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Little-Known Facts About Mosquito Bites

Posted on April 8th, 2020 by Knockout Pest

Think you know everything there is to know about mosquito bites? Think again! Keep reading to discover little-known facts about mosquito bites.

Some Mosquitoes Do Not Bite

There are 3,500 different species of mosquitoes in the world and approximately 170 of them can be found here in the United States. You may be surprised to find out that some types of mosquitoes do not bite! In fact, only female mosquitoes bite because they need the protein in order to make eggs.

Itchiness Varies From Person To Person

One of the most irritating aspects of getting a mosquito bite is the itchiness people experience. Some people feel this more intensely than others. It all depends on the histamine that is released within the body as a reaction to the bite.

Scratching That Itch Makes Things Worse

When you feel an itch coming on, your first instinct might be to scratch it. However, scratching that itch will only make the sensation even more unpleasant. To top it all off, scratching can damage the skin and make it vulnerable to infections. 

Are mosquitoes swarming your property? If so, trust the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control to get a handle on the situation. We can knockout mosquitoes and keep them down for the count!

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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