not be the case. Some mosquitoes, in fact, do not feed on human blood. Some species also only feed during the day while others feed at night.

Further to this, not all mosquitoes will bite you as it’s only the females that bite. The reason for this is because, in order to lay eggs, the females need nutrients from blood. This makes us a perfect pregnancy supplement for mosquitoes.

3. Mosquitoes Are Greedy

If you have been bitten, you will no doubt feel like you have been attacked left, right and centre. This may well be the case. However, did you also know that mosquitoes can eat twice their weight in blood?

Once they have gorged themselves on you, they will excrete waste in order to be able to take off and fly away, as if being bitten isn’t bad enough.

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Contact our professional and friendly team in Brisbane today so you can enjoy more of the outdoors without the uninvited guests.