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Mosquitoes

Mosquitos

In tropical Singapore, mosquitos are an all year round problem, although the problem tends to worsen during the monsoon seasons. Their bites itch, and they carry diseases and viruses such as Dengue and Zika, which have become increasingly common in Singapore. While preventive measures such as ensuring that there is no stagnant water helps to reduce the risk, mosquitos often fly through windows, and are still hard to avoid.

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Aedes Mosquitoes (Aedes Aegypti)

Aedes Mosquitoes (Aedes Aegypti)


Characteristics

Appear to have black and white strips on legs and body.

Complete metamorphosis from egg , larval, pupa and adult is about 7 days.

Habits

Aedes Mosquitoes breed particularly in clean stagnant water and biting usually occurs in early morning and evening time. They are the main culprit of Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and currently there is no drug or specific treatment for it.

Culex Mosquitoes (Culex tritaeniorhynchus)

Culex Mosquitoes (Culex tritaeniorhynchus)


Characteristics

Culex Mosquitoes appear dull in colour

Complete metamorphosis from egg , larval, pupa and adult is about 6 to 8 days.

Habits

Culex Mosqutioes are breed mainly in polluted stagnant water especially in construction areas and drains. They are night biters and will usually stay indoors after a blood meal.