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
Found all over the world, desert locusts devastate Africa in particular, as well as the Middle East and Asia, and live in 60 countries that cover one-fifth of Earth's landmass. However, during swarms they fly vast distances; in 1954, one swarm flew from northwest Africa to Great Britain, while in 1988, another swarm traveled from West Africa to the Caribbean. Each locust can eat its weight in plants every day.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 >
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 >
A Mosquito Magnet is a commercially available brand of mosquito trap which uses a combination of carbon dioxide, warm moisture and a plant-chemical simulator to attract mosquitoes. When the mosquitoes approach the Mosquito Magnet, they are vacuumed into the device and trapped.Full Answer >