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Culicidae (Overview)

Culicidae is the latin name for the family of flies to which all mosquitoes belong.


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What is the definition or description of: culicidae?

What is the definition or description of: culicidae?

Mosquitoes: Culicidae is the latin name for the family of flies to which all mosquitoes belong. ...Read more

Culicidae (Overview)

Culicidae is the latin name for the family of flies to which all mosquitoes belong.


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How do I keep mosquitoes off of my child?

Some ideas: There are many products on the market that can be used to kill mosquitoes to include Natural Attractant Mosquito Traps, Zappers and Flying insect traps. Different models have varying degrees of sophistication. Some use ultraviolet light to lure & then trap them. Others can generate heat and carbon dioxide to attract mosquitoes. They eventually become dehydrated and die. ...Read more

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How can I protect my child from mosquitoes?

Bug spray: There are multiple brand names of bug screens. Choose one with deet. ...Read more

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Why do mosquitoes spread diseases to humans?

They act as vectors.: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis. Throughout the world there are > 1 million deaths from ...Read more

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What are some diseases caused by mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis. ...Read more

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Why do some people get bitten more by mosquitoes?

Why do some people get bitten more by mosquitoes?

Lots of reasons: You will get more bites if you give off carbon dioxide, certain acids and bacteria, heat and are in motion. Mosquito preference is genetic too. If parents were always bitten—you probably will be too. Genetics account for 85% of susceptibility to bites. Blood type plays a role too. ...Read more

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Why do mosquitoes bite some people but not others?

Possibly: Exhaled carbon dioxide. However, studies show that this is not the only thing that attracts mosquitoes. ...Read more

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Are there any effective solutions to repel mosquitoes?

Agree w Dr. Ein: Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Stay inside or wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterrents. ...Read more

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Can mosquitoes actually prefer certain types of people?

Why not?: Mosquitoes are attracted to the co2 that we exhale. While I don't have scientific data to support this, I have 50 years of experience with mosquitoes and I do believe that they are attracted to some people more than others. You can improve your chances of not being their favorite by wearing light long sleeves and pants, hat, avoid outdoors at dawn/dusk, and wear repellant as directed. ...Read more

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What's the best way to keep mosquitoes from getting you?

Stay indoors: The best way to avoid mosquitoes is to avoid where/when they are active. Stay indoors during dusk and dawn, wear long sleeves and pants, hat, and use insect repellant. Eliminate any stagnant or standing water around your house to minimize their chance to breed. ...Read more

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Do mosquitoes tend to bite some people more then others?

Semmes that way: Proably has more to do with sensitivities
some people are more reactive
but an individual's body smell may play a role. ...Read more

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Would it be considered irrational to be scared of mosquitoes?

Would it be considered irrational to be scared of mosquitoes?

That depends on: Your degree of fear. If you believe that they are demonic that would be irrational. If you believe -that they will kill you - in the absence of a bad allergy - that would not be realistic. However, if you fear getting getting bit with intense, itching for a brief time - that is quite normal. If your fear is excessive, would encourage you to see a therapist who does cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Why do mosquitoes prefer bite me more some years than others?

Depends: It could have to do with the total number of mosquitos relating to simple increased or decreased populations or your general health. Mosquitos appear to more frequently bite healthier people - not sure exactly why? ...Read more

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What are my chances of contracting something from mosquitoes?

That depends....: Throughout the world there are > 1 million deaths from mosquito borne diseases each year. Chances of developing a mosquito borne dz depends on things like where you live or travel & precautions that are used. ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep mosquitoes away at all times?

Some ideas: There are many products on the market that can be used to kill mosquitoes to include Natural Attractant Mosquito Traps, Zappers and Flying insect traps. Different models have varying degrees of sophistication. Some use ultraviolet light to lure & then trap them. Others can generate heat and carbon dioxide to attract mosquitoes. They eventually become dehydrated and die. ...Read more

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Please can anyone suggest the best way to repel mosquitoes and once bit, the best way to stop scratching. Thank you.?

Mosquitoes: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 2 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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Why do all the mosquitoes and insects in the world have to bite me? Even if there are 10 people in the room, insects attack me and only me. I'm fed up

Your chemistry: Biting Insects are attracted to humans for their blood meal by carbon dioxide and some skin surface chemicals. These are not uniformly distributed amongst all persons and some have more than others. Those unlucky persons will get bit more frequently and sometimes they are the only ones who get bit. ...Read more

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Do all mosquitoes transmit malaria?

NoOnlyAnophelesMoqui: No only Anopheles Mosquitoes transmit Malaria through their bites ...Read more

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When do malaria mosquitoes bite humans?

When do malaria mosquitoes bite humans?

Easy: When they are hungry, which is all the time. If you are in an area where malaria is endemic, take the appropriate prophylaxis, where repellent and sleep under repellent impregnated mesh. ...Read more

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Can aids be transmitted through mosquitoes?

Agree w Dr. Raff: Mosquitoes are not a vector for HIV. The virus is too fragile to remain alive in a mosquito. ...Read more

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Why do you get bumps when you get mosquitoes bite?

Mosquito bites: Recent research has shown that itching due to mosquito occurs through a histamine-independent peripheral pathway. See http://www. Rosslab. Neurobio. Pitt. Edu/mbi/. Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, > ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be allergic to mosquitoes?

Yes: 1 type of localized allergic reaction to a mosquito bite is called Skeeter Syndrome. Reaction to polypeptides in the mosquito's saliva can cause inflammation (red, swollen, tender) & swelling. A normal response to mosquito bite is development of a soft white bump that later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching & swelling around the lesion. ...Read more

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Is permithrine a safe way of dealing with mosquitoes?

Probably not: Permethrins are natural insecticides from plants but in terms of keeping them away, I believe that may not be very effective. They are used for killing lice and for scabies but as mosquito repellents, I don' t think they would be very effective. ...Read more

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Is there any product to keep ticks and mosquitoes away?

Yes: There are many products on the market that can ward away insects. Most contain deet. ...Read more

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What are some tricks to keep mosquitoes from biting me?

What are some tricks to keep mosquitoes from biting me?

Stay inside: Seriously, the best defense is to stay away from them. By that I mean avoiding twightlight hours, and areas where they thrive. Second best is wear appropriate clothing, long sleeves, hat, long pants etc, and to use a otc insect repellant beforehand. I have seen no concrete data that proves that diet, or other home remedies are effective. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get in north america from mosquitoes?

Many types: This is not a simple question to answer. There are a lot of rare illness that can be transmitted by mosquitos in the us and the symptoms are variable. If you are concerned, talk to you primary doctor. ...Read more

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