Updated: January 7, 2023

Mosquitoes: What are they?

Mosquitoes are small, flying insects that are found all over the world. They are known for their ability to transmit diseases, such as malaria and Zika virus, through their bites. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide and heat that humans and animals produce, and they use their sharp, needle-like mouthparts to pierce the skin and feed on blood.