How do Mosquitoes Hunt its Prey? Your Kids?

Kids, Easy Prey for Mosquitoes

One of the biggest annoyances of the summer is mosquitoes. We often experience redness on the skin, uncontrollable itching and swelling after a mosquito bite. There have been a lot of reported cases of malaria caused by mosquitoes every year. These days people are trying various methods to keep mosquitoes away such as the use of insect repellents either natural or synthetic. Well, before finding a perfect solution to the problem it is essential to understand the mechanism by which a mosquito finds its prey and what happens after that.

Prey for Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have an extraordinary capability to sense smell, and it is the primary method used by the mosquitoes to find its target. You must know that mosquitoes are not as simple organisms as we think. The female mosquitoes have nerve cells which contain detectors in them to sense specific chemicals. The receptors are present in their antenna, and in most human cases they look for carbon dioxide emissions. But in the absence of carbon dioxide, they still get attracted to human by sensing chemical compounds which are present in our sweat. A test made a revelation that the lactic acid present in the human sweat drew about 90 percent of the mosquitoes.

There are some secondary mechanisms as well by which a mosquito finds its prey. Mosquitoes have temperature sensors which enable them to sense heat emanated from the human body and are thus attracted towards them. Their sight capability also plays a regular role in detecting moving bodies.

When the female mosquito comes close to the human body, it starts seeking the areas where the blood vessels are closer to the surface of the skin. Once they can detect the area, they land on that part of the skin. At times it finds the blood vessels instantly and starts sucking the blood whereas in other cases, it takes some time to locate the blood vessels. When a vulnerable place is found, it pierces the skin with its mandibles (kind of hypodermic needle in the mouth region) and starts sucking the blood out and pouring saliva inside the flesh. The process of blood sucking continues for about 4 minutes until it is disturbed or killed.

The saliva ingested into the area where the mosquito has bitten triggers an immune response of our body which results in redness or itching around the area.

How does Safe-O-Mos work?

With a revolutionary range of mosquito repellents, Safe-O-Mos is one of those companies that understood the dire need of safe, natural and environment-friendly mosquito repellents. The repellents target the neural sight mechanism of the female mosquito and disrupt their ability to sense smell. Once the sight sensors are blocked, they are unable to trace the skin and vulnerable blood vessels of children. The multiplied effectiveness of these components attributed by natural components repel mosquitoes to a significant degree. Moreover, it is made of natural repellants that don’t kill the mosquitoes but repel them instead. The products mask the scents of human body namely carbon dioxide and lactic acids that are attractive to mosquitoes. Being made with natural ingredients not only ensures zero effects, it also create an invisible shield that protects the kids with multiplied effectiveness.

About Safe-O-Kid Mosquito Repellant Products (A Part of Baby Safety Inc)

Safe-O-Kid has a wide range of mosquito repellent products that are safe, natural and environment-friendly.

Using these products could be one of the safest way to protect little ones from mosquito bites both inside the house and outside. The products are designed especially for kids and are tested by international experts for lasting effectiveness and zero side effects.

Being a brand totally dedicated to children’s safety, Safe-O-Kid does NOT use any ingredients harmful for kids (No Eucalyptus extracts and No DEET/ Picardin/Alcohol like chemicals) as such ingredients might interfere with child’s nervous and respiratory systems and cause discomfort or severe side effects like seizures.

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