Insects

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes
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Mosquitoes are insects in the order Diptera (flies), which have only a single pair of wings. The wings of mosquitoes are narrow and have a fringe of scales on the margins and veins. Mosquitoes have three pairs of long, slender legs and two long antennae. The mouthparts of mosquitoes form an elongate beak called a proboscis. Female mosquitoes use this proboscis to intake a blood meal.

Mosquitoes typically feed on nectar and plant juices but the females require proteins and fats found in blood meal for their reproductive cycle to lay more and healthier eggs.

Mosquitoes have been know to transmit diseases and cause skin irritations.

The best method to control Mosquitoes is proper lawn care, the removal of stagnant water and use of insecticidal when populations are abundant.