Mosquito Bite

The itchy welt you get from a mosquito bite is caused by an irritating saliva that the mosquito injects into your skin.  When a mosquito “bites,” it stabs its sharp snout into the victim’s skin.  While biting, the mosquito injects saliva into the wound.  The saliva mixes with the blood and keeps it from clotting and clogging up the mosquito’s thin snout.

Most persons are allergic to the mosquito’s saliva, and an itching well forms on the skin.  Only the female mosquito feeds on blood.  When does so because she needs blood for the development of the eggs inside her body. – Dick Rogers

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