By Ada Eez, an Aedes mosquito
It’s no secret that I am a lover of scientific facts … my fans know that I find it illuminating to learn something new. So if you have been living in an egg stage until now, let me throw light upon February 28th, #NationalScienceDay!
National Science Day admires Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (also known as, C.V. Raman), a well-respected Indian physicist. C.V. Raman dedicated his life to conducting acoustic wavelength and quantum of light experiments.
He is globally recognized for discovering the Raman Effect and ultimately won a Nobel Prize in physics in 1930.
Similarly, I hope to win a Nobel Buzz Prize for devoting my lifespan to biting repellent-less individuals.
The Mosquito Effect
National Science Day irradiates scientific research on what draws in mosquito activity. I, Ada Eez, am excited to share my findings on my research: The Mosquito Effect.
1. Creatures of Time: Mosquitoes are resilient creatures (obviously) that have surpassed changing times and climates. In fact, there are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes happily living on all continents, except for Antarctica.
2. Commonly seen, rarely found: Mosquitoes can always be found near stagnant water in city and surburban environments. There is a plethora of sources to lay their eggs in San Gabriel Valley, especially in containers hidden in people's yards and patios.
3. Repulsed, but rarely repelled: Science shows CDC-recommended active ingredients of Deet, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (or PMD), Picaridin, and IR3535 shield human skin from the puncture of a mosquito’s proboscis.
Science also shows that many people don't use repellent when spending time outside! Just smelling so many people who don't wear repellent in parks, yards and patios makes my pretty wings take flight.
Happy National Science Day!
Continue learning: Did you know mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures on the planet?
Ghostwritten by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant