Mosquito Life Cycle

Mosquito Life CycleInteresting Facts

  • Anyone can get West Nile virus. All it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito
  • Green swimming pools can produce thousands of mosquitoes, infesting an entire neighborhood
  • Mosquitoes need standing/still water in order to complete their life cycle
  • Mosquitoes that can carry West Nile virus bite at dusk and dawn
  • One mosquito can have potentially 1200 offspring
  • Only adult female mosquitoes can bite, taking many blood feedings in a lifetime

Interactive from Purdue University Extension Service

Thanks to Purdue University Extension Service, for helping to test your knowledge of breeding sites.

Examples of Containers Around Your Home That Breed Mosquitoes

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