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Culicidae (Overview)

Culicidae is the latin name for the family of flies to which all mosquitoes belong.


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What is the definition or description of: culicidae?

What is the definition or description of: culicidae?

Mosquitoes: Culicidae is the latin name for the family of flies to which all mosquitoes belong. ...Read more

Culicidae (Overview)

Culicidae is the latin name for the family of flies to which all mosquitoes belong.


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How do I keep mosquitoes off of my child?

Some ideas: There are many products on the market that can be used to kill mosquitoes to include Natural Attractant Mosquito Traps, Zappers and Flying insect traps. Different models have varying degrees of sophistication. Some use ultraviolet light to lure & then trap them. Others can generate heat and carbon dioxide to attract mosquitoes. They eventually become dehydrated and die. ...Read more

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How can I protect my child from mosquitoes?

Bug spray: There are multiple brand names of bug screens. Choose one with deet. ...Read more

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Why do mosquitoes spread diseases to humans?

They act as vectors.: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis,Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis. Throughout the world there are > 1 million deaths from ...Read more

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What are some diseases caused by mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis,Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis. ...Read more

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Why do some people get bitten more by mosquitoes?

Why do some people get bitten more by mosquitoes?

Lots of reasons: You will get more bites if you give off carbon dioxide, certain acids and bacteria, heat and are in motion. Mosquito preference is genetic too. If parents were always bitten—you probably will be too. Genetics account for 85% of susceptibility to bites. Blood type plays a role too. ...Read more

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Are there any effective solutions to repel mosquitoes?

Agree w Dr. Ein: Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Stay inside or wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterrents. ...Read more

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Can mosquitoes actually prefer certain types of people?

Why not?: Mosquitoes are attracted to the co2 that we exhale. While i don't have scientific data to support this, I have 50 years of experience with mosquitoes and I do believe that they are attracted to some people more than others. You can improve your chances of not being their favorite by wearing light long sleeves and pants, hat, avoid outdoors at dawn/dusk, and wear repellant as directed. ...Read more

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What's the best way to keep mosquitoes from getting you?

Stay indoors: The best way to avoid mosquitoes is to avoid where/when they are active. Stay indoors during dusk and dawn, wear long sleeves and pants, hat, and use insect repellant. Eliminate any stagnant or standing water around your house to minimize their chance to breed. ...Read more

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