Mosquito News

Mosquitoes are small, flying insects belonging to the order Diptera, known primarily for their role in transmitting diseases to humans and other animals. There are thousands of mosquito species worldwide, with varying habitats and behaviors, but many are notorious for their ability to spread pathogens such as malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, West Nile virus, and yellow fever. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, from large ponds to small containers, making their population control challenging, especially in tropical and subtropical climates. Female mosquitoes require blood meals to develop fertile eggs, which is when disease transmission occurs. Efforts to control mosquito populations and minimize disease transmission include the use of insecticides, mosquito nets, and genetically modified mosquitoes, as well as public health campaigns aimed at reducing mosquito breeding sites.