Mosquitoes

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?

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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?

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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 spread like this by mosquitoes.
Asked in Infectious Diseases, Mosquitoes, Malaria

How do mosquitoes give you malaria?

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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 enter the red blood cells. Again they multiply there. When the red cells burst to liberate the parasite, you get the fever with chills. The parasites invade the fresh red blood cells. And the cycle is repeated again and again. Some of the parasite undergo modification to become male and female gametes. When the mosquito sucks the blood of the patient, these gametes enter the body of the insect. They unite there and travel to salivary gland. The cycle continues.The parasite remains infective for life time and infect many victims.
Asked in Infectious Diseases, Mosquitoes

What diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes?

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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 are a number of diseases that can be transmitted by mosquito. The big ones in history have been malaria, but in the United States these days the high-profile disease is West Nile Virus. Since the mosquito is a blood-sucker, the mosquito can pick up almost any kind of blood-borne disease and transmit it to another person. Some mosquito borne diseases include Malaria, Ross River virus and Dengue fever. Dengue fever west-nile virus malaria West Nile Virus. It depends on the location, and breed of mosquito. Despite common beliefs, mosquitos do not transmit diseases like HIV or other STDs from person to person. In Africa, Malaria is commonly transmited by mosquitos, but in the United States, West Nile is common. Mosquitoes are a blood-sucking insect, they can become infected when biting an infected animal, bird, or human; they then spread parasites or virus on when they bite another animal (dogs, cats, cows, horses, pigs…), wild and captive birds/fowl (crows, pigeons, ducks, chickens…), or humans. The simple mosquito is one of this worlds most dangerous living creature; they can live and travel about anywhere (especially warmer climates), and they are can spread disease from species to species. Not all mosquitoes bite humans, there are those that are drawn to other species. Mosquitoes can carry and transfer a number of viral and parasitic diseases to Dengue Fever, Malaria, St. Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus/Encephalitis, and Yellow Fever). Mosquitoes are notorious for spreading heartworm to dogs. The symptoms caused by a viral or parasitic infection that is spread by mosquitoes, depends on the type of infection. For example: A potentially fatal disease 'dengue' (only carried by female mosquitoes).These type of disease carrying mosquitoes can be identified by the black and white zebra-like stripes on their body.Symptoms of this disease are severe headache behind the eyes vomiting , diarrhea, red-spots on the skin and a high fever. These symptoms are noticeable after five to six days after a bite. A mosquito can give you a disease called "malaria". Humans can get Malaria, Ross river Virus, or Dengue fever Malaria. malaria pneumonia Meningitis or brain damage Mosquitoes spread malaria, and a virus known as the triple E virus (EEEV). mad cow ENCEPHALITIS WEST NILE FEVER DENGUE FEVER MALARIA YELLOW FEVER I don't know all of them but Encephalitis, West Nile Fever, Dengue Fever, Malaria, and Yellow fever are carried by mosquitoes. West Nile Virus Mosquitos spread the disease like malaria, filaria and dengue fever. dengue Anopheles albimanus mosquito feeding on a human arm. This mosquito is a vector of malaria and mosquito control is a very effective way of reducing the incidence of malaria. The principal mosquito borne diseases are the viral diseases yellow fever and dengue fever, transmitted mostly by the Aedes aegypti, and malaria carried by the genus Anopheles. Though originally a public health concern, HIV is now thought to be almost impossible for mosquitoes to transmit[citation needed]. Mosquitoes are estimated to transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and much of Asia with millions of resulting deaths. Methods used to prevent the spread of disease, or to protect individuals in areas where disease is endemic include Vector control aimed at mosquito eradication, disease prevention, using prophylactic drugs and developing vaccines and prevention of mosquito bites, with insecticides, nets and repellents. Since most such diseases are carried by "elderly" females, scientists have suggested focusing on these to avoid the evolution of resistance - Cj adapted from wikipedia Dengue,Malaria,Elephanthasis etc The most common disease that mosquitoes spread is malaria. Although mosquitoes also spread other diseases like fliaria, dengue, brain fever and yellow fever. # five different kinds of Malaria # Yellow Fevour # West Nile Virus I believe it is called west nile malaria Malaria and West Nile virus. malaria
Asked in Hawks, Mosquitoes, Dragonflies

Is the mosquito hawk the same as a dragonfly?

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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 all because lots of people don't use the name. Common names are useful because they enable people in a particular place to talk about animals and plants and more or less understand each other most of the time, but they also are confusing because most animals and plants have no common names at all, most those that do have common names have more than one even in the same language, some in different places. Most common names also apply to more than one animal or plant. And a lot of common names have wrong meanings. "Formal" or "scientific" names may be a bit harder to use in many ways, but they do better than common names in some of those ways. For example, in some places a mosquito hawk is a Crane fly (also called a "daddy long legs". See what I mean about common names?). A crane fly is not a mosquito (though it , not a hawk, and doesn't hawk mosquitoes. It is a member of the fly Family Tipulidae, and that is a name that an insect scientist (entomologist) will recognise in any language in any place in the world. In some places a mosquito hawk is indeed a dragonfly as grandma Sadie rightly said. It also is neither a mosquito nor a hawk, but it does catch mosquitoes in the air; it "hawks" them all right. In some places a mosquito hawk is a damselfly. Damselflies are very closely related to dragonflies, and like dragonflies, damselflies are neither hawks nor mosquitoes, but do hawk mosquitoes. Most people who call dragonflies mosquito hawks also call damselflies mosquito hawks. Both are in the order Odonata, and again, an entomologist in any country should know the name Odonata, and what it means. Crane flies are in the order Diptera and therefore are practically unrelated to dragonflies and damselflies.
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Are there mosquitoes in kauai?

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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!
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Why are mosquitoes a menace?

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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.
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Can Pomelo be a mosquito repellant?

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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 leaves every time you put another sack of rice in your dispenser.
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How many times does a mosquito bite?

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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.
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What is the sound made by mosquitoes called?

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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.
Asked in Dog Health, Mosquitoes, Dog Breeding and Mating

How do you treat mosquito bites on a puppy?

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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 into the AIDS virus, but what makes the larvae mature in the mosquito carrying blood?
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Do female mosquito's lay eggs below the surface?

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No female mosquitoes lay there eggs on the surface of the water.
Asked in Mosquitoes, Population

What can you do if you want to reduce the mosquito population?

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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.
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Do male of female mosquitoes bite people?

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only female mosquitoes bite cause they need the blood as nutrients for the eggs
Asked in Mosquitoes, Drinking Water

How do you kill mosquito larvae in drinking water?

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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.
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What is the food source of mosquito?

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Based on personal experience, blood.
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Why mosquitoes are more attracted to the colour blue?

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they can detect heat, blue which is generally a dark color holds heat, making you warmer and easier to detect
Asked in Cold and Flu, Mosquitoes, Dengue Fever

How long does a mosquito live?

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"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.
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How is the life cycle of mosquito form?

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First they are born in the water and eat bugs as they grow they begin to fly and drank any blood they can find like little VAMPIRES
Asked in Frogs, Mosquitoes

Why do some insects lay their eggs in water?

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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.
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Does mosquito produce eggs or baby?

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eggs they are called larvae
Asked in Swimming Pools, Mosquitoes

Do above ground pools with filters running attract mosquitoes even when covered when not in use?

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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