Mosquito Identification

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People often mistake mosquitoes for other types of bugs. It’s easiest to identify mosquitoes by their small size and the long proboscis they use to feed.

Characteristics of a Mosquito

To be able to reproduce, female mosquitoes require a source of stagnant water to lay eggs in. Common mosquito breeding grounds include birdbaths, buckets, and more.

Breeding Grounds For Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes typically live for just a month or two. The life cycle of a mosquito takes about 14 days for eggs to reach adulthood. Learn more about the mosquito lifespan!

Mosquito Life Cycle

If you’re a magnet for mosquito bites, you may wonder why. Many factors play into what makes someone attractive to mosquitoes, including blood type and natural scent.

Common Mosquito Attractants

Contrary to popular belief, mosquitoes do not feed solely on blood. In fact, only female mosquitoes require blood meals. Nectar is a mosquito’s source of sustenance.

Mosquito Diet

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.

Mosquito Bites 101

Although mosquitoes feed on blood, they do not transmit HIV. Even if they feed on an infected host, they do not inject blood into their host during the feeding process.

Mosquitoes & HIV

Globally, mosquitoes are most known for transmitting a number of dangerous diseases, including West Nile virus to Zika. Learn more about mosquito-borne diseases here!

Mosquito-Borne Diseases