Mosquito are common insects. There are over 2500 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world, and about 150 species live in the United States.
There are four stages in Mosquitoes life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult mosquitoes.
Mosquitos usually lay their eggs in a lake, a rain puddle, a plant, or any water container. The female mosquito lay over 200 eggs at a time.
Mosquitos carry disease-causing viruses and parasites from person to person and transmit malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever in humans, and several types of encephalitis.
Mosquitos transmit dog and cat heartworm.
Only females mosquitoes suck blood.
The first 3 stages of mosquitoes, egg, larva, pupa, last 5 to 14 days. The adult female mosquito can live 3 to 100 days. the male mosquito lives 10 to 20 days.