Facts About Mosquitoes

Written by Norene Anderson
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Learning the facts about mosquitoes is the best way to get on the offensive to rid your space of these biting nuisances. The word, "mosquito" is actually of Spanish or Portuguese origin and it means, "little fly". The male gender does not bite. They do not have the piercing apparatus to puncture the skin. Only the females can inflict this pain.

With over 2500 species of mosquitoes around the world, there are a lot of facts about mosquitoes that are unknown to most people. The female must have a blood feast in order to nourish and produce eggs. There are certain things that cause biting. These include a mixture of temperature, carbon dioxide, smell, moisture, and movement. Knowing these facts has been the basis of producing attractants that will hold and destroy the female mosquito as a means of mosquito control.

Learn the Facts about Mosquitoes

Some mosquitoes are active at daylight while some are active at dusk. There are those that come out on shady or cloudy days and those that prefer nighttime. There are also mosquitoes that prefer to not enter indoors while others will get you anywhere they can. That is why you need to be prepared with a good repellent as well as a method of destroying as many as you possibly can.

You also need to learn the facts about mosquitoes and their response to the various methods of pest control. There are many kinds on the market and research will guide you to the right one for your area. There are carbon dioxide devices and there are "zappers" with different methods of "zapping." Don't let the mosquitoes get the upper hand. Find a method that works for you.


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