What Happens to Your Body When a Mosquito Bites You

Pubblicato il 18 ago 2019
Mosquitos can ruin a nice picnic in the park, camping out with your friends, even your own humble abode! They’re innumerable, and they come in swarms just about anywhere you go. They are the single worst thing about summer! Why do they have to bite, and why does it itch like crazy? It’s high time we got some answers!
Mosquitos are ancient critters thought to have evolved between 50 and 100 million years ago. And they proved to be a highly adaptable species. Except for Antarctica, they live on all continents in a variety of climates. There are about 3,000 different species of mosquitos all around the world. Btw, did you know that not all mosquitos suck blood? Only females drink blood, while male specimen feed solely on nectar. The good news is, you can tell the difference between the two!
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TIMESTAMPS:
Why they are a miracle of nature 1:00
Mean female mosquitos 😖 1:55
A mosquito’s life 3:09
How do they find you? 4:17
How mosquitos suck blood (some of them have teeth! 😬) 6:22
Do they use anesthesia? Really? 7:00
Btw, why do they need blood? 8:05
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SUMMARY:
- You can tell the difference between the two! Male mosquitos are a bit smaller than females. And if you see one nearby with fancy-looking feathered antennae, don’t rush to smack it just yet - it’s a male and it won’t bite you no matter what.
- A mosquito’s lifespan is only about a month or two. Well, that’s for the females. The guys live a lot shorter: around 2 weeks.
- You shouldn’t have any standing water near your house if you don’t want a mosquito invasion!
- Contrary to popular belief, mosquitos don’t search for their prey looking for lights. To be fair, there aren’t many species that prefer human blood at all.
- They have a variety of methods, but they mostly use scent. More specifically, they’re sniffing for your body heat and the one thing every living breathing thing produces constantly: carbon dioxide, or CO2.
- Mosquitos can remember the scent of a particularly aggressive prey and avoid it completely for 24 hours. That means, if a mosquito tries to bite you and you decide to brush it off or swat at it, it’ll probably choose someone else to bite next!
- They stick not 1 but 6 needles in you! Some of those have razor-sharp teeth that cut through the skin.
- The mosquito injects its saliva immediately after it bites you. The saliva consists of more than 100 different components, most of which are these organic substances called enzymes.
- There are also other components used like a local anesthesia.
- Females need blood to develop eggs. More specifically, she needs loads of protein and iron, which blood happens to be rich in.
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  • Hey there, BrightSiders! Do u remember the time you got bitten by mosquitos severely?

  • Lavender spray

  • yes. they bite me alot

  • Make mosquitoes are cool

  • Whatever I can

  • Swat them or buy spray

  • I think I got bitten by a mosquito watching this

  • When they are now at my skin, I slapped them with my hand my trick to them

  • Do we got mosquito baby’s

  • So basically I’m a father to little mosquitos since its literally made of my blood 🤔😂

  • Yep I am moving to antartika now

  • Mosquitos are like human , the female live longer than the male

  • Well actually that’s false male mosquitos are way bigger

  • SKIN SO SOFT BY AVON

  • SKIN SO SOFT

  • Who’s also hates mosquito like I do? ❤️

  • Me being allergic: 🤡

  • -Line-

  • I puch them

  • well i get rid of mosquitos by moving my leg if im sitting or moving my body when standing idk if it does anything😕

  • I get so many mosquito bites.

  • This video makes me itch.

  • Use katol and slap them

  • Whelp I’m now scared of mosquitoes more then before 😭

  • 5:06 did anyone else hear that voice wobble? lol

  • I told my pet mosquito 🦟 to go and bite you

  • This made me feel better,i know I’m late :( This made me feel better,did u know u can get a lot of mosquito bites?well I have lots,they itch a lot for me,I have 7 on my back,and a lot more on my legs,comment if u had one,

  • I actually like itching it cuz it feels good 🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Just let em have your blood. It’s not like you’re going to die lol

    • Atom what about Malaria or Dengue (btw i don’t live in the Philippines)

  • 1:13 With his tAIL

  • i've been bit by 8 mosquitos in a time spand of 4 hours

  • Swagger souls is that you?

  • Does that mean I am a dad to a muskito

  • I use a RPG for killing a mosquito 🦟 😂🤪 Just a joke ..... My cat eats them 😼🍽

  • i beat the mosquito with a mosquito😆😂

  • Spray ridsect 😂

  • A mosketo was tryin to bite me it was a girl I slapped it with my hand

  • On todays episode of DARKSIDE

  • Is it bad if I catch a mosquito and tear its wings and needle that sucks the blood out of YOU off the mosquito to torture it like how it tortures us by biting us?? Or nah

  • Mosquitoes are literally like the borg, but they feed on blood.

  • Where did you find the information for this video?

  • I hate mesquitetis

  • So I can say a girl gave me a hickey today if a mosquito bites me

  • Kinda crazy that they’ll literally go risk their life just to reproduce. It’s like reproduction is the main goal as soon as they are mature

  • Why do i feel like a mosquito is on me after this vid?

  • Thang I wonder how long it took reserchers to figure all that out

  • Which enzyme compounds are present?

  • The trick you just have to burn coriander and it's smoke will keep them away!

  • I shake

  • I smash them so hard that i create big shockwaves

  • Thanks for giving for me nightmares bright side

  • I love your channel but...... in fact the earth is only a little over 7000 not close to 100,000,000! Your videos are cool though!💕

  • The way I keep mosquitos away is I don't go outside

  • yummy

  • Don't ich it it will go away

  • I'm pretty sure males are the bigger ones... at least thats what I've been told by like everybody

    • Kayla Mae Brown Hi

    • Kayla Mae Brownhi

  • Anyone Feels?!? ITCHY!!!!

  • I would smacked him right in the face

  • hi bright side! mosquitos in our country is different! they can bite you in less than a minute, if u wait for 3min before slapping them, they must have left your skin. ⚠️thousands of people esp. children in our country have died, thanks to these insects. they bought us DENGUE. (i've experienced dengue twice already, fortunately still survived😅) btw, from Philippines.

  • Looks like I’m moving to Antarctica