In Language Arts, each one of the students in my class had to present a talk much like a TED talk. I chose to talk about mosquitoes. Most people don’t like talking or looking at mosquitoes because they are really vile creatures. I will give a less lengthy explanation about mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are very interesting creatures behind the mysterious itch mosquitoes leave on your skin. There is much to learn about. My mosquito project was not about grossing people out. I simply wanted to explore and teach people about the iceberg of mosquitoes. The interesting thing about mosquitoes is that you might never see them because they are so small, they live pretty short lives, and they do their job of getting your blood pretty fast. Mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous animals in the world. They bring meaning to the belief that size doesn’t matter. Mosquitoes are so deadly. Not because of the size of the average mosquito. Because of the disease, the mosquito carries.
Mosquitoes can carry diseases like West Nile Virus, Dengue fever, Malaria, Yellow fever, Zika Virus, and the list goes on, and on. Depending on the mosquito, the disease it carries differs. That’s not all, depending on where you live you might meet different mosquitoes. You might experience a less deadly mosquito with fewer diseases or vice versa.
Luckily, I have never experienced a deadly virus or disease from a mosquito. But I bet we all have experienced a mosquito bite. The itchy red bump comes from the mosquito’s saliva which happens to come in contact with the victim while the mosquito is doing its job. I hope I taught you a little about mosquitoes. Bye!!