Mosquitoes by dusk or in the day
September 5, 2011 9:18am CST
Some mosquitoes carry Malaria and this is something I have not avoided catching. I have taken anti Malaria pills which haven't been nice for me. The first time I took them for my visit to Indonesia. This type of pills gave me white over my eyes so it affected my eyesight. Years later I traveled to Kenya where the worst sort of Malaria can be caught. I took a different sort of anti Malaria pill. This type gave me very bad mouth ulcers. I had a bed net on my bed. I stopped taking the anti Malaria pills because I didn't want the awful side affect. Malaria mosquitoes come out in the dusk time, the night an dawn. So it is easier to avoid them than the mosquitoes that come out in the day time! Earlier this year I visited Colombia and it is one of the countries in the world where Yellow Fever can be caught. Also there they have Dengue Fever. Both of these can be caught by daytime mosquitoes! One of my friends in Australia caught Dengue Fever. How have you avoided mosquito bites? Are you bothered by day or night mosquitoes? Do you know anyone that has had Malaria, Yellow Fever or Dengue Fever?
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9 Sep 11
When I went to Kunayala. I got an antimalaria shot that lasts 7 years. It seeems it is better than the pills, but a lot more expensive. My friend, the captain of the sailboat, would not take my without the shot. Later on, I discovered that he only took the pills.
8 Sep 11
There were a lot of mosquitoes at where I grew up. But the great thing about growing up with them, is that I kind of got immune to it. Yes, I would still get swelling, and itchiness, but I don't think I've never had Malaria, etc. I did know a few people around me that got sick. I always thought that it had something to do with the blood type, as some people are really prone to getting sick from mosquito bites.
6 Sep 11
Those buggers are really annoy the hell out of me. I've had 3 dengue fevers already. Just 1 more and I'm immune to Dengue fever. Our government is now working on ways on how to minimize these mosquitoes. They've developed these pellets that you dissolve on water where the mosquitoes breed. These kills the baby mosquitoes. Also we have insect repellants here. Can't remember if it works or not, I don't like putting on lotion. Recently mosquito patches are being sold in malls and convenience stores. Instead of putting repellant (which is basically insecticide right?) on your skin, you stick the patch on your clothes or somewhere near you that's being bitten by mosquitoes. We also have what we call "katol". Katol is this coil of incense that wards of bugs. It doesn't smell that good, though a company created one that has a nice scent. They also created an electronic katol. You just plug in the device, insert the "katol" square (not a coil anymore. It's like a patch). It still smells (nicer though) and it doesn't have fumes or smoke, unlike the traditional katol There's also this blue lamp that you can buy where mosquitoes are attracted to. They fly into the light (instead of you) and they get electrocuted by the light. An even more mean way to kill them is to buy that electric tennis racket. You can't use it for actual tennis but you can use it to zap the mosquitoes! Just go to a place where there are a lot of mosquitoes flying around and swing that racket!!!! You'll love how they explode and cackle while being electrocuted! bwahahaha.
• United States
5 Sep 11
We have tons of misquitoes here in Minnesota....but so far never had any of them transmitting any very harmful disease...ours just like to suck the blood out of you then they move on...unless you get them first. Most time they come in the evening. I have never been to an area where they do pass on big time diseases.
5 Sep 11
I think malaria is caused by mosquitoes. I think mosquitoes actually cause only malaria and not the other ones you have mentioned. The female mosquito it seems is the one that spreads malaria after biting a person. It sucks the blood then spits the malaria parasite into the blood stream.