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Mosquitoes: You Can Run From Them, But You Cannot Hide

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Mosquitoes: You Can Run From Them, But You Cannot Hide
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    hosts, persistent, trigger, warm-blooded, carbon, dioxide, exhale, environment, acid, lactic, male, sweat, mosquito, attention, heat, visual


Mosquitoes: You Can Run From Them, But You Cannot Hide
By Erin Horner
  

1     You can run, but you can't hide. She will find you. She will smell you. She will sense you. And eventually, she will bite you. Watch out; a pesky mosquito is going to find you whether you want her to or not!
 
2     Mosquitoes are insects. Both male and female mosquitoes drink nectar. But only the females drink blood. They need it for their eggs. Mosquito eggs would not develop without a blood meal.
 
3     So how do these insects find a blood host? They use their senses. If you are breathing or sweating, a mosquito can sense you. When you exhale, carbon dioxide leaves your body. A mosquito can sense the carbon dioxide in your breath or your body odor from at least 100 feet away. Experts have found that people who sweat a lot get bitten a lot more than people who don't sweat very much.

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