Mosquitoes


Mosquitos, the one pictured here is the Culex, one of the main vectors of the West Nile Virus, breed in stagnant water. This can be as small as a discarded tuna fish can or as large as a lake. Their natural predators (in the larval stage) are fish and other aquatic insects. Some species of mosquito larva actually prey on other mosquito larva. Mosquitos are attracted to animals by the carbon dioxide they exhale and the heat from their bodies. Mosquitos, and the diseases they carry, kill more people than any other animal.

Stinging/Biting Pest


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