Basic Facts About Mosquitoes
- The Mosquito belong to the insect order of Diptera or flies.
- There are over 170 species of mosquitoes in the U.S.
- Mosquitoes require water for the development of egg, larva, pupa and adult.
- Only the female will suck blood but both male and female will feed on sugar and nectar.
- Most adults live up to 14 days but females can over-winter as adults.
3 important genera of mosquitoes in The U.S.
Aedes which is associated with transiting the Zeka Virus commonly known as the Yellow Fever mosquito or Asian Tiger Mosquito.
The Aedes mosquito prefers to rest in lo vegetation such as plants and shrubs closer to the ground, unlike the culex and Anophets mosquito that bite in the evening or dawn and dusk the Aedes mosquito will bite in the daytime and prefers to lay its eggs in man-made habitats like ponds, bird baths, flower pots and fountains.
Anopheles know as the Malaria mosquito because it is responsible for transmitting malaria Anophtes mosquitoes like to rest in shaded areas in corner and behind bushes and are most active at Dusk and Dawn, it prefers to lay eggs in clean fresh water.
Culex mosquito known as the Northern house mosquito and the Southern house mosquito likes to rest in high up in the bushes as high as 25 feet it is most active in the evening and is responsible for transmitting West Nile Virus it can lay eggs in temporary water.
Mosquitoes can rest under decks, in and under foliage, under soffits, and perimeter of homes and buildings.
Insecticides to control adult mosquito resting around your home or business along with larvicides to control mosquito larva in ares of standing water along with good cultural practices may be required to control mosquitoes.
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