- Posted by Conburst
- On November 25, 2016
Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes are always seduced by the light? Why mosquito zappers are always bright?
Mosquitoes are a pain especially during rainy season. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs on water making their eggs hatch. No wonder there’s so many of them!
So back to the question, why do they love light and not the dark?
We have some theories that we think answers the question
We believe that mosquitoes love to party! They fly around from room to room looking for that perfect place to hang out. And when they find the perfect spot, ZAP! in they go.
Mosquitoes are mostly out during rainy season. When it rains, it gets cold. So we can assume these buggers are warm blooded and just need something to toast their tushy.
The light is the most powerful hypnotic weapon that man ever made. ‘Nuf said.
But seriously and joking aside, we did a small research and apparently, this question has been asked a lot of times. Here are some real theories that we found interesting.
Real Theory #1
Mosquitoes are attracted by Carbon Dioxide and some bug zapper has this ingredient to attract them.
Humans exhale carbon dioxide and it explains a lot as to why they circulate around humans.
Real Theory #2
Apparently mosquitoes have bad eyesight and when they see bright light in one of their eyes, one of their wings gets weaker and hence, will circle around it. (interesting, eh?)
So there you have it folks, theories on why they are always buzzing around when the light is on. Although these theories are always debatable, since some mosquitoes don’t necessary go to the light. Who really knows why they act the way they do? I guess we just need to do some little experimenting, don’t you think?