He’s more of a cockroach, but annoying little mosquito will do.

(Ballot Box) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hit back at Bill Maher on her Facebook page Thursday, likening the TV host to “an annoying little mosquito” and vowing to not get distracted by “vulgar personal shots.”

The note from Palin came after Maher’s much criticized remark on his HBO show, in which he called the former Alaska governor a “dumb twat.”

Palin didn’t mention Maher by name and pledged not to waste time “responding to personal, vulgar, sexist venom spewed my way.”

“Upon my return from an outstanding and productive trip to India and Israel, I’ve been inundated with requests to respond to petty comments made in the media the past few days, including one little fella’s comment which decent people would find degrading,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page Thursday night.

“I won’t bother responding to it though, because it was made by he who reminds me of an annoying little mosquito found zipped up in your tent; he can’t any harm, but buzzes around annoyingly until it’s time to give him the proverbial slap,” she continued.