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Mosquito Identification

1. What Do Mosquitoes Look Like? »

Mosquitoes are often misidentified as other flying insects. Learn about the unique characteristics that help to set them apart from other pests, including their proboscis and hunchback position.

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2. Where Do Mosquitoes Breed in Georgia? »

To be able to reproduce, female mosquitoes need a source of standing water to lay eggs in. Common mosquito breeding grounds include ponds, birdbaths, buckets, and anything else that harbors mosquitoes.

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3. What is the Lifespan of a Mosquito? »

Mosquitoes have a relatively short lifespan—they only live for one to two months! The mosquito life cycle takes just two weeks for an egg to reach adulthood. Learn everything you need to know about the mosquito life cycle here.

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4. What Attracts Mosquitoes? »

Ever wonder why some people are a magnet for mosquito bites? Or why your yard always has mosquitoes? Many factors play into what makes someone or some place attractive to mosquitoes. Learn more here!

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5. What Do Mosquitoes Eat? »

Believe it or not, but mosquitoes don’t only feed on blood! In fact, only female mosquitoes require blood meals for reproduction purposes. Both male and female mosquitoes rely on nectar for their main source of sustenance.

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6. Do Mosquitoes Bite? »

Yes! Mosquitoes are infamous for their habit of biting people. Almost always, mosquito bites heal in just a few days with mild symptoms. Learn how to identify mosquito bites with tips from our experts.

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7. Can Mosquitoes Transmit HIV or AIDS? »

No, mosquitoes cannot transmit HIV or AIDs, even if they feed on an infected host. This is because mosquitoes do not actually transfer or inject any blood back into the body when they bite and feed on someone. Learn more with our experts.

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8. What Diseases Do Mosquitoes Spread? »

Mosquitoes are infamous worldwide for carrying and transmitting a variety of dangerous diseases: Zika, West Nile, and more. Learn about the dangers of these diseases in Georgia and around the globe.

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