Mosquito Facts

Mosquito Facts

There are over 3300 species of mosquitoes worldwide. It is responsible for more human deaths than any other living creature (source: Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, St. Paul, MN).

There are 48 known species of mosquitoes in Oregon. Several of the species found in Oregon can carry disease under the right conditions.

All mosquitoes must have water in which to complete their life cycle.

Only female mosquitoes suck blood.

The males feed only on plant juices.

It takes as few as 7 days in warm weather for a mosquito to complete its life cycle (egg to adult).

The female mosquito may live as long as 3 weeks during the summer. She can also live many months over the winter in order to lay her eggs the following spring.