How Do Mosquitoes Hunt Its Prey?

Kids, Easy Prey for Mosquitoes

One of the biggest annoyances of the summer is mosquitoes. We often experience redness on the skin, uncontrollable itching and swelling after a mosquito bite. There have been a lot of reported cases of malaria caused by mosquitoes every year. People try a lot of methods to keep mosquitoes away such as the use of insect repellents either natural or synthetic. Well, before finding a perfect solution to the problem it is essential to understand the mechanism by which a mosquito finds its prey and what happens after that.

Mosquitoes have an enhanced power of smell sensation, and it is the primary method used by the mosquitoes to find its target. You must know that mosquitoes are not as simple organisms as we think. The female mosquitoes have nerve cells which contain detectors in them to sense specific chemicals. The receptors are present in their antenna, and in most human cases they look for carbon dioxide emissions. But in the absence of carbon dioxide, they still get attracted to human by sensing chemical compounds which are present in our sweat. A test made a revelation that the lactic acid present in the human sweat drew about 90 percent of the mosquitoes.

There are some secondary mechanisms as well by which a mosquito finds its prey. Mosquitoes have temperature sensors which enable them to sense heat emanated from the human body and are thus attracted towards them. Their sight capability also plays a regular role in detecting moving bodies.

When the female mosquito comes close to the human body, it starts seeking the areas where the blood vessels are closer to the surface of the skin. Once they can detect the area, they land on that part of the skin. At times it finds the blood vessels instantly and starts sucking the blood whereas in other cases, it takes some time to locate the blood vessels. When a vulnerable place is found, it pierces the skin with its mandibles (kind of hypodermic needle in the mouth region) and starts sucking the blood out and pouring saliva inside the flesh. The process of blood sucking continues for about 4 minutes until it is disturbed or killed.

The saliva ingested into the area where the mosquito has bitten triggers an immune response of our body which results in redness or itching around the area.

How does Safe-O-Mos work?

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