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Mosquitoes- Culicidae 

Mosquitoes Facts and Information

Mosquitoes are small flying bugs. There are over 3,500 different types of mosquitoes in the world. When they bite humans, it usually makes the bitten area itchy and swollen. 

Mosquitoes can live both inside and outside, and they can bite during the day or night, depending on what kind of mosquito it is. Only girl mosquitoes bite because they need blood to make babies. Boy and girl mosquitoes both like to eat plant juice for food. Mosquitoes can live up to 4 weeks after they hatch from eggs. 

Some mosquitoes can spread sickness to people and animals. When they bite an infected person or animal, they can get the sickness and then spread it when they bite someone else. You might get sick if you get bitten by a sick mosquito. 

You can tell if a bug is a mosquito by looking at its six legs and two wings. Its body is divided into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. Mosquitoes can be as small as a quarter inch and as big as half an inch. You can also see the long straw they use to drink nectar or juice. 

FAQs About Mosquitoes

How long do mosquitoes live?

Mosquitoes have a busy and short life. Their eggs can wait for a few months for the water to hatch. Once they hatch, they turn into larvae and then pupae. After about a week, they become adult mosquitoes. Adults can live for up to four weeks. Females can live longer and can lay about 100 eggs three times in their lifetime. 

How are male and female mosquitoes different from each other?

Mosquitoes are bugs that fly around and can sometimes bite people. There are male mosquitoes and female mosquitoes. Male mosquitoes are smaller and have hairy feelers. They don’t bite and cannot give people any diseases. Female mosquitoes are the ones that bite as they need blood to make their eggs. They have a long, straw-like mouths that they use to suck blood. 

What are the signs of a mosquito infestation

Mosquitoes can be annoying and bite people, especially the females. Some people have mild reactions to mosquito bites, while others can have strong swelling and itchiness. Mosquitoes like to lay their eggs in standing water, like in pet water bowls or stagnant ponds. Mosquito babies, called nymphs, grow in this water before becoming adult mosquitoes.