Mosquito Facts

All mosquitoes need water in order to survive their early life stages. Adults flying mosquitoes frequently rest in grass, shrubbery, or other vegetation, but they never develop there. Different kinds of mosquitoes may be recognized by the type of water in which they lay their eggs. The female mosquitoes are the only ones that bite. The female mosquito needs a blood meal to help produce eggs. Male mosquitoes feed on plant juices.

Some species of mosquitoes will bite at any time of the day, while others prefer to bite after sunset. Mosquitoes are attracted to humans by the carbon dioxide we exhale and by other odors such as perfume, hair spray, deodorant, etc. The color of your clothing can also attract mosquitoes. For more facts on mosquitoes, please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).