Mosquitoes range in size from 1⁄8 to ¾ inch long and are dark gray, brown or black in color. They have slim bodies and legs, and females have a long proboscis for consuming blood. There are more than 150 species of mosquitoes in the U.S. alone.
In addition to their annoying buzzing, mosquitoes can also inflict irritating bites and are some of the world’s deadliest pests. They’re capable of transmitting dangerous blood-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever and pet heartworms. They also breed rapidly, making an infestation difficult to control if it isn’t addressed early.
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