Quick Facts About Mosquitoes
- Only pregnant female mosquitoes bite – they need the protein from blood to help develop their eggs.
- Mosquitoes are attracted to people by skin odors and carbon dioxide from breath.
- With some species, it only takes seven days for a mosquito egg to hatch and become an adult mosquito. Other species take one to three weeks.
- There are 17 species of mosquitoes in Southern Nevada. Of those, 13 species will bite birds and humans.
- Mosquitoes live four to eight weeks.
- Mosquitoes bite in the early morning and early evening hours; however, two hours after the sun sets is when they bite the most.
- Mosquito eggs grow in standing water.
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Updated on: September 6, 2018