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Mosquito Identification

Mosquitoes are often confused with other insects. Their distinguishing features include their small size and elongated proboscis, used for feeding.

Female mosquitoes require stagnant water sources to lay eggs and reproduce. Common breeding grounds in Michigan include birdbaths, buckets, tire stacks, and similar locations.

Mosquitoes typically live for a few months. Their life cycle spans approximately 14 days, from egg to adulthood.

Various factors influence mosquito attraction, including blood type and natural scent. Some individuals are more prone to mosquito bites than others.

Contrary to popular belief, mosquitoes don’t solely feed on blood. Only female mosquitoes necessitate blood meals, while nectar serves as their primary sustenance.

Mosquitoes are notorious for their bites, which typically heal within a few days with mild symptoms.

Fortunately, mosquitoes cannot transmit HIV. Their feeding mechanism does not involve injecting blood, thus preventing HIV transmission.

Mosquitoes are notorious vectors for various deadly diseases, including West Nile virus and Zika. Learn more about mosquito-borne illnesses here.

Mosquito Identification Serving Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids

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