Mosquito Facts & Tips

  • The most common mosquito in the U.S ┬áis the Southern house mosquito
  • Any species can carry West Nile Virus, yellow fever and malaria
  • Disease is spread when the mosquitoes feed on blood
  • Usually females feed on blood and males feed on plant nectar
  • The female needs blood to lay eggs
  • The typical female lives 2-4 weeks as an adult
  • The female can lay as many as 300 eggs at a time
  • From one female, in one season, more than 4 million will descend