What Are The Types of Mosquitoes?

Types of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are a type of flying insect found all over the world. They are most commonly known for their ability to spread disease, including malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever. There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes, and they can be divided into two main categories according to their behaviour and habitat: permanent and floodwater mosquitoes.

Permanent Mosquitoes

Permanent mosquitoes live in bodies of water that are not subject to seasonal flooding. These mosquitoes include the yellow fever mosquito, the Asian tiger mosquito, and the common house mosquito. They can breed in water-filled containers near human dwellings, such as flowerpots, buckets, and bird baths.

Floodwater Mosquitoes

Floodwater mosquitoes are adapted to living in wetlands and other areas that are prone to seasonal flooding. These mosquitoes include the Southern house mosquito, the saltmarsh mosquito, and the treehole mosquito. They lay their eggs in areas that will flood during the rainy season, and the larvae are able to survive in the water until it recedes.

Overall, mosquitoes can be a nuisance and a danger to humans, and it is important to understand the different types of mosquitoes in order to prevent and manage infestations. Knowing the difference between the two main categories of mosquitoes can help you determine the best methods for controlling their populations around your home and in your community.

Mosquitoes can be killed in standing water by using a biological control such as Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, which is discussed in this article about “What kills mosquitoes in standing water”.

What are the types of mosquitoes in the UK?


The number and variety of mosquitoes in the UK have been steadily rising over the last few decades. There are currently 34 species of mosquitoes native to the British Isles, many of which will bite people and all of which cause a nuisance. Climate change is driving more mosquitoes and other insects into environments that would previously have been inhospitable to them, so we will likely see more mosquito species in the future.

The most common mosquito species in the UK is culiseta annulata. Part of the reason this species has become so common is that it breeds in various locations and will lay its eggs in just about any water body it can find, regardless of how clean or polluted the water is.It doesn’t matter whether the body is natural and artificial or whether these bodies are directly exposed to sunlight or hidden in the shade. Female culiseta annulata mosquitoes lay their eggs in ponds, ditches, marshes, cisterns, and garden water features.

One of the best ways to get rid of mosquitoes inside your house is to use an insect repellent, such as citronella candles or insecticide sprays, as outlined in this article.

What are the types of mosquitoes?

The most notorious type of mosquito is the malaria mosquito. These insects have killed more people than any other animal on Earth, thanks to their ability to transmit malaria between people. Fortunately, this mosquito species isn’t found in the UK. Nor is the aedes aegypti, or yellow fever mosquito, which spreads yellow fever, another deadly disease.

Biting Midgets

There are several small biting insects in the UK that are often mistaken for mosquitoes. For example, the biting midge is found in similar habitats to mosquitoes and also feeds on mammal blood. However, midges are a type of fly, not mosquitoes. The crane fly, commonly known as ‘daddy long-legs’, is sometimes incorrectly identified as mosquitoes. There is also a persistent myth that they are incredibly venomous, but this isn’t true either.

Mosquito Control

Mosquito control is the practice of managing the population of mosquitoes to reduce the risk of diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and Zika virus, which are transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.

Public health and environmental agencies, local communities, and researchers collaborate to effectively control mosquitoes and prevent the spread of deadly diseases. This comprehensive, integrated approach involves targeted larval control, the use of insecticides, biological control agents, and the introduction of genetically-modified mosquitoes.

If you’re looking for Mosquito & Midges Pest Control Services in London, this page can provide you with the information you need and find a pest control technician for you.


No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment

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