Mosquitos have gotten smarter and smarter. But why do mosquitos decide to call upon the power of their ancestors by circling in the hundreds around your head? I certainly don't think it is because they want you to be their new Mosquito king or queen, but rather a much more sinister plot to drink the blood from your brain by picking at your scalp till it comes off. Ok, that is far fetched too. But the real reasons mosquito circle over your head is as follows:
1. Female Mosquitoes find air waste very attractive.
As a human being, you inhale air and exhale carbon dioxide which attracts mosquitoes. So heavy exhales at the right time may just find a million or more mosquitos trying to elevate you off the floor.
2. Male Mosquitos are forming a Mating Party
Did you know that male mosquitoes don't bite? But are still able to detect high levels of carbon dioxide concentrations. Male mosquitos will often form mating swarms (Not to mate with you) They will find a likeable feature of the landscape to use. That can be a tall tree, a large animal or the big head of a person. Once they pick out that sweet spot, they will begin to form their circle around it. The mosquitos will move in conjunction with the animal or the head of a person. Once a female or female mosquitoes enter the circle, WHAM! she gets pregnant. Then your hair maybecome the breeding ground for little baby biters! Ok, skip the hair becoming the breeding ground. But once a female enters that circle, she is captured by the lucky male and mating occurs.
3. Planning a Raid.
Mosquitos are smart buzzers. There is a saying that says divided we fall but united we stand. Mosquitos may form circle above your head to simple call other mosquitoes to a particular spot to form a posse for an attack. Maybe it is the case where one mosquito got jumped and now he is collecting the rest of his family to go to war.
What To Do If Your Head is Circled By Mosquito
If you see a large swarm of mosquitos grinning down at you, don't fan them away or you may just wild them up and get a few bites packed with malaria. Here are a few things you can do to get rid of mosquitos swarming your head.
Dip your head in Water
- This will confuse the mosquitos into believing that your head has fallen off and most will fly away seeking a new head.
- If they don't offend you, ignore them and continue having a mosquito crown for a while.
- Get mosquito repellent with deet and spray your hair. They will begin to go away. Deet is safe for skin.