Mosquitoes are quite the pest and are most known for their ability to feed on blood. This characteristic trait belongs solely to the females, as they feed on blood to help generate their eggs. They tend to be most active from dusk until dawn but can become active with sufficient cloud cover of in dark shady areas.
Mosquitoes are attracted to water as they need water for breeding. These pests are quite troublesome as they are responsible for more deaths than any other animal on the planet! They are also dangerous to pets as some species specifically target animals including birds and dogs and can transmit heart-worms, which can be lethal to your beloved pet.
To keep mosquitoes at bay, remember to eliminate any standing water on your property, use insect repellent or repelling candles outdoors, be mindful of the time of day and wear protective clothing.