Mosquitoes live around the world in almost every type of ecosystem. More than 2,500 species are known and 150 of these species are found in the United States.Know More
Mosquitoes belong to the Diptera order of insects, as do gnats and flies. The word mosquito is derived from a Spanish word meaning 'small fly.'
Mosquitoes are one of the worst insects for spreading diseases. They can carry encephalitis, malaria and yellow fever. They also transmit West Nile Virus, which infects birds and is carried to humans and horses.
Only adult female mosquitoes bite people and animals. They need the blood to develop their eggs.Learn more about Bugs
Crickets live anywhere in the world except for Antarctica. There are 120 species in the United States. They live in the earth under logs, leaves, rocks and debris.Full Answer >
Centipedes can be found living all throughout the world in forests, rain forests, mountains, scrub forests and desert biomes. Most centipedes need moist places to survive, but some of them can live in dry areas, such as deserts and grasslands. There are thousands of species of centipedes, but many of them are found living under dead tree limbs and under rocks.Full Answer >
Roaches live around the world but are most common in tropical and subtropical climates. Pest species are attracted to human habitations by warmth and readily available food.Full Answer >
About 10-20% of people get bitten by mosquitoes more than others, and it’s probably not because they’re "so sweet," like their grandmothers keep telling them. Genetics are the main reason mosquitoes prefer biting some people over others, but there are other circumstantial factors that come into play.Full Answer >