Mosquito Fun Facts

Mosquitoes can fly 1 to 11/2 miles per hour.

Mosquitoes can fly in a mazy motion against the wind.

If a mosquito lands on your bicep, tense the skin to trap the mosquito’s proboscis-snout. Then flex your bicep muscle which will cause the mosquito to burst from the pressure in your blood vessel.

There is actually a World Mosquito Killing Championship. It is held in Pelkosenniemi, Finland.

Beer drinkers are more likely to attract mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes can smell the carbon dioxide from your breath from 300 ft away.

Mosquito’s sense of smell is 10,000 times greater than humans!

Mosquito’s wings beat at 300 to 600 times per second.

An adult mosquito consumes 5-millionths of a liter in a blood meal.

Adult mosquitoes can live as long as 5 months.

Eggs from floodwater mosquitoes could remain dormant for several years. They will hatch when they get covered with water.

Eating garlic or taking a garlic pill daily is supposed to keep the mosquitoes away.

The red bump and itching caused by a mosquito bite is actually an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva.

It’s only the female mosquito that bites; male mosquitoes do not bite

A female mosquito can produce between 1000 and 3000 off springs in her entire life span.