By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If it seems as if you’re getting bitten by mosquitoes around the clock, it may not be your imagination. Scientist Explains Why Mosquitos Are Biting All Day LongREAD MORE: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Urges Voters To Choose 'No' On Ballot Questions That Would Limit Executive Order Powers
Remember when you could time your outside activities around the danger of getting a mosquito bite? Jon Gelhaus, a curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, says those days are long gone because of a pesky import.
“Growing up probably more used to having mosquitos out in the morning, evening and night, but these Asian tiger mosquitos will bite in the heat of the day so there’s really no time you can get out and enjoy things in the summer.”READ MORE: Fully Vaccinated People No Longer Need To Wear Masks In Most Circumstances, CDC Says
He says it’s also possible the critters do like you better than your friends.
“Mosquitos cue in on different things that we give off in our bodies. Our body heat, carbon dioxide that we release when we breathe out, and also chemicals that are on our skin.”
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He adds that Mosquitos which are in the same scientific order as the equally annoying house fly. Can breed in as little water as the quarter of an inch in the dish under that petunia pot on your deck.