Mosquitoes: The Secret is in their Saliva

Mosquitoes: The Secret is in their Saliva first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.

Have you ever wondered why you don’t actually feel a mosquito bite you until it’s too late? You suddenly notice that your skin is irritated, you start to scratch and then the realization hits you… You’v been bitten!  The secret is in their saliva. Not only does it anesthetize, it also makes the spread of mosquito transmitted diseases a lot worse. Here’s an article with more information:-

Spit Makes it Worse

In addition to providing an efficient transportation system and effective injection system, mosquito saliva or “spit” helps the virus spread through the body. We also know that saliva contributes to the severity of this viral disease. When you get bitten by a female mosquito, your blood is required to produce eggs. The mosquito’s mouth parts penetrate the skin using a flexible tube that can be manipulated to reach a blood vessel.

Are you protecting your skin from these ‘invisible’ creatures? Using the right mosquito repellent will reduce your chances significantly of becoming the next meal for these killer bugs.

It’s quite terrifying when you see a mosquito biting in close up action! Like something from a horror movie. They take what they want from us and leave us with parting gifts that can all too often be life threatening. It’s important that we’re educated on these loathsome pests so here are some more snippets of information to consider…

10 Fascinating Facts About Mosquitoes

mosquitoes, the insects that are universally hated the world over. These pesky, disease-carrying pests make a living by sucking the blood out of just about anything that moves, including us.

You may not feel them bite you but as we all know, mosquitoes pack quite a punch.



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