Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes Control Singapore : Deadliest insect in Singapore

Commonly found mosquito in Singapore:

  1. Aedes Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus
  2. Anopheles Mosquito, Anopheles maculatus, Anopheles sundaicus
  3. Culex Mosquito, Culex gelidus, Culex quinquefasciatus, Culex tritaeniorhynchus

General Mosquito Identification

  • Complete metamorphosis
  • Egg -> larva -> pupa -> adult
  • Entire cycle takes approximately 7 days
  • Mosquito eggs laid either in singly or bunches, on water surface or in place
  • Where they will become wet when flooding occurs
  • Larvae and pupae live in water
  • Larva undergoes 4 instars before turning to pupa stage
  • Fast adapting to all kinds of water except fast flowing streams
  • Females of 1-2 days old are commonly found mated
  • Can produce fertile eggs for life after one mating
  • Mouthparts for piercing – proboscis
  • Aedes feeds during the day while Culex & Anopheles feed at night
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Fun facts

  • Famous for Dengue, Zika, Yellow Fever, Malaria & Elephantiasis diseases
  • Both male & female mosquitoes feed on plant nectar for nourishments
  • Only female mosquitoes take blood meal for egg production
  • The swelling and itch received from a bite is an allergic reaction to her saliva
  • Contains an anesthetic and an anticoagulant
  • Aedes mosquito’s egg can survive without water up to 6 months
  • Dengue is not contagious from person to person