The only country in the world with no snakes, mosquitoes: Viral claim is partially true

However, there are presence of other types of insects that suck blood from mammals, such as lice, fleas, bedbugs, and midges

When the world is struggling with mosquito borne diseases and over one million people die around the world from mosquito-borne diseases every year there is a country without snakes and mosquitos.


The world has 3,000 species of mosquitoes transmit more diseases than any other living creature. Due to climate changes, the arctic region is suffering from mosquito hazard.


Recently a post went viral claiming that Iceland is the only country in the world without mosquitoes.


The viral post claim “Iceland is the only country in the world without any mosquitoes, snakes or other reptiles. They also have very few species of spiders, none of which are harmful to humans.”


It is due to the harsh weather conditions in Iceland, mosquitoes cannot survive there. Scientific theory points towards the chemical composition of the country's water and soil which led insects are somehow unable to decrypt and bear the environment very well.


Iceland travel is said that Iceland is not inhabited by mosquitoes, ticks, bears, snakes, poisonous spiders, or any kind of other hazardous animals. You can camp in a forest (if you find one) or take a nap in a meadow with no risk of getting bitten by pests. However, there are presence of other types of insects that suck blood from mammals, such as lice, fleas, bedbugs, and midges.


Apart from Iceland, Antarctica also does not have mosquitoes.

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