Mosquito

Mosquito

Habitat

Mosquitoes like to live anywhere except for extremely cold places. They especially like places that are moist such as lakes, wetlands, and forests.

Mosquitoes reside in brush and tall grasses. They breed in almost any body of stagnant water, as long as it’s composed of fresh water.

Identification

There are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes in the world. However, only about 175 of those species live in the United States.

Mosquitoes can be seen, and felt, most in the warmer months of the year.

The different types of mosquitoes look slightly different, but to the human eye, they are all very similar in appearance. All mosquitoes have six legs, two wings, two antennae, a head, a thorax, and an abdomen. Even though they vary in color depending on the species, they are all earth-tone colored (black, brown, tan, etc.) No matter the species, the only mosquitoes that actually bite are the females.

Another similarity between the different types of mosquitoes in their life cycles. All mosquitoes have four stages of life. The first three stages are spent in water. The last stage, adulthood, is when they can finally leave the water.

Another similarity between the different types of mosquitoes in their life cycles. All mosquitoes have four stages of life. The first three stages are spent in water. The last stage, adulthood, is when they can finally leave the water.

Treatment

Mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases such as malaria, dengue virus, Zika, and West Nile virus. Therefore, it is important to consider ways to regulate their population.

If mosquitoes are making their way onto your property and into your home, we can eliminate them using the least toxic and most effective products on the market.

An additional way of reducing mosquito activity on your property is eliminating standing water. Seeing as the first three stages of a mosquito’s life cycle occurs in water, finding ways to remedy any drainage issues is priority.

Also, some plants are known for repelling mosquitoes, so consider planting some around the areas of your property that are attracting the most mosquitoes.

Common Question

Why do mosquito bites itch?

Their saliva creates an allergic reaction on the skin. Some people react more strongly than others because they are more allergic.

How do i avoid getting bitten by a mosquito?

Wear clothes that cover any exposed skin. Consider using mosquito repellents. Stay inside during mosquitoes most active times.

Why do mosquitoes bite me more than other people?

Someone’s blood type, chemical production, and metabolic rate affect how attractive they are to mosquitoes.

Additional Resources

  1. “Prevent Mosquito Bites”. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2019-04-22. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  2. “Mosquito Control”. United States Environment Protection Agency. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  3. “Common Types of Mosquitos”. Ecolab. Retrieved 2020-04-20.