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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Certain People More Than Others?

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Certain People More Than Others?

Some people are more prone to mosquito bites than others. Female mosquitoes seek out vertebrates to bite to obtain the nutrients they need to develop eggs properly. Biting mosquitoes generally opt for smaller animals because they don’t have the best vision. They also use movement and color to find their food sources and are drawn […]

Part 1: Predators That Eat Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes prefer stagnant conditions for their breeding grounds. Fresh water that moves does not tend to attract them as the place to lay their larvae. However, the following fish predators all eat mosquito larvae: goldfish, mosquito fish, minnows, koi, and guppies. It’s always helpful to know which predators are beneficial to eating the mosquitoes in […]

Take the Itch Out of Mosquito Bites

If your skin becomes inflamed and itches after a mosquito bite, it’s best not to scratch it because scratching causes the skin to become even more inflamed. There are a number of things you can do after you’ve been bitten by a mosquito. Some of the most common home remedies that lead to quick relief […]

How to Control Mosquitos Outside Your Home

Summer is the time for outdoor activities and the expectation of fun. That’s why you don’t want your barbeques and Frisbee games to be bombed by a yard full of mosquitoes. The following are some of the most effective things you can do to reduce mosquitoes in your yard while making time outdoors more enjoyable: […]

Water Is Necessary for Mosquito Eggs to Hatch

In addition to being born underwater and laying their eggs on the surface of water, mosquitos escape their predators by staying safe on our walls and ceilings. With their special foot pads, mosquitos are easily able to stick to both vertical and upside-down surfaces. The more rain in an area, the more mosquitos can be […]

Several Things to Know About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes outnumber humans on our planet. It’s said there are more than 100 trillion mosquitoes from several thousand different species living on Earth. And the blood that mosquitoes suck from us creates even more mosquitoes. The females bite and the blood they get provides the protein that mosquito eggs need to develop. Mosquitoes are attracted […]

What Is the Lifespan of a Mosquito?

Some adult mosquitoes live for just a few days while others have a lifespan that extends to several months. Depending on the species, some mosquitoes only live in the summer while their eggs survive winter and hatch in the spring. Thus far, mosquitoes have survived many threats throughout their histories, including being eaten by predators […]