In your quest to get rid of mosquitoes, it’s important to learn as much as you can about them so as to develop a targeted plan to get rid of them. One of the questions that many people are not sure of is how many times a mosquito can bite.
Typically, it is the female mosquitoes that will bite to get a blood meal, and this is done during the early hours of the night. The number of times they can bite depends on whether they are interrupted or not. If they take a blood meal to their full, chances are that they will not need another meal. They will then rest for two or three days, lay eggs and then start the whole process all over again.
If the mosquito is interrupted while taking the blood meal, it will likely move to another person to bite or simply come back to the same person it had bit before. It will keep doing this until its abdomen is full of blood. It’s usually very easy to spot a mosquito in this state, with a distended abdomen that is red in color.
The fact that the mosquitoes can bite more than once means that if they are infected by parasites such as malaria, one mosquito has the potential to infect more than one person if it keeps getting interrupted when getting its blood meal. This is even more reason why you should put a lot of effort into making sure that they are properly controlled.