Facts And Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Mosquitoes

Do both male and female mosquitoes bite?

NO, only female mosquitoes bite! Both male and female mosquitoes mainly feed on plant nectar and fruit, the female mosquitoes require blood to produce eggs.

Why are mosquitoes more active some nights and not others?

Mosquito biting activity increases by 500 times when there is a full moon.

Who is most likely in my family to get a mosquito bite?

Mosquitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes. You’re more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas!

What are mosquitoes attracted to?

Mosquitoes are attracted by several things: movement, body ordor, lactic acid, and carbon dioxide. A mosquito can detect a moving target 18′ away!

How long do mosquitoes live?

The average life span of a female mosquito is 100 days. A Male mosquito lives on average 10 to 20 days.

Do mosquitoes travel?

Yes! Some mosquito species fly up to 100 miles but 2 miles is about average.

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