Mosquito Facts

What is Zika Virus?

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:10, on Mosquito Facts

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Zika is the name of a forest in Uganda where the virus was discovered in 1947(1) (2). This virus is from the same family as dengue and yellow fever.

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Mosquitoes Can Detect Carbon Dioxide From 75 Feet Away

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:55, on Mosquito Facts

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Carbon dioxide, which humans and other animals produce, is the key signal to mosquitoes that a potential blood meal is near.

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Only Female Mosquitoes Bite

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:52, on Mosquito Facts

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Mosquitoes mean nothing personal when they take your blood.

Female mosquitoes need protein for their eggs, and must take a blood meal in order to reproduce.

Since males don't bear the burden of producing young, they'll avoid you completely and head for the flowers instead.

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What Is The Deadliest Insect On Earth?

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:49, on Mosquito Facts

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Though the vast majority of insects do us no harm, and, in fact, make our lives better, a few insects exist that can kill us. Which is the deadliest insect on Earth? Killer bees? African ants? Japanese hornets?

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How To Say Mosquito In 36 Languages

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:43, on Mosquito Facts

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Find out how to say Mosquito in at least 36 languages

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