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Mosquito Identification

Mosquitoes are mistaken for other insects frequently. The main characteristics that set mosquitoes apart are their small size and long proboscis, which they use to feed.

To reproduce, female mosquitoes require a body of standing water to lay the eggs. Popular mosquito breeding grounds include birdbaths, buckets, stacks of tires, and more.

Under the best conditions, mosquitoes live for a couple of months. The life cycle of a mosquito takes about 14 days for eggs to reach adulthood. Learn more about mosquito lifespan here!

Ever wonder what makes some a “mosquito magnet”? Many factors play into what makes someone attractive to mosquitoes, including blood type and natural scent.

Believe it or not, but mosquitoes do not feed solely on blood. In fact, only female mosquitoes require blood meals. Almost always, nectar is a mosquito’s main source of sustenance.

Yes, mosquitoes are infamous for their biting habits. In general, mosquito bites heal in just a few days with mild symptoms. Learn how to identify mosquito bites with expert tips.

Fortunately, mosquitoes are unable to transmit HIV. Even if they feed on an infected host, they do not inject blood when feeding and thus do not transmit HIV.
Mosquitoes are infamous for carrying and transmitting some of the world’s most dangerous diseases, from West Nile virus to Zika. Learn all about mosquito-borne diseases here.

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