Mosquito Facts

Only Female Mosquitoes Bite

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:03, on Mosquito Facts

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Mosquitoes mean nothing personal when they take your blood.

Female mosquitoes need protein for their eggs, and must take a blood meal in order to reproduce.

Since males don't bear the burden of producing young, they'll avoid you completely and head for the flowers instead.

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Mosquitoes Can Detect Carbon Dioxide From 75 Feet Away

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 18:59, on Mosquito Facts

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Carbon dioxide, which humans and other animals produce, is the key signal to mosquitoes that a potential blood meal is near.

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