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Mosquito Identification

Learn how to tell mosquitos apart from other buzzing winged insects. In this section, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about what mosquitoes look like, from their narrow bodies to their long proboscis.

Mosquitoes require standing water to breed. If you eliminate standing water on your property, you’ve gone a long way toward eliminating mosquitos. Learn more about where to look.

The life cycle of a mosquito is quick. It takes about 14 days for eggs to reach adulthood. Mature mosquitoes can live for as long as two months.

The idea that mosquitoes bite some people more than others is no myth. There’s scientific truth to it. Find out who might be more attractive to mosquitos based on blood type and scent, and why that is.

Contrary to popular belief, mosquitoes do not feed solely on blood. In fact, only female mosquitoes require blood meals. Nectar is a mosquito’s source of sustenance.
Mosquitoes are most known for their bites. In general, mosquito bites heal in just a few days with mild symptoms. Learn how to identify mosquito bites with expert tips.
Fortunately, mosquitoes are unable to transmit HIV. Even if they feed on an infected host, they do not inject blood when feeding and thus do not transmit HIV.
Mosquitoes are infamous for carrying and transmitting some of the world’s most dangerous diseases, from West Nile virus to Zika. Learn all about mosquito-borne diseases here.

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