sugar and mosquitoes

Feeding mosquitoes sugar makes them less likely to bite – but don’t go leaving out sugary treats just yet

Feeding mosquitoes sugar makes them less likely to bite – but don’t go leaving out sugary treats just yet

The teasing temptation of a sugary treat can often get the better of us. But don’t worry, we’re not the only ones. The saccharine substance that our sweet tooth finds so hard to resist is also powerfully seductive to mosquitoes. And according to new research, in helping to keep the pests away from our blood-rich body parts, sugar may for once be good for our health.