Why do mosquitoes bite?

Why do mosquitoes bite?

Blood feeding for reproduction

Only female mosquitoes bite humans and animals. They need the proteins found in blood to develop their eggs. Male mosquitoes, on the other hand, feed solely on nectar and other plant juices.

Attracted by body cues

Mosquitoes are attracted to their hosts by a combination of body cues, including:

  • Carbon Dioxide: Mosquitoes can detect carbon dioxide from up to 50 meters away. Every time you exhale, you release a plume of carbon dioxide that mosquitoes can follow.
  • Body Heat and Sweat: Mosquitoes are drawn to warm bodies and the lactic acid in sweat.
  • Skin Odors: Certain compounds on your skin, such as ammonia, carboxylic acids, and certain body odors, can attract mosquitoes.
  • Colors and Movement: Mosquitoes are visual hunters. Dark colors and movement can catch their attention.

How to avoid mosquito bites?

Use Mosquito Repellents Effective mosquito repellents are your first line of defense. PARA'KITO® offers a range of natural mosquito repellent products that are both safe and effective:

  • Natural Mosquito Repellent wearables (wristbands, clips, sandals): Infused with a blend of natural essential oils, these wristbands provide up to 15 days of protection per refill. They are easy to wear on the wrist or ankle and are perfect for kids and adults alike. They mask your body odors from mosquitoes making it harder for them to find you.
  • Natural Mosquito Repellent Roll-On: This easy-to-carry roll-on offers up to 5 hours of protection and is ideal for targeted application on the body and face. It’s great for quick application before heading outdoors.
  • Water & Sweat-Resistant Mosquito Repellent Spray: For those who need longer-lasting protection, this spray provides 8 hours of defense against mosquitoes. It’s perfect for active individuals and those spending time in humid or wet environments.

Wear protective clothing
Covering up can significantly reduce mosquito bites. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when possible. Choose light-colored clothing, as mosquitoes are less attracted to light colors.

Avoid peak mosquito activity times
Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk. If possible, plan outdoor activities during other times of the day.

Eliminate standing water
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Regularly check and empty items that collect water, such as flower pots, birdbaths, and gutters.

Use Mosquito Nets
When sleeping outdoors or in areas with high mosquito populations, use mosquito nets to protect yourself from bites.

Stay bite-free and enjoy the great outdoors!

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