Why do mosquitoes bite?
Female mosquitoes are the ones that bite. A "blood meal" is required in order to develop eggs. 24 hours after hatching, a female mosquito flies off in search of a meal. She searches for body odor, moisture, warmth, and the carbon dioxide we exhale. When she bites, she injects a bit of saliva that slows coagulation so blood flows freely. Your body's allergic reaction to the saliva is what causes the welt and the itch later on.

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