Do Male Mosquitoes Bite?

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Do Male Mosquitoes Bite?

December 20, 2023

Mosquitoes! Annoying blood-sucking pests that go buzz in the night! But did you know that mosquitoes don’t eat blood as a primary source of their diet and that it’s only the females that bite? It may seem hard to believe, but mosquitoes are more than what we’ve been led to believe, apart from annoying disease carriers.

Do Male Mosquitoes Bite?

Do Male Mosquitoes Bite? No! Male mosquitoes receive the sugar they need to live exclusively from plant juices, such as nectar. Males also do not spread illness by biting since they do not have saliva. This means that when we get bitten by these tiny pests, it is purely because of the females.

Why Do Female Mosquitoes Bite?

Female mosquitoes are bloodsuckers. While male mosquitoes can get by without the protein found in blood, females require it so that they can lay eggs. Females actively seek out and bite victims like people to drain them of blood, perhaps spreading illness in the process.

Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

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Knowing that female mosquitoes are the only ones who bite might not be the most comforting thing. It certainly doesn’t change the fact that being bitten by a mosquito increases your chances of being infected by mosquito-borne diseases. You may be wondering how to reduce your chances of falling ill, and Mosquito Squad is here to help.

To help reduce the dangers of mosquitoes for not only you and your family but your pets as well, practice the 7 T’s of Mosquito Control. Afterward, call Mosquito Squad of Greater Atlanta to ask about our mosquito treatments for your home, like our Traditional Mosquito Barrier Treatment, which can reduce mosquitoes by up to 90%.

Even though male mosquitoes don’t bite, plenty of female mosquitoes are still hanging around, ready to eat your blood. Mosquito Squad of Greater Atlanta offers a few mosquito control services to help reduce the mosquito population in your yard. Call us today at (770) 504-4494 or contact us online for a free quote.