Why Do Female Mosquitos Bite and How Do You Stop Them? How Picaridin Mosquito Repellent Works.
What Attracts Female Mosquitos to People and Why Do Female Mosquitos Bite?
Although all mosquitoes are annoying, not all of them feed on your blood. The males get the energy they need for survival from nectar. Female mosquitos, needing protein to develop their eggs, find that protein in blood from animals including you. So, how do mosquitos find us?
Females Mosquitoes actually detect you with their antennas. The antennas identify carbon dioxide from your breath and the maxillary palps, between the antennas, sense your odor. When a female mosquito zeros in on its target, it dips its straw in for a drink and exposes you and your pets to more than just an itchy bump (Mosquitos spread Malaria, Dengue Fever, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Yellow fever). Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on earth. We lose 2.7 million people every year to vector-borne diseases caused by these flying insects.
How To Prevent Mosquito Bites
Insect Repellents are designed to prevent mosquitos from biting you. Properly using body-worn repellents is essential. Many people are reluctant to use DEET because it’s sticky, smells bad, and ruins your gear. At Ranger Ready we searched for the safe and effective alternative to DEET- so you’d actually want to wear repellent. Picaridin 20%, also known as Icaridin, is safe for daily use on adults and children over one year and protects you from mosquitos for 12-hours. It’s a synthetic compound which mimics the natural properties of Piperine, found in the group of plants used to produce black pepper.
What Is Picaridin and How Does It Work?
Similar to the way pepper spray is uncomfortable to your eyes, Picaridin irritates the receptors of mosquitos so they don’t bite you. When you apply Ranger Ready Picaridin to your skin, not only do you get 12 hours of bite-free time outside, you are also protected from the dangerous diseases mosquitos carry.
To ensure the safety of ourselves and our families, it’s important we take personal protective measures when outdoors.
Wear Ranger Ready Repellent and Don’t Get Bitten.