Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water within one week. Depending on the species, they can be active both in the day (diurnal) and at night (nocturnal). Despite their deceivingly frail appearance, they can fly a few kilometers. Mosquitoes seek their prey by the exhaled carbon dioxide and warmth of our bodies. To draw blood, they penetrate through our skin layers using their proboscis before finally striking a blood vessel. To prevent the blood from clotting, an anti-coagulant is injected into the blood vessel, thus producing the red spot and itch.

Hazards Which They Can Cause
They carry diseases which can cause death if untreated, such as;

  • Malaria (Anoepheles mosquito)
  • Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (Aedes)
  • Japanese B Encephalitis (Culex mosquito)