The Weekly Wrap: October 17, 2021
Why are mosquitos a thing?
I understand that bats eat mosquitoes (thanks, bats!) but other than being vectors for disease, what purpose do they serve?! *screams the woman who got 5 bites standing outside for 30 seconds*
There is scientific evidence that mosquitos are, indeed, attracted to certain people more than others. (It's not in your head!) I am one of those people. Whenever mosquitos are around, they go for the ankles, back of the knees, and the one spot on your arm you can never comfortably reach to itch. If I don't cover up, use repellent, or stand in a cloud of citronella, I am guaranteed to be a feast for the blood suckers.
Within minutes, these bites erupt into raised areas of swelling, turn red, and itch like mad. If I can control myself through the first burst of itching, I tend to be okay. But, more often than not, I don't notice that I'm already itching a bite and then I'm stuck with scratchy spots for a few days.
But, seriously, would there be a global calamity if we eradicated mosquitos? It's October and I'm still smacking the buggers off my skin. Thanks, global warming!
Which bug annoys you the most?
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