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What are Mosquitos actually for?

(23 Posts)
TaliZorahVasNormandy Thu 31-Jul-14 12:05:55

I say this making Mosquitos my new enemies.

In 7 days I have been bitten, once on my toe, 7 times on my thighs,twice on my upper arm, once on my wrist, 6 times on my back and one on my boob (pervert)

I wish they'd leave me alone.

FrankSaysNo Thu 31-Jul-14 12:09:20

It's only the females that bite. They pollinate flowers, the males drink nectar. Food source for fish and birds. Part of the eco system

vickibee Thu 31-Jul-14 12:10:40

i would imagine they are near the bottom of the food cahin and make a good meal for other spieces

TaliZorahVasNormandy Thu 31-Jul-14 12:10:48

Atleast they have a use, makes it more bearable to the itching.

runningonwillpower Thu 31-Jul-14 12:12:26

I think that about viruses and bacteria.

What's in it for the virus that makes my nose fill up with snot and I feel like shit? It's not like the virus is having fun.

They just are. They just live to reproduce. Meanwhile, they occasionally make my life shit.

At least mosquitos are food for other horrible things.

And we're being plagued by them at the moment. The other night there were at least 12 of the little buggers in the bedroom. Mind you, it was really funny watching the old man trying to swat them.

So, sometimes mosquitos do have comedy value.

TaliZorahVasNormandy Thu 31-Jul-14 12:26:38

Yes they do, me desperately trying not to itch my boob in public thanks to the huge bite is pretty funny.

Making more mosquitoes. Obviously.

With a sideline in stopping me sleeping. <nzzzzzzznnnzzzzz>

dawndonnaagain Thu 31-Jul-14 12:37:58

Avon skin so soft dry oil spray. Amazing stuff, no bites.

TaliZorahVasNormandy Thu 31-Jul-14 12:40:57

I might seek that stuff out Dawn, thanks for the tip.

dawndonnaagain Thu 31-Jul-14 12:48:53

Google it Tali It's great stuff. I'm lucky enough not to be nibbled too often, but my dds swear by the stuff and it seems many others do too.

dawndonnaagain Thu 31-Jul-14 12:49:07

(and no, I don't work for them)! grin

TaliZorahVasNormandy Thu 31-Jul-14 12:59:10

Its on offer atm, I might treat myself.

dawndonnaagain Thu 31-Jul-14 13:15:19

Ooo, thank you Tali I'll go stock up!

TotorosImaginaryFriend Thu 31-Jul-14 13:18:08

Mosquito Milk is the best. I have tried everything it's the only thing that stops the vicious little bastards.

grocklebox Thu 31-Jul-14 13:43:15

What an odd question. What are you for ?

TaliZorahVasNormandy Thu 31-Jul-14 14:25:23

To help a Children's charity by volunteering for them, so children with cancer and various other diseases can have the support and treatment they need?

grocklebox Thu 31-Jul-14 14:58:45

Thats what you do, its not what you are for

Vitamin b is good makes you smell different my dd has stopped being bitten since she started taking the tablets, she was covered in bites in two days so it really seems to work for her.

Jbck Thu 31-Jul-14 15:28:39

My right leg looks like something from Dr Who 'cos of the little gits!

I take a reaction to them though so they look much worse. DD1 has a couple of tiny bites and you can barely see them.

TaliZorahVasNormandy Thu 31-Jul-14 15:52:24

The ones on my thighs normally end up the size of tax discs.

TotorosImaginaryFriend Thu 31-Jul-14 16:45:45

If you do get a bite then run the hot tap on a spoon and then put the spoon on the bite. It helps the itchy feeling to go.

Pipbin Thu 31-Jul-14 16:48:03

what are people for?

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