MOSQUITO IDENTIFICATION

mosquito identification
  • Three thousand worldwide and 150 in the United States.
  • A common variety is the northern house mosquito, brown with white markings on its legs and proboscis.
  • Although they look fragile, they are incredibly resilient and prey on various animals.
  • Mosquitoes typically feed within 100 feet of where they breed, but they can fly as far as 1½ miles for a meal.
  • They prefer to lay their eggs in shallow, stagnant water like ponds, marshes, and swamps.
  • They also thrive in ditches, birdbaths, wading pools, low-lying sprinkler heads, gutters, old tires, and other very unnatural environs.

HERE'S AN AMAZING STATISTIC:

Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths each year than any other animal.

This is because they can pass along a host of diseases from malaria to dengue fever that claims millions of lives.

ANOTHER AMAZING STATISTIC:

Mosquitos bite hundreds of millions of people a day, including you! They disrupt more BBQs than Police, nosey neighbors, and unwanted in-laws combined!

They might be ready to bite at 70 degrees, but they are dusting off their wings at 50!

FEELING PRESSURED BY MOSQUITOES?

The Southeastern United States has high humidity and long, wet summers, a mosquito's perfect shelter.

Even during the cooler months, mosquitos can still do some damage. Once the weather hits 70 degrees, these pesky stingers are ready to bite!