Facts About Mosquitoes

Facts About Mosquitoes

September 06, 2016

Breed Facts 

Mosquitos are the #1 carrier of infectious disease! 

Culux Mosquito

  • Also Known as the “House Mosquito”
  • Most Common Mosquito in Texas
  • Primary Carrier of the West Nile Virus
  • Major Transporter of Encephalitis
  • Single Female Can Lay 200 Eggs at A Time
  • Most Active at Dusk & Dawn

Asian Tiger Mosquito

  • Black With White Stripes
  • Prolific Breeder and Aggressive Biter
  • Common Vector of Heartworms to Animals
  • Arrived From Asia In 1985 (Via Houston, Texas)
  • 5-Times Harder to Kill Than Other Mosquitos
  • Carrier of Yellow Fever, Encephalitis and Dengue Fever

Additional Information & Facts

Although the Center for Disease Control states mosquitos are responsible for more human deaths than any other living creatures due the vector-borne diseases they carry, they are typically viewed by the average person as simply a bad nuisance.

  • More than 2,700 Species Worldwide
  • 200 Species in the U.S.
  • 55 Species in Texas

Mosquitos infect more than 500 million people each year with Malaria.

Illnesses & Threats

  • Zika Virus
  • West Nile Virus
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  • Chikungunya
  • Dengue Fever
  • Heart Worms
  • Malaria
  • Yellow Fever

More Interesting Facts

  • Only Female Mosquitos Bite
  • Prefer Children Over Adults
  • Prefer Blondes Over Brunettes
  • 500 Times More Likely to Bite During Full Moon
  • Prefer People Who Consume Bananas
  • Attracted to Contrasting Colors

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