6th December 2019

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Can you become immune to mosquito bites?

3. You can develop an "immunity" to mosquitoes. It is not terribly common, but Vanderbilt University mosquito researcher L.J. Zwiebel has become immune to the bites. In response to a mosquito's bite, your body usually reacts to the saliva by releasing antibodies that create the small, itchy welt.

Are mosquitoes attracted to sugar water?

All mosquitoes need sugar to survive. Female mosquitoes do feed on blood, but both male and female mosquitoes require sugar. Capitalizing on the mosquito's insatiable sweet tooth, researchers are using a sugar-based solution to attract the mosquitoes. Then, the toxic insecticide mixed in the sugar kills them.
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