4 Interesting Facts about Mosquitoes

4 Interesting Facts about Mosquitoes

4 Interesting Facts about MosquitoesMosquitoes are notoriously obnoxious and in some parts of the world are downright dangerous due to the diseases they spread. With summer's arrival, mosquitoes are increasingly active and ready to spoil your evening barbecue. But by taking some simple precautions, you can help to keep mosquitoes away. At Eco-Logic Management, our local pest control company provides mosquito control in the greater Phoenix area. While mosquitoes are horrible nuisances, there are still some interesting things to know about them. Here are four fascinating facts about mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes Are the Deadliest Animals in the World

Sharks may have bigger teeth and snakes may be more venomous, but mosquitoes cause the most human deaths of any animal. This is due to the fact they spread diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, and zika. Each year, mosquitoes cause around one million deaths.

Mosquitoes Are Attracted to Carbon Dioxide

Using an organ called a maxillary palp, mosquitoes are keen to the smell of carbon dioxide, which draws them toward their next meal. As you breathe out, the carbon dioxide you exhale helps mosquitoes locate you. This is why people sometimes try to deter mosquitoes by setting up fans, which helps to diffuse carbon dioxide as it's breathed out.

Only Female Mosquitoes Bite

Female mosquitoes feed on blood to get the protein needed to develop their eggs. On the other hand, male mosquitoes feed only on nectar and other plant juices, which provide them the sugar they need for energy.

Long-Lived Species, Short-Lived Individuals

Mosquitoes have been around for more than 200 million years, meaning they shared the earth with the dinosaurs. But adult mosquitoes only live for about two to three weeks.

Mosquito Control in Scottsdale, AZ

When you need pest control in Scottsdale and the surrounding area, contact Eco-Logic Management at (480) 470-9005. Our local pest control company will arrive promptly to thoroughly address your pest problem. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment! Or you can use our easy online tool to make a service request!

Eco-Logic Management, Inc Blog
Posted: May 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ