Only female mosquitoes bite humans and animals; males feed on flower.
Mosquitoes are responsible for such diseases as West Nile Virus, Zika, Malaria, and more...
Some mosquitoes don't bite humans, preferring other hosts like amphibians or birds
All mosquitoes require water to breed. Some species can breed in puddles left after a rainstorm.
Not all mosquitoes come out at dusk; the Asian Tiger Mosquito is known to bite mostly between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm.
The female mosquito can lay up to 300 eggs at one time.
The female’s saliva contains an anti-coagulant that lets her more easily suck up her meal. The saliva induces an allergic response from her victim’s immune system; that’s why your skin gets an itchy bump.
Mosquitoes can drink up to three times their weight in blood. 1.2 million mosquito bites would drain all the blood from an average human body.
Beyond malaria, the bugs can transmit yellow fever, filariasis, west Nile virus, dengue fever, and other maladies.
Mosquitoes can detect carbon dioxide from 75 feet away. Carbon dioxide, which humans and other animals produce, is the key signal to mosquitoes that a potential blood meal is near. They've developed a keen sensitivity to CO2 in the air. Once a female senses CO2 in the vicinity, she flies back and forth through the CO2 plume until she locates her victim.
Ticks & Fleas
In the United States Ticks are responsible for more human disease then any other insect.
There are more than 800 species of ticks on this planet (that we know of).
The majority of ticks use 3 hosts, feeding on a different host for the larvae, nymph and adult life stages, respectively.
There are anti-inflammatory and anesthetic compounds in the saliva of hard ticks that make it less likely for their host(s) to notice that they’ve been bitten.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that around 300,000 people contract Lyme disease annually, with only 10 percent of all cases being reported to the CDC.
Ticks transmit numerous bacterial and viral diseases such as Lyme disease, Q fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick paralysis and bovine anaplasmosis, among others.
Fleas can transmit such diseases to your pets such as Tapeworms, Cat Scratch Disease.
Are you ready to protect your family from Mosquitoes and Ticks?