Attracted to stagnant bodies of water, mosquitoes are tiny, flying insects that are most well-known for their buzzing and biting. Though only females bite people, there are still enough of them to be plenty irritating. Aside from the itchy bump that a bite can produce, are there any real dangers of mosquitoes?
Though the aforementioned bump is the most common sign of a bite, there are a few other symptoms that could arise: spots that resemble bruising, blisters or swelling or redness. Children or others with compromised immune systems can also experience hives, gland swell or a small fever. Generally, the body acclimates to bites and symptoms reduce to only the bump. In cases of allergy, bites may cause anaphylaxis.
Mosquitoes are known to carry several severe diseases which can be transmitted to humans. Some of the most common include:
The Center for Disease Control recommends using a repellent with DEET, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or another active ingredient from an approved list. They also suggest covering up and using window/door screens to keep mosquitoes out of the home. Once they have established a home, it can be nearly impossible to get rid of them.
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