To be able to reproduce, female mosquitoes require a source of standing water to lay their eggs. Some of the most common mosquito breeding grounds include birdbaths, buckets, children’s playsets, and more.
Mosquitoes have a relatively short lifespan of just about two months. The life cycle of a mosquito takes about two weeks total for the eggs to reach adulthood. Learn all you need to know about mosquito lifespan here!
Ever wonder makes certain people “mosquito magnets”? There are a number of factors that might draw mosquitoes toward certain individuals, including body odor and blood type. Learn more here!
Many people have the misconception that mosquitoes feed solely on blood. This is not the case, as only female mosquitoes require a blood meal in order to reproduce. Mosquitoes prefer to feed on plant sap and nectar, just like other insects.
Mosquitoes are infamous for their bites. More often than not, mosquito bites will heal in just a few days. Learn everything you need to know about mosquito bites here with Anderson Pest Solutions.
Although mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting some of the most dangerous diseases, HIV or AIDS is not one of them. Even if they feed on an infected host, mosquitoes are unable to pass HIV to other hosts. Learn more!
Mosquitoes are feared worldwide for their ability to transmit some of the world’s most dangerous diseases, from West Nile virus to Zika. Learn everything you need to know about mosquito-borne diseases here!