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Mosquito Facts

  • If you eat bananas, you are more likely to be bitten!

  • A mosquito can detect movement from 18 feet away.

  • They don't like citronella as it irritates their feet.
  • There are over 3500 species of mosquito.

  • Females lay up to 300 eggs at any one time.

  • Mosquitoes are responsible for the most human deaths in the world.

  • They prefer children to adults.
  • They are about 16 millimetres long They have six legs.

  • Male and female mosquitoes drink flower nectar for nourishment.

  • Male mosquitoes are smaller than females.

  • They can live between 2 weeks to 6 months.

  • Most mosquitoes will stay within 1 mile of there breeding ground with very few travelling as far as 20 miles away.

  • Depending on conditions, an egg can reach an adult mosquito in as little as 4 days.

  • Only Females drink blood.

  • Mosquitoes are cold blooded.

  • They weight about 2.5 mg.

  • Gestation period is 4 to 7 days.

  • Mosquitoes wings beat 500 times a second.

  • A mosquito uses standing water to lay eggs in.

  • A female mosquito finds you by sight and smell.

  • Mosquitoes prefer dark colours so prefer dark clothes.

  • A female mosquito will drink around 5 millionths of blood per attack.

  • Females can lay between 1000 and 3000 eggs during its life.

  • Eggs can survive for more than 5 years before hatching.

Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about mosquitoes?

  • Fact One - There are about 2700 species of mosquito
  • Fact Two - A mosquito can weigh between 2 and 2.5 milligrams
  • Fact Three - A female mosquito can drink around 5-millionths of a litter of blood (Aedes aegypti)
  • Fact Four - If you eat bananas, you are more likely to be bitten
  • Fact Five - When there is a full moon, mosquito bites increase by 500 times
  • Fact Six - Mosquito wings beat 500 times a second
  • Fact Seven - The animal that is responsible for the most human deaths world wide is.......... the mosquito
  • Fact Eight - Mosquitoes prefer children to adults
  • Fact Nine - They dislike citronella as it irritates their feet
  • Fact Ten - A mosquito can detect a moving target from 18 ft away
  • Fact Eleven - A male mosquito lives between 10 and 20 days
  • Fact Twelve - A female mosquito lives between 3 and 100 days

Facts and Info about Mosquitoes
We have provided many different articles containing facts and info about mosquitoes. Definitions and Descriptions with key features of what they look like including patterns and colors, what they eat, whether they are poisonous and dangerous, what regions they live in and their natural habitat. We have also provided the answers to the most common questions that people ask about mosquitoes such as:

  • How many teeth does a mosquito have?
  • What is the life expectancy of a mosquito?
  • How do you get rid of a mosquito bite?
  • Does global warming lead to longer mosquito seasons?
  • Why do mosquito bites itch?
  • What attracts mosquitoes?
  • How long does a mosquito live?
  • How long does it take a mosquito bite to heal?
  • How to stop mosquito bites itching?
  • How to treat mosquito bites?
  • Do mosquito foggers work?
  • How to prevent mosquito bites
  • Can mosquitoes leave faeces on the skin?
  • Scientific name for a mosquito?
  • What do mosquito larvae eat?
  • Can mosquito bites cause allergic reactions?
  • Do mosquito traps work?

Different Types of Mosquitoes
There are many different types of mosquitoes which can be found in every region of the world. The following articles details facts and information about many different types of mosquitoes. There re also facts and information about the size of the different types of mosquitoes, the habitat in which they live and an indication of how long they live. Everything you wanted to know about the mosquito - facts and info for kids, children and their teachers and for everyone interested in the facts about mosquitoes. Click one of the following links for facts and info about the many different mosquitoes:

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  • Extermination, pest control and deterrents
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