Found worldwide, particularly in areas with warm and humid climates.
Small insects with slender bodies, long legs, and elongated mouthparts (proboscis).
Numerous species, including Aedes mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus), Anopheles mosquitoes (Anopheles spp.), and Culex mosquitoes (Culex spp.).
Standing water, high humidity, body heat, and carbon dioxide emitted by humans.
Nocturnal bloodsuckers, with females requiring blood meals to reproduce. Known vectors of diseases like malaria, dengue, and Zika virus.
Females possess a proboscis for blood-feeding, while males feed on nectar or plant juices.
Eliminating stagnant water sources, using mosquito nets or screens, wearing protective clothing, and applying mosquito repellents.
Source reduction (eliminating breeding sites), larvicides, insecticide-treated bed nets, fogging, and professional mosquito control services.