8 Interesting Facts About Mosquitoes - HiCare
There is this one insect that just loves to ruin the days spent enjoying almost everything and every season- mosquitoes! Their biting has become a major issue not only in India but across the globe and due to this, mosquito pest control services and professional mosquito control treatment numbers have been on a rise.
Here are some interesting facts that you might want to know about mosquitoes.
- Only female mosquitoes bite
Yep, you heard it right. This may surprise you and most people probably assume that all mosquitoes bite, but it is only the females that like to use you as a snack. So, next time you spot a male mosquito, give a shoutout to him by saying “You don’t suck brother, keep going.” The female mosquitoes bite to feed on your blood. It is also interesting to know that a female mosquito can lay nearly 100 eggs at a time, so the population isn't decreasing anytime soon.
- World’s deadliest animals
When someone asks you ‘which is the world’s deadliest animal?’ you probably start thinking about snakes, cheetahs, sharks, crocodiles etc. Well, mosquitoes are leading in this race too. Mosquitoes are known as ‘vectors’ for the diseases that they spread.
- - Malaria
- - Dengue
- - Zika virus
- - West Nile
- - Chikungunya etc.
- They are slow
Yes, they aren't the strongest of fliers and are quite slow. It is estimated that the mosquitoes which bite, which are female, fly at speeds between 1 and 1.5 mph so you can’t expect them to break the Usain Bolt record anytime soon.
- They love Carbon Dioxide
You can call them an addict. Carbon Dioxide is one of the main ways in which the mosquitoes locate their next and upcoming feast. They use a special organ called a maxillary palp. They follow the smell of the carbon dioxide released from our breath. A harmful stalker we'll call it.
- A Lot of Mosquitoes
There are a lot of mosquitoes. When we say a lot, we mean a lot! There are nearly 3000 different species of mosquitoes throughout the globe. By the time you read their names, they will multiply in millions and bam, you are in even more danger.
- They drink a lot
We all know that mosquitoes like to enjoy themselves with a few bloody cocktails but did you know that they can drink more blood than a student can drink in their freshman week? Mosquitoes are able to drink 3 times of their own body weight in blood. Talk about a lot!
- They don't live long
Fortunately, these pesky pests don't live for long. It is believed that their life span is just 2 months. So, you don't have to sit and worry about one particular mosquito becoming the bane of your existence.
- They don't only bite humans
You might be worried about their existence owing to the fact that they are in millions and with almost 3000 different species across the globe, but don't worry. Some mosquitoes prefer to spend their weekends by drinking cocktails from birds and frogs instead of humans. Go ahead and take that short sigh of relief!
These are some of the diseases that are spread by these pesky pests. It is believed that nearly 1 million deaths are caused every year because of these bloodsucking creatures.
How can HiCare help you?
HiCare is a leading pest control and hygiene company in India with top notch mosquito pest control and professional mosquito control services. We hold an average rating of 9.6 and have served over 10 lakh+ homes. Our 3X Mosquito Pest Control provides you with 3X more safety and professional mosquito control doorstep services. Our technicians are extremely safe, knowledgeable and hygienic.
Our process is as follows:
- - Anti-larval treatment: We provide end-to-end pest control solutions and the anti-larval treatment is the first step that kills mosquito eggs and prevents them from breeding further.
- - Encapsulated wall spray: The WHO-approved wall spray is proven to kill hiding and resting mosquitoes. The encapsulated technology of the spray makes it safe for children and pets to be around.
- - Automatic wall dispenser: HiCare also provides you with 3 months of CIB-approved wall dispenser which helps keep new mosquitoes away. It is installed at all entering points and you can get its refill changed every 3 months.