A vector is an organism, typically a biting
insect or tick, that transmits a disease or
parasite from one animal or plant to another
Mosquitoes may carry any number of deadly
diseases, including West Nile virus.
Mosquitoes also carry heartworm disease,
which can be dangerous to your dog.
Only female mosquitoes bite
humans and animals
Male mosquitoes feed on flower nectar.
Female mosquitoes need protein for their
eggs, and must take a blood meal
in order to reproduce.
After only two days as an adult, a female
mosquito is able to bite its first victim.