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March 2, 2016

5 Little-Known Facts About Mosquitoes

surprising mosquito factsIt’s that time of the year again – temperatures are rising and everyone’s least favorite pest is on the prowl: the mosquito. Learn more about springtime’s least-lovable insect and go on the offensive before this year’s invasion. The more you know, the more you can protect yourself against bites. For example, did you know...

1. Not All Of Them Bite

A surprising fact about mosquitoes is that only female mosquitoes bite. Male mosquitoes rely on fruit and plant nectar and do not need to drink blood. Female mosquitoes require extra protein before laying eggs. Animal blood offers this protein, and once she has her fill, she will rest for a few days before the eggs are ready.

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