Mosquitoes (Culicidae) are a family of insects within the order of diptera. There are more than 3600 species of mosquitoes worldwide.

With the help of specialized mouthparts, the biting sucking trunk, female mosquitoes can pierce the skin of their hosts and suck blood. The proteins (especially from haemoglobin and albumin) and iron (from porphyrin compounds such as haematoma) taken up with the blood meal are essential for the production of eggs. Otherwise, female mosquitoes, like males, feed on nectar and other sugary plant juices. Different species of mosquitoes may be specialised for different hosts or host groups. Certain mosquitoes are important vectors of infectious diseases such as malaria or dengue fever.

Mosquitoes are common worldwide, they are only absent in Antarctica and on some isolated oceanic islands, such as Iceland. Especially large swampy areas like in the tundra and taiga are ideal breeding grounds for the mosquito. However, the different species have very different ranges of distribution.

Laboratory and field experiments have shown that mosquitoes find their blood hosts mainly through exhaled carbon dioxide and body scents (for example, various fatty acids and ammonia). Depending on the species and host specificity, individual substances can be of particular importance. For example, in the yellow fever mosquito (Stegomyia aegypti), which specialises in humans, the lactic acid found on the human skin is a central stimulus for finding a host.

In finding a host, the mosquitoes follow the scent of their host to its source. Apparently, not only the chemical composition of the scent plume but also its size, structure and shape provide important information about the host and its removal. At close range, visual cues and body heat also play a role.

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Summit Mosquito Dunks, 20 Dunks
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Summit Mosquito Dunks, 20 Dunks

  • Each dunk kills mosquito larvae for 30 days Or More.
  • Each dunk covers up to 100 Square feet of water, regardless of depth.
  • Use mosquito dunks in any standing water including rain barrels, bird Baths, tree holes, elevator shafts, planter Reservoirs, rain gutters, etc.
  • Unused and dry dunks Retain Their potency indefinitely
  • Approved For use in organic production.
 
Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent, Fiesta Red; Easy to Use, Highly Effective; Provides 12 Hours of DEET-Free Mosquito Repellent; Scent-Free, No Spray, No Smoke and Cordless
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Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent, Fiesta Red; Easy to Use, Highly Effective; Provides 12 Hours of DEET-Free Mosquito Repellent; Scent-Free, No Spray, No Smoke and Cordless

  • 15-Foot Area of Protection – Perfect for entertaining on lawn, porch, patio, pool or deck; proven technology used to fight mosquitoes in toughest spots on earth; provides 12 hours of protection
  • No Chemical Sprays, Wipes, DEET or Lotions on Skin – Patio Shield is more effective and repels mosquitoes without sprays, scents or flames of torches, smelly citronella or messy candles
  • Scent-Free, Long-Lasting, Easy to Use — Highly effective repellent mats turn white when time to replace; evaluated by the EPA for safety and effectiveness; Turn it on… Mosquitoes Gone
  • Stylish, Convenient, Portable – The trusted Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller is the perfect gift for a new homeowner, hostess, retiree, college graduate, gardener or caregiver
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee — Thermacell offers support and warrants complete satisfaction during first year of use; the fiesta red Patio Shield comes with 1 fuel cartridge and 3 repellent mats
 
SPARTAN MOSQUITO ERADICATOR - Whole Yard Outdoor Mosquito Protection Solution - Mosquito Free Backyard Garden Patio (Starter KIT - 4 Tubes)
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SPARTAN MOSQUITO ERADICATOR - Whole Yard Outdoor Mosquito Protection Solution - Mosquito Free Backyard Garden Patio (Starter KIT - 4 Tubes)

  • Not approved for sale thus cannot ship to CA, CT, DC, ID, IN, MT, NM, PR, SD or UT. Required to cancel ALL orders to CA, CT, DC, ID, IN, MT, NM, PR, SD or UT.
  • ONCE MOSQUITO SEASON HAS STARTED, you need at least TWO BOXES PER ACRE in order to catch up and be effective for your first deployment.
  • ERADICATE UP TO 95% OF YOUR MOSQUITOES IN ABOUT 15 DAYS. Take back your lawns, yards, and pond the Spartan way.
  • ERADICATORS BEGIN TO WORK IMMEDIATELY when properly prepared and deployed.
  • FULL MANUFACTURER SUPPORT WHEN PURCHASED THROUGH AUTHORIZED RETAILER--LOOK FOR AMAZON 2D TRANSPARENCY BARCODE ON PACKAGE!
 
Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer, 1/2 Acre Coverage
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Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer, 1/2 Acre Coverage

  • Advanced electronic insect control; non clogging killing grid; 1/2-acre killing radius, requires plug.
  • Recommended not to be used within 25-feet of area intended for human activity, should not be attached to house or deck or other structures
  • Instantaneous operation, continuous and uninterrupted service, Uses a 15-watt bulb. The cord is 9” in length
  • For best results replace the cartridge every 30 days, Please refer User manual for troubleshooting and its corrections
  • Recommended for areas up to 1/2 acre - Outdoor Use Only
  • Avoids the continuing expense and inconvenience of chemical insecticides
 
KATCHY Indoor Insect Trap: Bug, Fruit Fly, Gnat, Mosquito Killer - UV Light, Fan, Sticky Glue Boards Trap Even The Tiniest Flying Bugs - No Zapper - Child Safe, Non-Toxic (Black)
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KATCHY Indoor Insect Trap: Bug, Fruit Fly, Gnat, Mosquito Killer - UV Light, Fan, Sticky Glue Boards Trap Even The Tiniest Flying Bugs - No Zapper - Child Safe, Non-Toxic (Black)

  • KATCH RELIEF: with 3X TRAP POWER the UV light attracts the fruit fly, gnat, or mosquito, the fan sucks it in, and the sticky glue boards trap it.
  • BEAUTIFUL DESIGN: Easily place in your home kitchen, office, or outdoors as a decorative, stylish piece. No more ugly traps or fly paper.
  • TRAP INDOORS: Set close to insect-ridden fruit, plants or trash bin. Turn off lights for best results.
  • REDUCES pests, but is not a complete insect killer lamp, and should not replace your bug repellent/control system. Does not kill house flies.
  • CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: If you aren't happy with the bug catcher, contact us and we will find a solution together!
 
Summit Responsible Solutions Mosquito Bits - Quick Kill, 30 Ounce
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Summit Responsible Solutions Mosquito Bits - Quick Kill, 30 Ounce

  • Environmentally Sound Biological Mosquito Control
  • Sprinkle Mosquito Bits to quickly annihilate the larval population; Corn cob granules coated in Bti, the Bits (do not last long but) provide a punch, turning water black with larvae, to a clear pool void of future mosquitoes
  • The Mosquito Bits are labeled to control Fungus Gnats in plant beds or pots
  • Bits can be sprinkled on the soils surface or mixed with potting soil prior to planting will kill fungus gnat larvae with the same safety and target specific control offered for mosquito larvae
 

Neatmaster Ultrasonic Pest Repeller Electronic Plug in Indoor Pest Repellent, Pest Control for Mice, Mosquito, Ant, Spider, Bug, Roach, Human and Pet Safe (Black)

  • 2020 NEWEST DUAL MICROCHIP TECH : Bionic wave + Electromagnetic wave + ultrasonic wave option TRIPLE Functions. Pests will now be scrambling to find a way out of your home! We have fine tuned the range of ultrasonic frequencies and increased their intensity so that ALL pests will be forced out of your home.
  • TRIPLE POWERS : Green light for light pest infection, Blue light for middle pest infection and Red light for severe pest infection. ( Green and Blue is inaudible , Red is audible)
  • HUMAN AND PETS SAFE : No chemicals, non-toxic, less power consumption, Our insect & rodent repeller 100% safe to human and pets, no need to clean up dead pests, no more need to call pest control technician for help, no battery required and save a lot of money, environmental friendly alternative to dangerous poisons and Sprayers, chemicals and traps, no bad smell and Corpses.
  • WIDE COVERAGE : This ultrasonic insect repellent equipped dual microchip system and is suitable for the area of 80 to 120 square meters. Since ultrasound can not Penetrate through walls and solid objects, It is recommended to put one in one room. For areas where severe pests are severe, additional units are needed. No noise in the bedroom can influence your sleep.
  • WIDE APPLICATIONIS : Our bug repellent can help you drive away all the pest, like spiders, mice, mosquitoes, rats, roaches, ants, snakes and so on. Great for indoor use, such as home, bedroom, living room, kitchen, office,warehouse, hotel, etc.If you have any problem, please feel free to contact with us .We hope you sleep comfortably and have a pest free environment.
 
The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
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The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

  • Hardcover Book
  • Winegard, Timothy C. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 496 Pages - 08/06/2019 (Publication Date) - Dutton (Publisher)
 

TOLOCO Mosquito Traps for Gnats, Small Moths, Mosquito Trapper Indoor - UV Light, Fans, Sticky Glue Boards, Non-Toxic, Odorless, Child Safe, No Zapper Insect Trap (Zap T360 Pro, Black)

  • [Powerful Trapping]: the UV light in 360-degree attracts the small moths, gnats, mosquito, the fans sucks them in, then all the bugs sucked in the super sticky glue boards and won't be able to get away
  • [Imitating Body Temperature Technology]: Due to human are more attracted to the mosquitoes than the mosquito trapper is, so TOLOCO mosquito catcher can simulate human body temperature to emit heat to further enhance the trapping ability
  • [Two Modes of UV Light]: Push catching button on the top of mosquito trap, the indicate light of catching will turn on and device start working, catching button add light button will enter the smart band change mode, there are a total of 7 wavelengths in the smart band mode, which switches every 15 minutes, which can attract different kinds of insects, like small moths, mosquitoes, gnats, etc.
  • [Indoor Used and Safe]: TOLOCO indoor mosquito trap suitable place close to where there are many mosquitoes. Non-toxic, tasteless, and no zapper, safe for your family. TOLOCO mosquito trap isn’t work for larger black flies or house flies
  • [Energy Saving and Compact]: 5 W low power consumption gnat trap is great for energy saving, and Its 4-ft power cable and portable design can be easily placed wherever you want
 
The Mosquito Coast (Zaentz)
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The Mosquito Coast (Zaentz)

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Harrison Ford, River Phoenix, Helen Mirren (Actors)
  • Peter Weir (Director) - Paul Schrader (Writer) - Jerome Hellman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)