Celebrated on July 23rd

World Mosquito Day

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Challenge #1

Can you draw mosquitoes flying around?

Did you know: 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.

Source: Western Exterminator Company

Challenge #2

Can you draw smelly feet?

Did you know: Smelly feet are attractive to certain species of mosquitoes – as is Limburger Cheese. Active or fidgety people also produce more CO2 and lactic acid.

Source: American Mosquito Control Association

Challenge #3

Can you draw a tire with water or a bird bath with water in it?

Did you know: Mosquitoes breed in soft, moist soil or stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children's wading pools and birdbaths.

Source: Pest World for Kids