Mosquitos prefer a certain human blood type. When looking at blood types A, B, AB and O, the mosquitoes were more attracted to persons with type O blood, with type A blood being the next preferred blood type. unitypoint.org/livewell/a…
The World Mosquito Project scientists cultivate and release mosquitoes infected with a bacterium called Wolbachia. The bacterium is passed down to future generations. The bacterium appears to block mosquitos from transmitting arboviruses (dengue, chikungunya & yellow fever) & Zika npr.org/sections/goatsand…
There are almost no mosquitoes in Disney World (Florida) even though it is in a swampy territory abundant with bugs. They have a sophisticated mosquito surveillance program to try and eliminate them quickly. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Mosquito Laser, a device invented to kill large numbers of mosquitoes to reduce malaria infection rates. The idea has been criticized because most areas where malaria is prevalent do not have reliable electrical power. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
The mosquitos they extracted the blood from to create the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park didn’t actually suck blood, negating the entire premise of the film businessinsider.com/juras…
Olivia de Havilland's cousin was Geoffrey de Havilland, designer of the famous Mosquito fighter-bomber en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
A Mosquito bite strengthens the human immune system ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In Jurassic park (1993), the insect trapped in amber and which made the cloning of dinosaur possible was actually elephant mosquito. It's the only mosquito that doesn't suck blood, so cloning wasn't actually possible. businessinsider.in/home/m…
Today I learned about the Irukandji jellyfish, a small and venomous jellyfish, that lives off the Australian coast. A sting, which initially feels like a mosquito bite, escalates to "Irukandji Syndrome", causing pain, cramping, headaches, vomiting, anxiety, and an impending sense of doom. roaring.earth/irukandji-j…
Today I learned about the mosquito alarm, a device used to repel teenagers by emitting a high pitched sound that can only be heard by younger people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Several mosquito species have a proboscis that’s strong enough to make it through the tight weave of denim. There’s also lots of space between the threads that make up socks, and mosquitoes can easily suck blood through those spaces abchomeandcommercial.com/…
Mosquitoes perform musical duets before mating.Male mosquitos "buzz" at between 550-650 Hertz while females buzz at about 350-450 Hz. When female mosquitos fly close to male mosquitos, they harmonize their wing flapping as a signifier of good health and fitness.If they can't,no copulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
The electronic song "Scary Monsters and Nice Spirtes" by Skrillex is effective in delaying host attack, blood-feeding, and disrupting the mating process of the yellow fever mosquito. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aed…
Only female mosquitos bite metode.org/metodes-whys-a…
Parasites can manipulate their host’s behaviour to ensure their own transmission. Malaria parasites can manipulate mosquito feeding behaviours such as motivation, persistance in their feeding attempts and avidity to feed on vertebrate hosts in order to increase parasite transmission. evolbiol.peercommunityin.…
, when mosquitos are sucking your blood, their fluid levels need to be regulated. They do this by peeing on you... somethingaboutscience.com…
The red fire millipede originates from the forests of southern Africa and it mainly eats dead leaves and rotting wood. One species is found in Madagascar where black lemurs have learned to use the insect's toxins (without harming them!) as a form of narcotic and as a natural mosquito repellent. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned of 3,500 mosquito species a few hundred bite humans. The larvae are food for other larvae and for beneficial insects, put nutrients into many ecosystems, are food for fish, help break down debris in waterways, and pollinate plants. But scientists think ecosystems will adjust if we eliminate them 247wallst.com/special-rep…
The population of the Dusky seaside sparrow was devastated by intentional flooding of Merritt Island to reduce mosquito populations around the Kennedy Space Center. The last known sparrow died in July 1987 at Disney's Discovery Island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dus…
Mosquito hawks do not actually eat mosquitos. Instead, the larvae mostly feed on roots of forage crops, turf grasses, and seedling field crops, while adults, if they feed at all, feed primarily on liquids such as nectar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
In 2015, researchers testing the efficiency of mosquito repellents used a Victoria’s Secret perfume because they thought the floral fragrance would attract mosquitoes. To their surprise, they found it repels mosquitoes better than a range of mosquito deterrents. businessinsider.com/mosqu…
Today I learned Disney World in Orlando has a Mosquito Surveillance Program. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Farmers sometimes put goldfish in a horses water trough to control mosquito and other insect larvae from producing horsenetwork.com/2018/07/…
The city of Sochi, Russia erected a fish statue costing about 3800 USD in honor of *Gambusia affinis* (aka mosquito fish) since, after introducing the fish in the early 1900s, there have been no cases of malaria for over 60 years. russia-ic.com/news/show/1…
During WWII, the British mounted anti-tank guns in Mosquito fighter airplanes and used them to shoot holes in U-boats, as well as attack enemy aircraft. One shot tore the engine off a Junkers Ju 88. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_…
Today I learned about mosquito ringtones. Mosquito ringtones emit high-frequency tones that are inaudible by adults but can be heard by teenagers. It is very normal for people to lose their hearing as they age. The loss of hearing is gradual in most people, while other may experience more severe hearing loss. noiseaddicts.com/2011/06/…
Today I learned about Toxorhynchites, a type of large mosquito that doesn't drink blood and kills the larvae of the kinds that do. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tox…
Every night Parrotfish sleep in a self-made β€˜mosquito net’ of their own vomit in an effort to protect themselves from predators. discovermagazine.com/plan…
A scientific paper found that Skrillex's song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" was effective in containing the yellow fever mosquito from mating and blood feeding sciencedirect.com/science…
Your body odors changes when you've been successfully infected by plasmodium (Malaria). Thereby making you a better target for mosquitos and spreading the disease. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
There are no mosquitos in Iceland icelandmag.is/article/rea…
Smelly socks are so effective at attracting mosquitos, that its use has been explored for mosquito control in places where malaria is prevalent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sme…
Today I Learned about the Mosquito teenager repellant. It uses a high frequency noise that people older than 25 generally can't hear, to "encourage" groups of young people to find somewhere else to loiter. youtu.be/MbYKhEtCRIs
Spider-Man could have been a fly. Stan Lee said "I saw a fly crawling on a wall. And I said, 'Boy, it would be great if I could get a superhero who could stick to walls like an insect.'" He considered "Insect Man, Fly Man, Stick-to-Wall Man, Mosquito Man... none of them sounded good enough." nydailynews.com/entertain…
Mosquitoes are attracted to burning propane, and mosquito traps are based on this property home.howstuffworks.com/mo…
Skrillex's 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' acts as a mosquito repellent. A study found that females mosquitos exposed to the album attacked hosts much later than their non-exposed peers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
The London Underground has its own subspecies of mosquito, which is more aggressive towards humans than its surface-dwelling relative. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
Colombian drug smugglers often dump their illicit cocaine cargo when confronted by law enforcement. Lobster fishermen in Nicaragua's Mosquito coast often end up recovering the cocaine, calling it "white lobster". theguardian.com/world/200…
The Nazis introduced malaria-carrying mosquitos to Italy in WW2 as revenge after Italy changed sides, causing a 7 year long outbreak in the region. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
A mosquito bite itches primarily because most humans are allergic to the enzymes within a mosquito's saliva. youtu.be/91X8RcJBFwA
Finnish police found a dead mosquito while searching a stolen car. They tested the blood from the mosquito's last meal and used it to identify the thief. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europ…
Today I learned of the Mosquito Laser which can tell mosquitoes by their wing beat frequency and target females only. fastcompany.com/3059127/w…
Researchers testing insect repellents used a Victoria Secret perfume as a standard, accidentally discovered that it repels mosquitos better than many repellents on the market academic.oup.com/jinsects…
Biologists are fighting malaria using genetically modified mosquitos which are immune and thus incapable of transmitting it. In other words, the easiest way to cure malaria in humans is to cure mosquitos instead. researchnews.plos.org/201…
Some mosquito species are leg and ankle biters; they cue into the stinky smell of bacteria on your feet. Pregnant women because of extra body heat. Mosquitoes don't bite you for food, since they feed off plant nectar. Females suck your blood to get a protein needed to develop their eggs. nbcnews.com/healthmain/wh…
To try to combat mosquito outbreaks, Disney World monitors coops of β€œsentinel chickens” that are stationed around the park. If a mosquito-borne virus shows up in the chickens’ blood, Disney doubles down on its bug-slaying efforts in the area. thedisneyblog.com/2011/06…
Mosquito bites are not immediately noticeable because the saliva of the mosquitoes contains a painkiller. It also prevents the blood from clotting so that the mosquito can continue to suck undisturbed. mosquitoworld.net/when-mo…
The scientific name for the mosquito (anopheles) means "useless" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ano…
Some people really are more tasty to mosquitoes than others. Genetics accounts for up to 85% of your susceptibility to mosquito bites! webmd.com/allergies/featu…
Bill Gates once released mosquitos during a Ted Talk, stating that "poor people shouldn't be the only ones to have this experience." youtu.be/ppDWD3VwxVg
Sentinal Chickens are an important ally to detect mosquito borne diseases. americanveterinarian.com/…
When a mosquito bites you, chances are it pees on you too. mnn.com/green-tech/resear…
Scientists bred extremely sexually attractive male mosquitoes whose offspring are unable to breed. So these mosquitoes will hopefully dominate the mosquito gene pool, and in a generation or two, billions of mosquito larvae will be reproductive dead-ends. iflscience.com/health-and…
Crane flies aren't giant mosquitos.Unlike mosquitoes, crane flies don’t bite humans at all, or sting them. In fact, these insects eat only in their larval stage, when they feed on grasses and other plant matter. Adult crane flies have no need to eat. Thus, unlike mosquitoes dont spread diseases! abchomeandcommercial.com/…
Mosquitos cause more deaths in a single day then sharks have in the past 100 years. gatesnotes.com/Health/Mos…
Only female mosquitos bite, unlike their male counterparts time.com/3311624/why-mosq…
Today I learned of The Mosquito alarm, which was used to repel young people by emitting a high frequency only audible to youngsters. But teenagers set it as a ringtone to avoid being heard by teachers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Mosquitos prefer some blood types more than others. time.com/3311624/why-mosq…
Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquitos) don’t like Skrillex ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
Unlike used needles, mosquitos cannot transmit HIV if they have sucked the blood of an HIV positive person. nature.com/scitable/blog/…
Mosquitos 'are the only creature responsible for the deaths of more humans than humans themselves' theguardian.com/global/20…
Disney uses test chickens to see where mosquitos are in the park. Disney strategically places groups of chickens around the park and regularly test them for mosquito borne viruses to see where mosquitoes are in the park. thedisneyblog.com/2011/06…
In 1850s British explorer Sir Richard Burton called Somalis superstitious for believing mosquitos caused malaria thenewinquiry.com/the-new…
Today I learned about the elephant mosquito, a species of giant mosquito that doesn't suck blood and can actually help control other mosquitoes' numbers. vdci.net/blog/mosquito-of…
Bill Gates once released mosquitos at his presentation on malaria, stating "There's no reason only poor people should have the experience." youtube.com/watch?v=ppDWD…
Citronella candles don’t actually do much as mosquito repellent. While citronella oil and smoke from flames can be effective, the amount of oil put out from the candles is ineffective. aarp.org/home-garden/home…
People with Type O blood are bitten by mosquitos nearly twice as often as some other blood types. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
A tower was built on the Florida Keys in 1929 and filled with bats to control the mosquito problem. The bats flew away, never to return, and the tower since toppled during Hurricane Irma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sug…
People who recently drunk beer are more attractive to mosquitos that someone who has not. journals.plos.org/plosone…
Mosquitos pollinate flowers ! Male mosquitoes never bite, and as it turns out, their main source of food is actually nectar from plants mosquitoreviews.com/mosqu…
Adult Mosquito Hawks (aka Mosquito Catchers or Mosquito Eaters) do not actually eat mosquitoes insectcop.net/mosquito-ea…
Chickens are used to detect diseases that spread via mosquito. They don’t get ill from the diseases and don’t develop high enough levels of the diseases to spread them, but the we can still check for the diseases in their blood. They are also called β€˜Sentinel Chickens.’ latimes.com/science/la-me…
β€œSkeeter” was short for β€œMosquito” on the show Doug. doug.fandom.com/wiki/Skee…
The animal that kills the most humans each year is the Mosquito at 725,000 deaths, followed by Humans at 475,000, and then Snakes causing 50,000 deaths per year. telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
Most mosquito larvae use a tube at the end of their abdomen, which they stick out of the surface of water, for air. In other words, they breathe out of their ass. nature.mdc.mo.gov/discove…
It would take 1,200,000 mosquitos, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human's body of blood. uk.businessinsider.com/ho…
The Deadliest Animal in the World is a mosquito. It kills 1,5 times more creatures than human, 14,5 times more than snakes and 72500 times more than sharks gatesnotes.com/Health/Mos…
Male Mosquito's don't feed on blood. Their main diet consists of nectar & plant juices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
It takes roughly 1.1 mil mosquito's (each sucking once) to drain a human's blood businessinsider.com/how-m…
Bill Gates once released a jar full of mosquitos into the audience during a TED talk on malaria blog.foreignpolicy.com/po…
Scientists have been working on a mosquito-killing laser that can kill up to 100 mosquitos a second. The system can even distinguish gender and species by calculating the speed at which their wings beat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
That, in 1955, the US released 300,000 mosquitos over the State of Georgia in Operation Big Buzz. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
There was a laser developed to shoot mosquitos out of the sky. futurism.com/the-laser-sh…
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Perfume is a World-Class Mosquito Repellant elle.com/beauty/health-fi…
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A Japanese user's Twitter account was banned after posting a death threat to a mosquito. bbc.com/news/blogs-trendi…
Mosquito bites leave a itchy bump after sucking your blood because they push out saliva that Humans are allergic to mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
Liberian militia leaders adopt crazy names such as General Butt Naked, General Mosquito, and his nemesis, General Mosquito Spray. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
The London Underground has evolved its own subspecies of mosquito. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
The Mosquito is the world’s deadliest animal because they transmit deadly diseases between mammals. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
One species of mosquito is attracted to Limburger cheese because it (the cheese) smells like human feet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
The deadly mosquito is actually a very weak flier (1 mph). The American Mosquito Control Association says just a fan can keep them away. nytimes.com/2013/07/16/sc…
Only female mosquitos bite and draw blood because they need it for their eggs. Male mosquitos feed on water and nectar. mosquitomagnet.com/articl…
When hives first start to appear, they can be mistaken for mosquito bites. Swellings usually disappear within minutes to hours in one spot, but may come and go for days or weeks at a time, sometimes longer allergy.org.au/patients/s…
A mosquito's bloodsucking apparatus consists of six needle-like structures. Two that saw through the skin, two hold the tissue apart, one seeks out and suck blood and one excrete a blood thinning substance. youtube.com/watch?v=rD8Sm…
The Mosquito Hawk/Skeeter Eater doesn't actually kill or eat any mosquitos. entomologytoday.org/2015/…
A device has been developed that can kill 100 mosquitoes per/sec at up to 100 ft away using infra-red motion censoring and a Blue laser. The idea came about after Bill Gates requested help to fight mosquito-spread Malaria in underdeveloped countries. Production cost is around $50. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
"Mosquito Hawks" are not giant mosquitoes (nor hawks) and don't bite or sting...or even eat. They live only a few days to breed, then die. entomologytoday.org/2015/…
The most crowded island on earth has no mosquitos and is 4 times more crowded than Manhattan. cntraveler.com/stories/20…
Numerous labs are working to genetically modify mosquitos to improve their immune system to combat pathogens before they are transmitted to humans, after discovery of a gap in the literature relating to insect immunity and melanization caes.uga.edu/newswire/sto…

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