Common across the U.S. during the summer season, mosquitoes are a tiny insect that lay their eggs on standing water, harbor in tall weeds and grasses, and bite humans to acquire a blood meal.
- Feed On: They are attracted to people because of the carbon dioxide breathed out as well as other varying factors that can cause them to be more attracted to some people than to others.
- Concerns: the bite of a mosquito not only causes an irritating itch, it can also transmit diseases, such as encephalitis and West Nile Virus. Additionally the blood the female can consume in a single bite enables her to lay a colony of eggs.
Category: Flying Insects