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Although these insects typically only live for one to two weeks, their impact can be deadly. The female mosquito feeds on human blood and carries deadly diseases such as the West Nile virus.
Asked in Alaska, Insects, Mosquitoes
When is mosquito season in Alaska?
It can run from about a month or two up north, to as much as nine or ten months down south. Depends on climate and temp. Usually spring to fall. In the spring Alaska has what we call break up. This is where the ice starts melting and the rivers and creeks start flowing again. Mosquitos are usually out right after that. ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Mosquitoes
How do mosquitoes spread diseases?
Mosquitos feed on blood. When they bite they inject some fluids into the site to keep the blood from clotting (and which later cause the itchy hive). Some infections, such as malaria, can get into the mosquito when it drinks the blood of an infected person; the germ migrates to the glands that produce the anticoagulant, and then is injected into the blood of the next person bitten. The mosquito is a vector for many diseases. Malaria, dengue and yellow fever are...
Asked in Infectious Diseases, Mosquitoes, Malaria
How do mosquitoes give you malaria?
Mosquitoes bite you to suck the blood. The female require the same for ovulation. In the process, the insect at times bite the patient of malaria. The malaria parasite enters the stomach of the insect. Growth of the parasite takes place there. The parasite travels to the salivary gland of the insect. When the mosquito bites the next victim, the parasites enters the body of the victim. They go to liver. They multiply there. Then the parasites enter the blood stream. They...
Asked in Infectious Diseases, Mosquitoes
What diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes?
Some diseases transmitted by mosquitoes are: * Dengue fever * malaria * yellow fever * West Nile virus * Eastern Equine Encephalitis In fact, that makes mosquitoes the deadliest living thing on this earth, totaling the most deaths a year. you can get: dengue fever from the aedes mosquito Yellow fever from the culex mosquito malaria from the anopheles West Nile Virus and malaria are diseases spread by mosquitoes. And you can also get Yellow Fever!! Malaria,Dengue Fever,Yellow Fever,Rift Valley Fever,Encephalitis (West Nile Virus,etc.) Malaria and West Nile virus Malaria malaria There...
Asked in Hawks, Mosquitoes, Dragonflies
Is the mosquito hawk the same as a dragonfly?
According to my grandma Sadie (born & raised in Florida) they are the same thing. Well, they can be. "Mosquito hawk" is what we call a "common name", or an "informal name"; it is what people call any particular animal or plant in a particular place or time. It need not be correct, for example a mosquito is not a hawk and not a mosquito and it means different things in different places, and in a lot of places it means nothing at...
Asked in Mosquitoes
Are there mosquitoes in kauai?
yes!!! we were in Kauai on Poipu Beach area and i was bitten several times even with repellant! My husband was bit dozens of times on his feet and ankles while dining at the Tidepools Restaurant at the Hyatt!! So do go prepared with repellant when visiting this very moist and humid island. It did not however prevent us from enjoying this gorgeous island! ...
Asked in Insects, Mosquitoes
Why are mosquitoes a menace?
They just are. Period. End of story. :) Mosquitoes are a menace due to the fact that they spread diseases such as malaria, dengue facer and Japanese encephalitis. Mosquito borne diseases are responsible for more human deaths than all the world wars. ...
Asked in Mosquitoes
Can Pomelo be a mosquito repellant?
Yes. My mother has been practicing this for many, many years now. Indigenous knowledge? Probably. According to her, this practice is common in their barangay since she was young. She is now 67 years old and she came from a rice farming community in Cagayan Valley. She puts few fresh leaves of pomelo depending on the amount of rice to be poured in our rice dispenser and it works! No bugs in our rice. You just have to change the pomelo...
Asked in Mosquitoes
How many times does a mosquito bite?
A mosqutio can only bite once. In a few minutes or so the mosquito will have died. Only some species of mosquitos can bite more than once. The species of mosquito which affect us most by spreading mosquito borne diseases can bite repeatedly until it has satisfied it's blood thirst. A single aedes aegypti may bite several times if disturbed while feeding. ...
Asked in Mosquitoes
What is the sound made by mosquitoes called?
Your ears are sensitive, when they pass close to your ear, they do not make a noise, your ear simply picks up the sound of their vibrating wings and it is very high pitched because of the speed at which they move to stay airborne. ...
How do you treat mosquito bites on a puppy?
I have no idea how to treat mosquito bites, and I wonder if After-Bite, an ammonia solution, isn't harmful to puppies. There are so many contradictory "mosquito remedies" online that I don't know what to believe. Baking soda, vinegar (?), and/or some ice might be a natural remedy? Some sources say tea tree or lavender oil. Supposedly, if the puppy is carrying heart worm larvae, the mosquito might incubate the larvae and later transmit infectious parasites into the puppy. It sounds like HIV activating...
Asked in Mosquitoes, Population
What can you do if you want to reduce the mosquito population?
the dragonfly nymph eats mosquitos in all life stages, so you could always overpopulate your front yard with them. In terms of keeping the mosquitos away from you, Walgreenz and other drug stores sell a wide selection of repellents. ...
Asked in Mosquitoes, Drinking Water
How do you kill mosquito larvae in drinking water?
you cant Actually you can. If you put 16 drops of bleach per 1 gallon of water, wait about 30-40 minutes, I am not sure on the time, it will kill anything and the water is now safe to drink. It is a very simple water purifier so to speak also iodine is great for purifying water, it tastes worse than the bleach method. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Mosquitoes, Dengue Fever
How long does a mosquito live?
"Mosquito" is a name for over 3 species of the family Culicidae. The average life span for these insects varies greatly between exact species and weather, but typically the females live for 3 to 100 days and the males live for 10 to 20 days. ...
Asked in Frogs, Mosquitoes
Why do some insects lay their eggs in water?
Because the larva stage of some insects have gills instead of lungs. For example the mosquito. It's larva has simple gills to absorb oxygen through the water, when it moults into an adult, its body tissues are re-arranged, and it develops lungs to breathe air. ...
Asked in Swimming Pools, Mosquitoes
Do above ground pools with filters running attract mosquitoes even when covered when not in use?
NO but if water is standing on the cover that will allow mosquitoes to breed. Mosquitoes need still unchlorined water for the eggs to hatch ...