Why do mosquitoes buzz in our Ears?

How many of you have had a sleepless night because mosquitoes kept buzzing in your ears? They seem to never leave until you wave your hand at them. Do you think the buzz is produced by the flapping of their wings? No. In fact, the buzz sound is produced by a tooth-like organ at the base of the wings of a mosquito. This organ scrapes against itself when the wings move and make buzzing sounds. You hear this buzz louder whenever they’re close to your eating. Did you know a mosquito’s wings move 300–600 times per second?

But what is it that attracts the mosquitoes to your side? It is the carbon dioxide that we exhale from our mount that is signal to the mosquitoes that their meal is near. Scientists have also found out there the buzz of the mosquitoes is only to annoy you or to detect their victim to suck blood.

Fast Fact:

A mosquito can detect the presence of carbon dioxide from 75 feet.




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