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Mosquito Facts

Why Do Mosquitoes Buzz?

Believe it or not there is another reason mosquitoes buzz besides annoying you. It’s actually important to help them find a mate. Mosquitoes can actually change their buzz to find an ideal mate. They will sing to each other and change their pitch to find a perfect match. If their buzz matches well enough they will mate.

What do Mosquitoes Eat?

Only the female mosquito bites for a blood meal however both male and females feed on a variety of plants. They feed on the nectar of plants to get sugar for nourishment.

Where do Mosquitoes live?

Mosquitoes like a place to hang out during the heat of the day and live in cool damp places. They hang out on the leafy tissue on the bottom of those plants and tree bark to protect themselves from the rain. They also like clogged gutters with leaves or gutters that don’t drain properly. Mosquitoes are not strong flyers and can be carried by wind and move in an area about an acre where they were born.

How Much Water Does a Mosquito Need?

A mosquito can lay eggs inside something as small as a bottle cap of water. Any small amounts of water that puddle or collect after rain or with the use of irrigation systems and sprinklers is considered standing water and can be a major problem.

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