Mosquitoes fly at speeds between
1 and 1.5 miles per hour.

A mosquito’s wings beat
300-600 times per second.

Mosquitoes are known from as
far back as 400 million years ago

There are about 2,700 species
of mosquitoes.

The average mosquito weighs
about 2.5 milligrams.

Most male mosquitoes only live
for 2 weeks.

Female mosquitoes often live up
to 1 month or more.

Female mosquitoes can lay up to
300 eggs at one time

Mosquitoes usually do not bite
when the temperature is less than 50°F

A vector is an organism, typically a biting
insect or tick, that transmits a disease or
parasite from one animal or plant to another

Mosquitoes may carry any number of deadly
diseases, including West Nile virus.

Mosquitoes also carry heartworm disease,
which can be dangerous to your dog.

Only female mosquitoes bite
humans and animals

Male mosquitoes feed on flower nectar.

Female mosquitoes need protein for their
eggs, and must take a blood meal
in order to reproduce.

After only two days as an adult, a female
mosquito is able to bite its first victim.

Just a few inches of water is all it takes for a female to deposit her eggs.

Tiny mosquito larva develops quickly in birdbaths, roof gutters, and old tires with standing water.

If you want to keep mosquitoes under control around your home, drain standing water every few days.

Mosquitoes can detect carbon dioxide from 75 feet away.

Mosquitoes do not have very good vision.

Smelly feet are
attractive
to certain
species of
mosquitoes