More deaths are attributed to mosquitoes than most other animal in the world! Being carriers and transmitters of diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile Virus, chikungunya, Zika virus and many others. Mosquitoes infect unsuspecting humans and animals while they dine on their blood. However, only females feed on blood for the needed protein they crave for laying eggs. Males prefer to dine on nectar from plants. When females feed on blood, they can consume up to three times their body weight making their abdomen swell and expand to hold the blood..
Mosquitoes prefer stagnant, standing water. Simple puddles can be sufficient. Females lay their eggs on the surface of the water. Like many flying insects, mosquitoes have four life cycles; egg matures to larva, then grows to pupa and ends as adults. When they are on the hunt for a host, they detect carbon dioxide; the gas that expels when we exhale. Folks that breathe heavy as well as pregnant ladies get more attention from the little blood suckers. Since mosquitoes spend most of their life near or on the water, their predators include dragonflies, frogs, toads, fish, spiders, and birds among others.
Mosquito Control Sanpada - Mosquitoes is a major cause of Malaria. Malaria is spread by the saliva of Anopheles mosquitoes. While there are more than 500 different species of this particular mosquito, only 16 carry the Malaria parasite. More than 3 billion people are at risk of contracting Malaria each year.