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Mosquitoes Need Sugar, Not Blood, To Survive

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

It’s summertime, and with the season comes sun, fun and mosquitoes. Mosquitoes suck your blood, leave itchy welts, and can even transmit diseases making them an enemy to anyone who spends time outdoors.  

Now, researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are studying ways to trap and kill these pests by focusing on what mosquitoes are addicted to. Surprisingly it’s not blood, but sugar.

http://www.insidesci...od-survive/1206

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:44 PM

Pretty dangerous to a large part of the population I wager, with all the sugar added to foods plus the sugar-addicts. Out of all the shops I go, only one out of tenth or so doesn't have it's sweets shelf right next to the registers. Maybe this could give them some reason to change that in southern countries.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:02 PM

I believe its sweat and blood


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

My ex was a vegetarian, no sugar and they were still feeding off of her

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:48 PM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 21 July 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:

My ex was a vegetarian, no sugar and they were still feeding off of her

Ain't there still some sugar in your system and in the veggies too, though less? And I was under the impression that carbs produce sugar, might be very wrong though, thought it was a form of slow sugar.

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