Celebrated on July 23rd
This may surprise you and most people probably assume all mosquitoes bite, but no it is only the females that like to use us as a tasty snack. Why do mosquitoes bite? Female mosquitoes bite to feed on your blood. The protein and other compounds provide mosquitoes with a feast that is essential to help them produce and develop their eggs.
Smelly feet are attractive to certain species of mosquitoes – as is Limburger Cheese. Active or fidgety people also produce more CO2 and lactic acid.
Mosquitoes breed in soft, moist soil or stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children's wading pools and birdbaths.