Oh, Mr. Mosquito!

Hey, Mr Mosquito, you'll live only for several days 
but why do you have to spend your days pestering us?  
mosquito cartoons
A home surrounded by plants and trees just like ours can’t easily get away from mosquitoes. That’s why I took some time to read and share  facts and trivia  about these irritating creatures.  

1. There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes from various parts of the world.
2. Only the female mosquito bites.
3. The male mosquito's job is to fertilize females and feed on nectar.
4. Mosquitoes are not active on windy or cool days.
5. Mosquitoes can carry and spread many dangerous diseases but they cannot transmit AIDS.
6. Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colored clothes and foliage.
7. Mosquitoes are attracted to floral and fruity scents and fragrances.
8. Mosquitoes are attracted to moists and sweats.
9. Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide you give off when you breathe.
10. Mosquitoes are attracted to sweaty and smelly feet.
11. Mosquitoes are most active from dusk till dawn.
12. Mosquitoes dislike the natural skin secretion caused by garlic.
13. Mosquitoes dislike the following repellent plants: Citronella Grass, Catnip, Rosemary, Marigolds, Horsemint, Mosquito Plant, Oregano
(oil) and Atis (Anona  squamosa  leaves) (according to another source)
14. To drive away the mosquitoes, you can burn citronella candles.
15. You can wear mosquito repelling wristband.

Source: Wikipedia and Mosquito Facts and Trivia

mosquito repellant plants
images from Wikipedia and morguefile.com
Mosquito Repellent Plants


20 comments:

Bodacious said...

I hate them - they always pick on me.

Ric said...

Yes, I hate them too! Been trying a lot of experiment just to get rid of them!

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

haha ..we have so many here .I am so use to them LOL

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

hey ric ..I am gonna grab your blog button, and adding it on my blog . never mind, my good friend

Ric said...

Thanks Izdiher! No problem! Take care!

Cris | Pinay Thrillseeker said...

An informative post here. :) By the way, I dropped by because I have something for you in my blog, hope you like it. http://pinaythrillseeker.blogspot.com/2012/07/pinay-thrillseekers-versatile-blogger.html

Ric said...

Thanks Cris, for the visit! I'll visit that link, thanks!

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

Now you tell me. I wish I had this information before I got half eaten alive whilst on holiday. But now I know for sure. Nice interesting post with lots of facts.

Ric said...

Half eaten alive.. haha Yes, me too Rum-Punch, I wish I had this info before..How I wish to exterminate them all : ) Thanks!

lalalaPatricia said...

I hate mosquitos! Kasi ako lang lagi biabite nila but to my companions hinde >< sweet blood I got! Thanks for the tips! A big help! :)

Ric said...

Oh sweet blood. naku delikado yan hehe! Be very careful! Anyway, thanks lalalaPatricia!

Buzz Lightyear said...

Kumusta Ric?

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! This is a great article, and I find your blog very inspirational with a great, positive message. Nice graphics you've created along with your articles... you should consider compiling them into a book!

Very informative article - I didn't know about the catnip/catmint. I have some growing now and I will try to propagate it more. One other thing is that the major predator of mosquitoes is bats, so if one can build some wooden bat houses and nail them to trees (there are some instructions on the internet), this will augment the natural shelters (caves etc.) for bats and increase their numbers, reducing mosquito population in the area.

Ingat!

Ric said...

Ah, I never know that bats are natural predators of mosquitoes. That's a good piece of info. Thanks! And thank you too for the suggestion (compilation). I'll try to do that later. Thanks again for dropping by Buzz lightyear!

Bikramjit Sarker said...

Nice info...

Ric said...

Thanks for dropping by Bikramjit!

melita said...

haha interesting facts! I think they're attracted to everything, I cant get rid of them!

Ric said...

Yes, Melita, I think so. thanks!

BakingInATornado said...

People love being outdoors with me because all the mosquitos are on me and leaving them alone. I do like those new repellants that you clip to your clothes, way better than putting all that wet sticky stuff on.

Ric said...

That made me smile Karen. Yeah, I do hope to see that repellant that you could stick to your clothes. Thanks!

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