Mosquitoes are small flies from the family Culcidae. There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes recognized around the world, with around 175 of them being found in the United States. Due to their wide range of species, mosquitoes also feed on a lot of various hosts, from vertebrates, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, to even some kinds of fish.
Mosquitoes, part of the family Culicidae, are small flies considered ectoparasites, as they feed on the blood of their host. Due to the fact that they move quickly from one host to another, they are considered vectors of diseases, as they are known to transmit viruses such as malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus.
Over 3,500 species of mosquitoes have already been described from various parts of the world. Some mosquitoes that bite humans routinely act as vectors for a number of infectious diseases affecting millions of people per year. To be able to reduce or prevent the risk of infestation, without a chemical treatment, their breeding source must be found and eliminated.
Mosquitoes are small insects pertaining to the family Culicidae. Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouthparts pierce the hosts’ skin to consume blood. There are thousands of species of mosquitoes, which all feed on the blood of various kinds of hosts, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even some kinds of fish. The loss of blood is not as important to the victim, as are the irritating rashes that occur and the fact that they can also carry various diseases. Passing from one host to another, some transmit infections such as malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus and other arboviruses, rendering the mosquito as the deadliest animal family in the world.