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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.