Interesting Facts about Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes Facts

About 3500 species surrounded the world among some are more common to affect humans or animals. Mostly they are nocturnal but some species may bite at day time. Some of them can only bite but others may be vector of some disease germs or viruses. Few interesting facts are;

  • Only female mosquito may suck blood due to requirement in egg production
  • Adult mosquitoes may live from 2 to 4 weeks, female may live longer.
  • They require water for laying & hatching eggs, even 1st three life stages in water.
  • Male mosquito feed mostly on nectar and plant secretions.
  • They attracted towards carbon di oxide & body warmth of host for blood sucking
  • Mosquitoes may have longer distances flights from water source 20 miles away with a speed of 4 miles per hour.

Life cycle

Mosquitos have complete metamorphosis means four stages life cycle;

For egg laying and hatching require water, after hatching larva continues to feed itself on organic things like algae etc. 1st three stages completed in water & 4th adult one may be outdoor or indoor. Larva finishes 4 instars to be convert into pupa.

Mosquitos Life cycle

Impact on Human: Mosquitoes have a vast and adverse effect on humans. Its starts from itching leads to some viral disease may cause death. It may also create some physiological disturbances due to disturbing sleep. More commonly three species are involved in biting humans and transmission of disease vectors;

  1. Anopheles mosquitoes may cause of malaria. They also transmit filariasis and encephalitis.
  2. Culex mosquitoes can be cause of encephalitis, filariasis, and the West Nile virus.
  3. Aedes mosquitoes, of which the voracious Asian tiger is a member, may cause yellow fever, dengue, and encephalitis.

Types: Most commonly following three types have affect upon humans;

  1. Anopheles
    • Eggs have floats on its surface.
    • Larva lacks siphon tube & it remains horizontal with water surface.
  2. Aedes
    • Adult has black and white dots on its body.
    • Larva has siphon tube that means it is vertical in water.
  3. Culex
    • Eggs are in raft shape.
    • Larva has siphon tube that means it is vertical in water.

Control: Dusk time mostly at evening is the best time to treat them.

  1. Environmental Control
    • Remove or cover water sources to avoid laying eggs.
    • Remove substances like tires, empty boxes, garbage drums/boxes.
    • Repair any leakage of water.
    • Trim & clean surroundings hedge, plants and lawns.
  2. Physical Control:
    • Various traps can be used to kill adult mosquitoes.
  3. Biological Control:
    • Different organisms feed on their larva that may use to control on larval stage.
  4. Chemical Control:
    • Larvicides can be used to control on larval stage.
    • Fogging & spraying can be applied to control adult ones

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