What is a mosquito?
Mosquitoes are small, flying insect species of the Culicidae family, belonging to the order Diptera. These creatures are usually found in temperate and tropical climates, and some species bite humans and other mammals. Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest creatures in the world because they can spread many diseases (such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika virus and West Nile virus). Only female mosquitoes suck blood, and this blood is necessary to develop their eggs. Female mosquitoes find humans and other living things through their breath and sweat, which emit carbon dioxide and other chemicals.
What is mosquito repellent?
Mosquito medicine is a type of chemical or biological substance used to control or destroy mosquitoes. They are usually distributed via aerosol sprays, lotions, gels or electronic devices. Mosquito repellants can come in a variety of forms, such as products applied directly to the skin for personal protection or large-scale sprays used to keep an area free of mosquitoes.
These medicines often contain an active ingredient, which is often used to deter mosquitoes, kill them or prevent them from reproducing. The most commonly used active ingredients include DEET, picaridin, and permethrin. Additionally, some mosquito repellants use natural or organic ingredients (for example, citronella or eucalyptus oil).
The use of mosquito repellent can be an important tool to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, but their correct and safe use is essential. In addition to drugs, environmental management strategies are also important in mosquito control, such as eliminating puddles and reducing breeding grounds for mosquitoes.