Showing posts with label Mosquitoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mosquitoes. Show all posts

June 5, 2016

Why Can Mosquitoes Transmit Zika, But Not The Flu?

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green
Hank Green of the SciShow, tell us the reason why mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus, but not the flu.

April 22, 2016

What If We Killed All The Mosquitoes?

Mosquito
Mosquito
(Photo credit: Pixabay)
Mosquitoes can be quite annoying; they buzz around us and bite us; which can lead to us acquiring mosquito-borne diseases.

September 26, 2014

The Determination Of Mosquitoes

English: The yellowfever mosquito Aedes aegypt...
English: The yellowfever mosquito Aedes aegypti'. Note the marking on the thorax in the form of a lyre. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you live in the Caribbean (or, have been to the Caribbean), you would know that there are very determined mosquitoes that dwell within that region; they don't stop pestering you until they get blood from you.

Everyday, I am bitten on my back by those mosquitoes (And, they are so skilled that they drew blood from my back even though my back was well-covered with a T-shirt).

Why are mosquitoes from the Caribbean so vicious? Maybe, they have grown addicted to the taste of the unique flavour of Caribbean blood that people within that region possess (And, I can see those mosquitoes growing an addiction for the taste of strong Caribbean rum in the blood of some of the people that they bite).

There are so many mosquito-borne diseases and I have no intentions of contracting any of them.

When 5 o'clock in the evening approaches, I am going to shut all of my doors and windows with the intentions of keeping them out!

September 14, 2014

A Few Rogue Mosquitoes

English: A female mosquito of the Culicidae fa...
English: A female mosquito of the Culicidae family (Culiseta longiareolata). Size: about 10mm length Location: Lisbon region, Portugal Türkçe: Culiseta longiareolata türü dişi bir sivrisinek. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Earlier this afternoon, a few rogue mosquitoes took turns nipping away at my legs underneath the table while I typed away furiously on my my computer; they had my legs moving about in a nervous manner.

If it is not people trying to disturb me while I blog, it is the darn blood-thirsty mosquitoes (Apparently, they were sizing me up for a meal).

When I could no longer take the harassment of the mosquitoes, I took a walk around the house (I knew that they could not bite me if I was on the move, but I I knew I had to regain a state of inertia and I believed that the mosquitoes knew it too).

The sad part being: I was all out of mosquito repellent. So, the next best thing was to turn on the fan on its highest speed and leave it fixed on me; that way, the breeze would blow them away.

When human beings are desperate, they become highly innovative — innovative enough to come up with a quick solution to keep the mosquitoes from biting the living daylights out of them.

August 12, 2014

I Am Always Glad For The Rain

English: Narceus americanus after a shower of rain
English: Narceus americanus after a shower of rain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lately, we have been experiencing mixed weather in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Mostly rain, since we are currently in the rainy season).
 
I have always loved the rain because it cools the place down and anyone who lives in the Caribbean will tell you that it is mostly hot in that region.

A few days ago, mosquitoes were giving me a hell of a time; they were buzzing around my ears and they were stealing a small portion of my blood.

I have noticed that when it rains a few days consecutively, the quantity of mosquitoes are of a lesser number.

If you have ever been to the Caribbean, you would undoubtedly come across lovely people, good food and of course, mosquitoes (There is no way of avoiding that).

So, whenever it rains, I smile and say, "Thank God," because I know that the place is going to be cooler and that there is going to be way less mosquitoes.

February 2, 2014

Those Anti-Mosquito Apps Are A Waste Of Time

A Mosquito feeding on blood
A Mosquito feeding on blood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon some anti-mosquito apps on Google Play (I was searching for some cool apps to download on my Android smartphone).

Being a logical person, I read a ton load of mixed reviews before downloading any of those apps.

The first anti-mosquito app that I downloaded didn't keep the mosquitoes away; the mosquito actually flew close to the smartphone as though it wanted to say to me, "Hey, that crap doesn't work!"

I also tried another one; which was also a waste of time; those mosquitoes were still buzzing around and that mosquito app was filled with unwanted ads; which tried to get me interested in other useless apps.

The final anti-mosquito app was a simple one with no annoying ads and there was no frequency to change; I downloaded it and the mosquitoes had themselves a field day; they bit me left, right and centre (So, it isn't too hard for you to guess that I uninstalled that anti-mosquito app without even thinking twice).

Those people who developed those useless anti-mosquito apps should have tested them around the world, since there are approximately over 2700 species of mosquitoes worldwide.

December 22, 2013

The Mosquitoes And I

English: The yellowfever mosquito Aedes aegypt...
English: The yellowfever mosquito Aedes aegypti'. Note the marking on the thorax in the form of a lyre. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Those of us who live in the Caribbean will tell you that mosquitoes are around right through the year.

One of the most interesting experiences was when they took turns in bumping into the laptop monitor; the room was lit by the brightness of the monitor and winged insects are attracted to the light.

In a way, I was pleased that they found the light to be of interest (For once in my life, I wasn't the center of their attention).

Maybe, I should keep some sort of bright light close by as a diversion; I wouldn't want those mosquitoes to acquire a liking for my blood.

Also, I find it highly annoying whenever they buzz by my ear.

Although I am not fond of mosquitoes, I believe that it is possible to coexist with those blood-sucking insects.

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