Mosquitos carry malaria and are extremely annoying, here are some travel tips to help you live comfortable and healthy.

Insects, Bugs, Rodents of Travel

Malaria is transmitted by Mosquitoes.


  1. If there is a mosquito net in the room, assume it is needed.
  2. When entering a Hotel room, buy a can of insect spray and complete fumigate just after you enter. It takes time for all the insects and mosquitoes to die, so do early in the day. This will greatly increase the enjoyment of the room.
  3. A fan will slow mosquitoes, so allow a fan to blow on you if you are having problems.
  4. Mosquito's cannot fly higher than about 3-4 floors, therefore higher floors in a hotel have less mosquitoes.
  5. Drinking Beer could be dangerous, if you sit in open air bars drinking beer at sunset and for a the next few hours, you increase the odd of being bitten by mosquitoes, and getting malaria.

Mosquito Defined: Mosquito (from the Spanish or Portuguese meaning little fly) is a common insect in the family Culicidae (from the Latin culex meaning midge or gnat). Mosquitoes resemble crane flies (family Tipulidae) and chironomid flies (family Chironomidae), with which they are sometimes confused by the casual observer.

Mosquitoes go through four stages in their life-cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult or imago. Adult females lay their eggs in standing water, which can be a salt-marsh, a lake, a puddle, a natural reservoir on a plant, or an artificial water container such as a plastic bucket. The first three stages are aquatic and last 5–14 days, depending on the species and the ambient temperature; eggs hatch to become larvae, then pupae. The adult mosquito emerges from the pupa as it floats at the water surface. Adults live for 4–8 weeks.

Mosquitoes have mouthparts that are adapted for piercing the skin of plants and animals. While males typically feed on nectar and plant juices, the female needs to obtain nutrients from a "blood meal" before she can produce eggs.

There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes found throughout the world. In some species of mosquito, the females feed on humans, and are therefore vectors for a number of infectious diseases affecting millions of people per year. Some scientists believe that eradicating mosquitos would not have serious consequences for any ecosystems.


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