Mosquito Fun Facts

The mosquito buzz is made by the rapid beat of it’s wings, about 500 wing beats per minute, and the sound the mosquito buzz makes is between the musical pitches of D and F.

That’s just some of the many fun facts about a mosquito, one of the most annoying, and least fun, summertime pests. If you are like me, when you go outside during the summer a mosquito will find you and it will bite you.

But wait, a mosquito does not actually bite, it stabs and it’s the saliva of the mosquito that causes the itching, not the actual skin puncture.

Not exactly mosquito fun facts there, but facts nonetheless, since the mosquito is a part of outdoor summer time activity. I’ll list some fun facts about the mosquito that might help you endure this summertime flying demon.

Of the approximately 3, 000 species of mosquito, 50 of those species live in Minnesota. A mosquito can fly 1 to 1 1/2 miles per hour, and it takes 400,000 mosquitoes to weigh a pound. I wonder who caught that many mosquitoes and weighed them.

Because of different body chemistries, some people are really like a magnet for the mosquito. The most likely mosquito target is an overweight male with type O blood.

Sorry about that guys, I’m just listing the facts. However there is a trick guys can do to get even with that blood sucking mosquito and become the center of attention at an outdoor gathering.

Here’s the trick – if a mosquito lands on your bicep, tense the skin to trap the mosquito’s proboscis (long snout) then flex your bicep muscle.

This will cause the mosquito to burst from the pressure in your blood vessel. Only a selected few would enjoy watching this, but all would be glad for the death of the mosquito.

The World Mosquito Killing Championship is held every year in Pelkosenniemi, Finland. The goal of the competition is to see who can kill the most mosquitoes by hand in 5 minutes. The current record is 21, fun facts to know if you are a mosquito enthusiast.

People drinking beer are more likely to attract mosquitoes than those not drinking beer, so are people wearing black clothing. Fun facts to remember for your next outdoor BBQ.

Mosquito repellant does not repel the mosquito but rather blocks the mosquitoes sensory receptors, the mosquito repellant acts like an invisible cloak on humans.

A mosquito has a sense of smell that is 10,000 times greater than that of a human and eating garlic or taking a daily garlic pill is said to keep the mosquitoes away.

Fun facts about the not-so-fun mosquito.