Mosquito Learning Center

Mosquito Identification

1. What Do Mosquitoes Look Like? »

Mosquitoes are often confused for other types of bugs. Some of the main mosquito traits include their small size and long proboscis, which is what they use to feed.

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2. Where Do Mosquitoes Breed in Illinois and Indiana? »

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.

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3. What is the Lifespan of a Mosquito? »

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!

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4. What Attracts Mosquitoes? »

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!

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5. What Do Mosquitoes Eat? »

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.

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6. Do Mosquitoes Bite? »

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.

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7. Can Mosquitoes Transmit HIV or AIDS? »

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!

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8. What Diseases Do Mosquitoes Spread? »

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!

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