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Mosquito Identification

Mosquitoes often get mistaken for other insects, but their defining features include their miniature size and elongated proboscis, which they utilize for feeding.

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Female mosquitoes seek out stagnant water sources to deposit their eggs. Common breeding sites in Florida are birdbaths, containers, discarded tires, and similar locations where water can collect.

Mosquitoes typically have a lifespan of just a few months. From egg to adulthood, their life cycle spans approximately 14 days. For more details on the lifespan of mosquitoes, read our comprehensive guide!

Certain individuals seem to attract mosquitoes more than others. Various factors contribute to this, such as blood type and personal scent.

Contrary to common misconceptions, mosquitoes do not exclusively feed on blood. In reality, only female mosquitoes need blood meals to nurture their eggs. Mosquitoes primarily sustain themselves on nectar.

Mosquitoes are most known for their bites. In general, mosquito bites heal in just a few days with mild symptoms. Learn how to identify mosquito bites with expert tips.

Thankfully, mosquitoes cannot transmit HIV. Even if they feed on an infected individual, they do not transmit the virus as they don’t inject blood during feeding.

Mosquitoes are notorious carriers of some of the world’s deadliest diseases, ranging from West Nile virus to Zika. Delve into our comprehensive resource on mosquito-borne illnesses to learn more.

Mosquito Identification Serving Central FL, Northern FL and the Panhandle

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