Most mosquito types are readily identified in specific
areas. The majority of mosquitoed aren’t anything but
annoying but there are about 40 species that are known to be
linked to Malaria. There are hundreds of types of mosquitoes
that can carry the West Nile virus with them.
There are three main types of mosquitoes that seem to be very
dominate in areas around the world. They are the Aedes
Albopictus, the Culex Pipiens, and the Anopheles
Quadrimaculatus. The Adedes Albopicutus mosquito is more
commonly known by the name of Tiger Mosquito. It is commonly
found in various parts of Asia and carries some very dangerous
diseases with it. There are many Tiger Mosquito located in
the United States due to the various imports from Asia. This
type of mosquito is very large and even comes out to feed on
people during the daytime.
The Culex Pipiens is the very small and common mosquito that
most of us see in our homes and outdoors. They used to be
considered quite harmless but in recent years there has been an
outbreak of West Nile virus that is linked to them. These types
of mosquitoes often are found in small groups and they come out
after the sun goes down to feed.
The most dangerous type of mosquito is the Anopheles
Quadrimaculatus. It is known to spread the very deadly disease
Malaria. These are large sized mosquitoes and they tend to be
out both early in the morning and after the sun goes down in
order to feed. Only the females of this type of mosquitoes are
known to carry the parasites within them that cause
Researchers continue to monitor various types of mosquitoes.
They want to know their life cycle and their feeding habits.
They also want to find out what types of diseases they are
linked to. They also continue to come up with effective ways to
control the number or mosquitoes out there. You will find a
general insecticide won’t work well on all types of mosquitoes.
Many types are simply immune to some of the chemicals that do
work well on other types.
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