Because they are living things
Received this by email from Leander Wolsthenhome:
My daughter (Matilida, aged 5) has done a drawing of two mosquitoes. One is biting a person. She’s put a comment on the blog but when I tried to paste the picture in as well as the text it didn’t work. So, I’ve decided to send you the image by attachment.
When she drew the mosquito biting the person and the blood I said “Are you sure you like mosquitoes Matilda?” she replied “Yes, because they are living things”.
I hope it’s going well in there.