Although the bites themselves are not usually cause for concern, serious diseases can be spread through mosquitoes biting. Generally, mosquito bites simply appear as a small itchy bump, but some people can have more intense reactions to the mosquito bites if they are allergic. Although a mosquito bite itself is harmless, mosquitoes are capable of transmitting serious diseases through these bites, such as malaria, yellow fever and West Nile virus. Because of the risk, it is always smart to use insect repellent when outside in order to prevent mosquito bites. If at any time you feel that the bite is serious, seek medical help as soon as possible.
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.