Basic Facts About Mosquitoes
- Mosquitos 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 eggs, larva, pupa, and adults.
- 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 is associated with transiting the Zeka Virus commonly known as the Yellow Fever Mosquito or the 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 bites 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 known as the Malaria mosquito because it is responsible for transmitting malaria Anophtes mosquitoes like to rest in shaded areas in corners and behind bushes and are most active at Dusk and Dawn, it prefers to lay eggs in clean fresh water.
Culex mosquito is known as the Northern house mosquito and the Southern house mosquito likes to rest 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 on the perimeter of homes and buildings.
Insecticides to control adult mosquitoes resting around your home or business along with larvicides to control mosquito larva in areas of standing water along with good cultural practices may be required to control mosquitoes.
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Diseases that are spread to people by mosquitoes include
Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria, Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus, Japanese Encephalitis Virus, La Crosse Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis.
List Of Mosquito found In Florida
- fulvus pallens