Is It A Male Or Female Mosquito?

May 20, 2016 1 min read

The female mosquito - best repellents from The Solid Bar Company

Being able tell the difference could be invaluable - but why?

Because only female mosquitoes have the mouth parts necessary for sucking blood. They are the ones that give you the 'bites'.  Not a good thing!  

When biting with their proboscis, they stab two tubes into the skin: one to inject an enzyme that inhibits blood clotting; the other to suck blood into their bodies.

Image of male and female mosquitoes  

But that is when they transmit diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, West Nile virus, Chikungunya and, of course, Zika.  They use the blood not for their own nourishment but as a source of protein for their eggs.  

So take a quick glance, then once again ask yourself, can you tell the difference?

And, of course, they have their smaller 'relative' doing pretty much the same thing - the dreaded noseeum!

Why take the chance? Stay safe and get the best natural repellents here.

You can also read our great blog with other prevention hints and tips here.

Stay safe and bite-free with The Solid Bar Company Team.

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