Tick & Mosquito Facts
- Only female mosquitoes bite. This helps them lay their eggs.
- Mosquitoes have six legs.
- There are roughly 2,700+ known mosquito species in the world. There are only around 176 species that live in the U.S.
- Mosquitoes can spread the following diseases: Chikungunya, Dengue, Encephalitis, Malaria, West Nile virus, Yellow fever and Zika virus.
- Mosquitoes often hide in areas that are shaded like sewer drains and thick bushes.