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Mosquito Identification

Mosquito Learning Center

1. What Do Mosquitoes Look Like? »

Mosquitoes are commonly mistaken for other insects. The main qualities to look for to tell mosquitoes apart from other pests are their small, thin bodies and their long proboscis.

What do mosquitoes look like? - The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control in the North & East Bay Area CA

2. Where Do Mosquitoes Breed in the North and East Bay? »

Female mosquitoes must find a standing water source to lay their eggs on during reproduction. Mosquitoes usually make breeding grounds out of buckets, birdbaths, pools, and more.

Where do mosquitoes breed? - The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control in the North & East Bay Area CA

3. What is the Lifespan of a Mosquito? »

Mosquitoes usually only live for one to two months. After hatching, it takes mosquito larvae about two weeks to reach adulthood. Learn more about the lifespan of mosquitoes here!

What is the lifespan of a mosquito? - The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control in the North & East Bay Area CA

4. What Attracts Mosquitoes? »

We have all met someone who is a known “mosquito magnet.” There are a few different factors that contribute to people being attractive to mosquitoes, including blood type and natural scent.

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5. What Do Mosquitoes Eat? »

Did you know that mosquitoes don’t only feed on blood? Actually, only female mosquitoes draw blood, and this is solely for the purpose of reproduction.

What do mosquitoes eat? - The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control in the North & East Bay Area CA

6. Do Mosquitoes Bite? »

Mosquitoes are infamous for their bites. In general, mosquito bites only result in mild symptoms and heal in a few days. Learn how to identify a mosquito bite here.

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7. Can Mosquitoes Transmit HIV or AIDS? »

Mosquitoes cannot pass on HIV through their bites. Even if they draw blood from an infected person, they do not transmit blood when biting, so the virus does not travel.

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8. What Diseases Do Mosquitoes Spread? »

Mosquitoes are known to carry and transmit dangerous diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika virus, and malaria. Learn all about the diseases that mosquitoes carry here.

What diseases do mosquitoes spread? - The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control in the North & East Bay Area CA