Itching due to insect bite is caused by which Acid

(A) Formic Acid
(B) Acetic Acid
(C) Lactic Acid
(D) Maleic Acid

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Correct Answer : Formic Acid
Question Asked : Bihar Police Sub Inspector Prelims Exam 2018
Explanation : Some insects inject formic acid, which can cause an immediate skin reaction often resulting in redness, swelling and itching in that particular area. Bites from mosquitoes and fleas are more likely, to cause itching than pain.
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