Mosquitoes are a part of our everyday lives — and even though they seem like a pesky nuisance, they’re actually the most dangerous creatures in the world. Diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya, West Nile virus, malaria, and yellow fever are endemic in many countries. Learn about the mosquito life cycle, ecosystem, different species, and their purpose.

Educating yourself on the nature of mosquitoes can help you get a better understanding of pest prevention and control. Knowing what species to target and the diseases they carry can help you choose the best mosquito repellents. If you’re into DIY and homemade remedies, there are lots of natural mosquito repellents you can find in your home or garden.

Explore our scientific resources on mosquitoes: