Topgrid Pest Specialist


Deadliest insect in Singapore.

Species commonly found in Singapore

1. Aedes Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus

2. Anopheles Mosquito, Anopheles maculatus / sundaicus

3. Culex Mosquito, Culex gelidus / quinquefasciatus / tritaeniorhynchus


Mosquito’s life cycle is a complete metamorphosis. Entire cycle takes approximately 7 days. Mosquito eggs are 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. Female mosquitoes of 1-2 days old are commonly found mated and can produce fertile eggs for life after one mating. Aedes feeds during the day while Culex and Anopheles feed at night.
Topgrid Pest Specialist|Mosquitoes
Topgrid Pest Specialist|Mosquitoes

Interesting facts about mosquitoes

  • Famous for Dengue, Zika, Yellow Fever, Malaria & Elephantiasis diseases.
  • Both male and female mosquitoes feed on plant nectar for nourishments. But, only female mosquitoes take blood meal for egg production.
  • The swelling and itch received from a bite is an allergic reaction to it’s saliva that 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.