Mosquitoes are those pesky insects that give you red, itchy bites and they can also spread many Diseases. Here you will find some basic information on mosquitoes, some of the diseases that they spread, the different species of mosquitoes, and what you can do to prevent them from coming after you.
A mosquito goes through four stages of development, they are Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult. The eggs are usually laid individually in clusters on the surfaces of water. A mosquito spends its larva and pupa stages in water, Unlike the other stages. the adult mosquito spends its time on land. Only female mosquitoes bite, male mosquitoes feed plant nectar. A female mosquito can lay up to 250 eggs at one time, It usually takes 7 -10 days for the whole cycle to start and end.
A mosquito weighs about 2-2.5 milligrams. It can drink about 5 millionths of a liter of blood. And it can fly about 1-1.5 miles per hour. There are about 2,500 diferent species of mosquitoes in the world.
There are many diseases that mosquitoes spread throughout the world. They spread West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, Malaria, Dog heartworm, Yellow Fever, Viral Encephalitis and etc. One disease that mosquites cannot transmit though is AIDS.
A mosquito can smell you 20-30 meters away. Good thing are many ways to prevent mosquitoes from biting you. There are repellants such as 'Off, bug zappers and etc. Unfortunately, there about 50 species of mosquito that are resistant to mosquito repellants.
So now you know about many diseases, species, repellents and basic information on mosquitoes. I hope you use this information to keep you safe from those pesky things.