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Eden Pest Knows Bugs: Female Mosquitoes Bite Humans, Males Don’t


Of all the animals in the world, the tiny female mosquito is responsible for the most human deaths worldwide. Male mosquitoes are harmless as they only feed on sweet juices and flower nectar. Female mosquitoes do the biting as they require the nutrients found in blood for the development of their eggs. What make the insects dangerous are the potentially deadly diseases that they can transmit to humans, like malaria and the West Nile virus.

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