- Only female mosquitoes bite – All mosquitoes actually feed on nectar and decaying matter. The female mosquito just needs blood for development of her eggs.
- Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on Earth – Through their various transmitted diseases, more deaths are attributed to mosquitoes than any other animal. Check out this video from Bill Gates: http://youtu.be/tt4JWHRFKoI.
- Mosquitoes only weigh about 0.00004 or (1/25,000th) of an ounce… unless you’re the gallinipper mosquito!
- Most mosquitoes stay within a mile of their breeding site, but salt marsh mosquitoes may travel up to 100 miles.
- Despite having absolutely terrible eye sight, mosquitoes find you by the CO2 that you release and the heat that you generate. They can sense your CO2 from about 75 feet away… and farther if humidity is high.
- A female mosquito can lay 100 – 300 eggs at one time while averaging 1,000 – 3,000 offspring in her life span.
- In just 4 – 7 days a mosquito develops from an egg into an adult.
- Despite rapid development, male mosquitoes live about 10-20 days while female mosquitoes can live from 3-100 days… No Bugs La can help you reduce their life span dramatically!
- Humans aren’t always their first target for a blood meal. Some species prefer birds, horses, dogs, frogs, and other animals.
- All mosquitoes require standing water to breed, even just a few inches of it. However, some eggs can lay dormant for months if their water hole dries up before hatching. Once the eggs re-encounter water, they will hatch with a vengeance.
- Some mosquitoes lay summer and winter eggs. The winter eggs won’t hatch unless they have been exposed to freezing temperatures.
- There are over 2,500 species of mosquitoes in the world… including the Arctic.
- Antarctica seems to be the only place where there are NO mosquitoes!
- Citronella candles and other smoky repellants really do work… you just have to stay in the smoke cloud.
- Mosquitoes infect millions of people each year with their various diseases. Fortunately, most people don’t notice any symptoms.
- For more information about mosquitoes, visit our Resources page.
- Visit this link to the American Mosquito Control Association for more information on the mosquito borne diseases such as:
- West Nile Virus
- Heartworm in Dogs and Cats
- Yellow Fever
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- St. Louis Encephalitis
- LaCrosse Encephalitis
- Western Equine Encephalitis
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