What do you know about mosquitoes?

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Mosquito biology information

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Mosquitoes belong to the same groups as the flies. They even look like flies, with a single pair of wings and long, thin legs. Mosquito body and wings are covered with little scales. Mosquitoes feed on the blood of various kinds of hosts, specially mammals, birds and amphibians. Loss of blood rarely causes some bigger problems to their victims but the saliva of the mosquitoes often irritates the skin and results in an unpleasant feeling. They also spread various diseases which is much bigger problem than some scratched skin.

Mosquitoes are able to carry disease from host to host by taking out their blood and that makes them one of the deadliest animals in the world. They can transmit serious diseases such as malaria, west Nile virus, dengue fever, yellow fever, and other arboviruses.

Distinguish between male and female mosquitoes

Male mosquitoes have feathery antennae on top of their head which they use to locate females. After mating, females usually search for a blood meal to help them in egg production. Eggs are laid in standing pools of water. Some species can produce over 100 eggs at a time. Larvae feed until they are ready to advance into pupae stage.

Male and female differences include:

  • Males feed off plant nectar and other sugars but females use blood.

  • Females have proboscis that extend out from the mouth area and males have bushy ones

  • Males antennas are very feathery and large but female’s antennas are smoother and less feathery

  • Male mosquitoes are much smaller and live shorter than females.

Call our friendly pest controllers

Mosquitoes can be prevented by using several ways such as bed net or mosquitoes repellents to protect yourselves away from them. However, if you want to completely get rid of mosquitoes around your home, the best way is to get helps from a professional pest controller. The pest controllers will do an inspection and create a proper treatment plan for your home. Call our pest control services at Masters Pest Control Sydney on (02) 8007 4666 to schedule an appointment. We open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. Also check out our other services below:

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