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First Off, What Is A Mosquito?
Mosquitoes, as we commonly know them, are called Culicidae scientifically. Excluding the nuisance factor, mosquitoes are carriers of the deadliest illnesses and can be considered as public enemy number one in the fight against global infectious disease.
There are approximately 170 kinds of mosquitoes in North America alone, including the houseflies and fruit flies for they all have two, clear veined wings.
They usually measure ¼” to ⅜” and is pale brown in color with whitish stripes across the abdomen. They have six legs and long mouth parts called a proboscis.
Having lived in tropical countries like The Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Brian knows how infuriating it is to be peppered with mosquito bites and swarmed with flying cockroaches.
Read more about Brian’s (and his co-author’s) war with the mosquito race and other six-legged flying atrocities here or join him in the battle with the proven guide/s below.