With the recent deaths related to EEE, it’s more important than ever to understand the potential health impact and other facts about mosquitoes. Though most mosquito bites result only in itching and skin irritation, some mosquitoes found in Massachusetts carry viruses that can cause illness. The two most prevalent mosquito-borne viruses in Massachusetts are West Nile Virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.
- Only female mosquitoes bite people
- There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes, 51 of which have been found in Massachusetts
- Water is necessary for Mosquito eggs to hatch into larvae – that standing water found in mud, ponds, puddles, cans, tires, etc are common incubators
- Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at one time
- Hundreds of thousands are born during infestations
- Mosquitoes feed from the juice of plants in order to live, including tree leaves, grass and shrubs
- Most mosquitoes hibernate in winter, some die
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