From itchy bites to diseases, mosquitoes have brought nothing but trouble. However, ignoring the fact that they are an annoying pest, they have quite a few interesting facts about them.
Interesting facts about mosquitoes
1. Mosquitoes are serial killers
Mosquitoes are actually on top of the list of the World Deadliest Animals, they are taking away over 1 million lives every single year. How do they do it? Well, it is through infecting people with deadly diseases such as the Zika and Dengue when sucking their blood.
2. Only the female bite
Yep, you read it right, only the female mosquitoes bites. It is a common misconception that both male and female mosquitoes feed on blood. However, the reason why only female mosquitoes bite is because they require the protein found in blood to produce eggs.
3. CO2 addicts
Mosquitoes are known to love carbon dioxide, it is one of the main reasons why we are always being bitten by them. By using a special organ known as the maxillary palp, they are able to follow the CO2 that we released when we exhale.
4. Ancient pest
Mosquitoes have been in this world way longer than us, they were here when dinosaur still exist.
5. Lived a short life
Even though they have been in this world longer than us, they actually have quite a short lifespan. At most. they can only live up to 2 months.
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