Yellow Fever mosquito

Yellow Fever mosquito—John Tann (Flickr.com)

As we all know, mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant water. But did you know that a certain type of mosquito likes to lay eggs in areas where there is flooding? Here’s to give you an idea about the types of mosquitoes according to their breeding areas and how to eventually stop them from spreading various diseases that they carry.

The types of mosquitoes according to their breeding areas are classified into three major groups or types.

 The first type is the one responsible for infecting humans with the disease Yellow Jack or more commonly known as Yellow Fever. Yellow fever is an acute hemorrhagic disease that presents symptoms like fever, chills, anorexia, nausea, backaches and headaches which subsides after a few days. In some cases of this disease, the patient’s liver may become toxic and then jaundice (yellowish discoloration of the body) occurs because of liver damage and may lead to death. The mosquitoes that are responsible for this disease are those that lay eggs in areas that is always experiencing floods. The mosquito eggs are hatched once there is the presence of enough moving water.

anopheles

anopheles—prep4md (Flickr.com)

The second type of mosquitoes is mosquitoes which lay their eggs in stagnant or permanent water like ponds, bird baths and flower pots. This is also known as the Anopheles type which are the most commonly known mosquitoes. These mosquitoes are the carriers of the disease called Malaria. Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease in human and also in animals that causes infected victims to experience symptoms like fever and headache which at some point, may lead to coma or even death.

The last type of mosquitoes according to the breeding places is known as the Third Type. It is those types of mosquitos that can reproduce or lay eggs in areas with very little amount of water. An ounce of water is enough for these mosquitoes to lay and hatch their eggs. In order to control this type of bloodsucking insect, it is best not to let any water stay in containers, no matter how small. It is also advised that whenever the rainy season comes, all water containers or any possible breeding areas for these mosquitoes be regularly checked or emptied.

Mosquitos in water, Adult male mosquito by Spike Walker

Mosquitos in water, Adult male mosquito by Spike Walker—dullhunk (Flickr.com)

There are several ways to control or eliminate these harmful insects that pose great threat to human health. One best way that I can site is to maintain the surrounding area of your homes clean and free from any possible breeding grounds for mosquitoes to thrive. Keeping them from breeding near your house is the answer to prevent them from harming you and your family.

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