The 10 Most Common Myths About Mosquitoes

common myths about mosquitoes

With summertime commencing, the warm weather brings about some of the peskiest annoyances of summer. That’s right, we’re talking about mosquitoes. In this article, we’ll be listing 10 of the most common myths about mosquitoes and debunking them. Just when we think there’s nothing interesting to learn about these pests, we find ten interesting facts … Read more

Monitoring the Pests: Where Do Mosquitoes Go in the Winter?

where do mosquitoes go in the winter

Pesky, annoying, irritating, the bane of summer…Whatever you want to say about mosquitoes, you have to admit that they’re extremely resilient. Fossil evidence shows that the mosquitoes we battle with today are practically identical to the mosquitoes that were buzzing around 46 million years ago. This means that, unlike dinosaurs, mosquitoes survived the ice age that took place 2.5 million years ago. As such, it’s not surprising that a few months … Read more

What Temperature Kills Mosquitoes: Does a Cold Winter Mean a Bug Free Summer?

What Temperature Kills Mosquitoes

Everyone loves a dead mosquito. The disease-spreading pesky insects are best after an open hand splat. We can keep them away with sprays and torches, but mother nature kills them off, too. Though they populate with ease in water, they are not always impervious to cold weather. That’s the good news. The bad news is … Read more

What Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans? (But Not Everyone?)

person being bitten by a mosquito - what attracts mosquitoes to humans

Nothing spoils a good night’s sleep or an evening of outdoor summer fun than an attack from a blood-sucking insect. There are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes found worldwide. Most of them are harmless to humans. Some of them can carry deadly diseases such as Zika Virus, West Nile Virus and Malaria. If you seem to get an … Read more

7 Warning Facts About the Zika Virus Rash

zika virus rash

Approximately 90% of individuals infected with zika report having the zika virus rash; it is the most widely-known symptom of the virus. As of June 28th, 5,359 symptomatic cases of Zika have been reported in the United States alone. In U.S. territories, an additional 36,598 symptomatic cases were reported.   How is it Contracted? The virus is … Read more

Mosquito Genus and Species In The U.S.

Mosquito genus and species in the U.S.

There are 41 genera of mosquitoes and about 3500 species, of which about 176 are found in the U.S. Mosquitoes are thought to have been on Earth for more than 100 million years. Researchers and scientists have spent many hours studying, breeding, catching and then grouping them into genera and species.   The Dangers of Mosquitoes … Read more

Why Do Mosquitoes Exist? Are They Useful?

Diseases that Mosquitoes Carry

Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes exist and if they serve any useful purpose? You might think that they are here just to annoy us or spread diseases. But they might have their place in the ecosystem, they might serve some useful purpose.

From a human point of view, they are a big nuisance. Causing us to stay indoors on lovely summer evenings, wear long sleeves and long trousers when it’s hot or make us put on some sticky unpleasant repellent.

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