Biting Insects: Mosquito and Insect Bite Information

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It is hard to believe that those tiny little mosquitoes that disrupt our summer activities can cause so many headaches for humans and animals -- considering how short a mosquito's lifespan is on this planet! Other insects can ruin outside fun, too.

 
 

Mosquito Bites Can Be Deadly

If you’ve ever experienced a mosquito bite, you know that the itching it causes can be rather uncomfortable. But mosquito bites can also be deadly, as these tiny pests can transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever. There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes found in various parts of the world, and you are particularly susceptible to them if you live in warmer, wetter climates where they like to breed. The best way to protect your family against the dangers of a mosquito bite is to use an effective mosquito trap in your yard.

Other Types of Insect Bites

Insect bites that can cause harm to humans can come from many different pests. Bloodsucking insects such as No-See-Ums can also carry their fair share of diseases they can transmit to humans. Even the common Black Fly found in and around many homes can cause severe allergic reactions in some people.

Know Your Enemy!

When waging war on your property to protect your family against the perils of insect bites, including mosquito bites, it’s important to learn as much as you can about these flying pests. To assist you in your battle, we’ve compiled a library of FAQs below.

 

Biting Insect FAQ

How long can a mosquito live? Why do only female mosquitoes bite? Learn some interesting facts about insects that can turn a fun summertime event into a swatting marathon -- oh, those, annoying mosquitoes, black flies, midges, and no-see-ums.

Read general faqs about these insects »
 

Mosquito Disease FAQ

Mosquitoes are vectors or transmiters of several deadly diseases once only found in the tropical regions of the world. With increases in world travel, these diseases are now showing up in every corner of our planet! The diseases affect humans, pets, livestock and wildlife.

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Biting Insect Dangers FAQ

Mosquitoes aren't the only insects that bite us and annoy us. Black flies can be a painful pest, while swarms of midges and no-see-ums can pose their own dangers as well.

Read about dangers these insects pose »