Mosquitoes have been man’s deadliest enemies. They carry numerous diseases and infections. They have a peculiar way of biting humans. They smartly insert their fangs inside and suck blood out. At the same time, they will place microorganisms and other pathogens inside our blood stream. A mosquito acts as a vector to numerous microorganisms. The pH of the mosquitoes’ blood is very compatible for pathogens. Malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis and dengue fever are a handful of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes to humans.
Mosquitoes are varied in terms of number and size. Worldwide, nearly 2,500 different mosquito species have been discovered. Nearly 150 species have been discovered in the US. Mosquitoes love water. Fresh water, seawater, stagnant water, drainage water or any type of water forms the main breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Numerous mosquito species are identified and classified depending on the type of water they use for laying eggs.
Humidity, temperature and moisture are essential for a mosquito’s survival. They breed and reproduce in summer time and remain dormant in winter time. A pond, water in bird baths, fountains, water in cans, flower pots, stagnant water, coconut water in shells, etc. are perfect places for laying eggs.
The average life span of a mosquito lasts for about two weeks but the amount of destruction, diseases and deaths it causes to humans is magnanimous. It reproduces at extremely fast rates. It can reproduce in millions, can adapt to any climatic condition and can cause numerous plagues to mankind, making a mosquito one of the most difficult yet powerful predators on earth.
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