11 PLANTS AND HERBS THAT NATURALLY REPEL MOSQUITOES

11 PLANTS AND HERBS THAT NATURALLY REPEL MOSQUITOES

                The warm weather invites fantastic backyard barbecues, fun-filled beach days, and one of the most feared insects: the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are quite annoying, and aside from that, they are associated with some health risks. Mosquitoes are drawn to several pleasant aromas that are given off by humans. These annoying bugs enjoy the smell of carbon dioxide that we give off when we breathe and also the compounds that are secreted when we sweat. Mosquitoes also like warm bodies,...

Best Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Best Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

  Since the late 19th century, Malaria, the bane of modern day humanity has proven itself as one of the most deadly diseases of all time. The carrier of this deadly disease, mosquitoes. Those tiny pestering insects, responsible for so many sleepless nights with incessant buzzing in our ears, little bumps on our skins, and of course, malaria.Thanks to these tiny creatures, the simple pleasures of life such as watching the sunset from the comfort of your porch, or walking around your yard after...

Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

Why do mosquito bites itch so much? Thought understanding how the mosquito feeds in relation to our immune system we can reveal the answer.  When mosquitoes bite they feed by injecting saliva which contains proteins and anticoagulant. The anticoagulant stops the blood from cudgelling allowing the mosquito to feed until they are full. The proteins being foreign agents to the hosts body trigger the immune system which reacts by release histamine, a substance that directs white bl...

Why Do Mosquitos Bite? The Science & Solutions

Why Do Mosquitos Bite? The Science & Solutions

Why Do Mosquitos bite? New research has shown a light on the REAL reasons mosquitos and other biting insects prefer to bite some people over others, together with some simple tricks we can use to reduce the chance of being bitten.