Hey, Mr Mosquito, you'll live only for several days
but why do you have to spend your days pestering us?
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.
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
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