Why do mosquitoes bite? Scratching that itch

Brains On! Science podcast for kids

By American Public Media

Why do mosquitoes bite? Scratching that itch

Tuesday, 13 July

In this episode, we're tackling all the mosquito questions that have been bugging our listeners. Why do they bite? Why do the bites itch? Is scratching them a good idea? Why do some people seem to be more delicious to mosquitoes? How can we keep them away from us? And are mosquitoes good for the world? The Hoax Hunters make an appearance plus the Moment of Um answers the question, "What is a solar flare?"

This episode was sponsored by:

Indeed (Indeed.com/brainson)

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