True Facts about Mosquitoes, They don’t transmit AIDS

Mosquitoes true factsThe list given below may surprise many, but all these facts are true, and it will probably help you better know your enemy.

- One mosquito female can lay more than 200 eggs at a time, able to survive for over 5 years.

- The only thing mosquitoes need to complete life cycle is water.

- Different species of mosquitoes bite different creatures: while some prefer humans, others bite birds, horses, and even frogs and turtles.

- Their flying speed is 1.5 mph, with wing beats ranging from 300 to 600 times a second.

- Male mosquitoes only feed on nectar. Those who take blood are females.

- These insects don’t live in grass, although adult insects often rest there by day.

- Mosquitoes bear the biggest responsibility for human death than any other creatures.

- They don’t transmit AIDS. – One mosquito takes around 5-millionths of a liter at a time.

- Mosquitoes can carry over pets’ heartworm, a parasite attacking their major arteries and heart.

- So far there’re over 2500 species known all over the globe, 150 of which occur in the US.

- Mosquitoes are able to fly long distances, with some species’ record being 20 miles.

- Although mosquitoes can’t see well, they can zoom in. Still, they won’t see you if you’re farther than 30 feet away.

- However, mosquito can smell well, feeling you exhaling carbon dioxide from 70 feet away.

- Mosquitoes have quite a long life – females live 3 to 100 days, while males only 10 to 20 days.

- Some individuals are more attractive to these insects than others. Although it’s unclear why, the theory is that it depends on the 300-odd chemicals produced by our skin.

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