Interesting Mosquito Facts
Mosquitos are most commonly known for their irritating, itchy & sometimes dangerous bites. These bites are a means to suck their victim’s blood in order to provide a source of protein for their eggs. There are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes, but only a few are known to transmit illness. Mosquito control includes many types of different methods, including elimination of breeding environments, and protective barriers such as window screens and nets. Other control include repellants with the chemical DEET that give short-term protection from mosquitoes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitos
If a mosquito can find enough blood from victims than they can live up to 3 weeks.
Mosquitos will usually bite up to several times a night, or enough to get up to 3 times their body weight in blood.
Diseases that are spread to people by mosquitoes include Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria. Mosquito-borne diseases result in over 1 million deaths per year around the globe.
Mosquitoes often reside around stagnant, still fresh water. They live and rest in tall grass, weeds and other brush.