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Mosquitoes

 There are over 3,500 mosquito species worldwide and 176 in the U.S. Just as different mosquito species carry different diseases, different species are active at different times as well. While most mosquito species are active from just before dusk until dawn - you can be bitten at any time. Mosquitoes spread some of the world's most deadly diseases, from Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, Chikmgunya,
West Nile, Zika, Malaria, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Tularemin. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Malaria alone kills over a million people each year. With no vaccines or cures for the majority of mosquito-borne diseases, avoidance is the best protection. While we probably never will be able to be kill every
mosquito, we can learn how to deal with them and reduce their impact on our lives. At Integrated Pest Services LLC, we offer the lastest and most effective Mosquito services available. Call Today for a FREE Quote!!!
 
 
 

     Mosquitoes Indentification & behavior

 

  • Mosquitoes have six legs. They also have a head, thorax and abdomen. On the head are two large compound eyes, two ocelli (simple eyes), two antennae and a proboscis. Two large, scaled wings sprout from the thorax.
  • Midges and crane flies are often mistaken for mosquitoes. Biting midges are smaller, have shorter wings and tend to feed in swarms. Mosquito traps often attract and kill biting midges. Meanwhile, crane flies are much larger than mosquitoes – up to 1 ½ inches long in some cases – and do not bite.
  • Male mosquitoes locate females by the sound of their wings. Females can beat their wings up to 500 times per second, and the males pick out the higher frequency of those beats when seeking a mate.
  • Mosquitoes can't fly very far or very fast. Most mosquitoes can fly no more than about one to three miles, and often stay within several hundred feet of where they were hatched. However, a few salt marsh species can travel up to 40 miles. The top speed for a mosquito is about 1.5 miles per hour.
  • Mosquitoes generally fly below 25 feet. However, some species have also been found at extraordinary heights, including 8,000 feet up in the Himalayas.
  • Mosquitoes can smell human breath. They have receptors on their antennae that detect the carbon dioxide released when we exhale. Those plumes of CO2 rise into the air, acting as trails that the mosquitoes follow to find the source.
  • Sweat helps mosquitoes choose their victims. Our skin produces more than 340 chemical odors, and some of them smell like dinner to mosquitoes. They are fond of octenol, a chemical released in sweat, as well as cholesterol, folic acid, certain bacteria, skin lotions, and perfume.
  • Body heat marks the target. Mosquitoes use heat sensors around their mouthparts to detect the warmth of your body – actually, the blood inside it – then land on you and locate the best capillaries for tapping.
  • Mosquitoes feed day and night. Some species, like the Aedes are daytime biters, while others, like Culex, start biting at dusk and continue a few hours into dark.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Content source: http://www.cdc.gov/malaria