Few creatures on the planet evoke more animosity, annoyance and fear than the mosquito. It would be one thing if it only bit you and produced one of the itchiest welts known to man, but no, it has to carry some of humanity’s most deadly diseases. They are drawn to us by the carbon monoxide and sweat we produce. Mosquitoes are stealthy and sneaky, landing quietly on our skin. Their tiny, needle like proboscis penetrates the skin in between nerves and injects a numbing agent so the mosquito can continue to drink freely without drawing attention to itself. The mosquito’s saliva contains anticoagulant enzymes and proteins to keep your blood from clotting while they suck their host’s blood. It’s the saliva that causes an allergic reaction, the famously awful itch and the resulting red welt.
Is It Termite Season?
What time of year do termites generally appear? This is, perhaps, the wrong question to ask. While termites will only…