All insects have the capability to bite you, but biting insects are the specific bugs that feed on the blood of the human or animal they bite. The most common blood-sucking insects we deal with are bat bugs, bed bugs, fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks. Most of these bugs are parasites that need a warm-blooded host to feed on. Without this food source, these insects would not be able to reproduce and eventually die.
Not only are these insects annoying, but a number of these biting insects are prone to transmit diseases to humans or animals they feed on. Ticks are well-known to be carriers of Lyme Disease. Mosquitoes are well-known to carry a vast array of diseases like the Zika Virus, Malaria, and much more