September 06, 2016
Mosquitos are the #1 carrier of infectious disease!
- 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
- West Nile Virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- Dengue Fever
- Heart Worms
- 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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