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Mosquitoes can live in almost any environment, except when the weather is extremely cold. They favor forest, marches, tall grasses, weeds and ground that is wet at least part of the year because they must have water in order to develop. So that’s why lake or heavy wooded areas can have a higher presence of mosquitoes.

Only female mosquitoes are biting. They need blood in order to reproduce. They are most active from dusk until dawn especially when the weather is hot or humid.

Mosquitoes detect human beings because of body odor and body heat as well organic substances (i.e. carbon dioxide) that we exhale while we breath. These factors differ among individuals making some more susceptible to insect bites than others.

About mosquitoes & other biting insects

Mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects are not only restricted to exotic and hot places but are found around the world.
So protecting yourself against mosquitoes and other biting insects goes far beyond the tropics.

In large parts of Africa, Latin America and Asia, mosquitoes can transmit deadly diseases such as malaria, Dengue fever and Yellow fever.

Source: World Health Organization

Even at home or when travelling in Europe, mosquitoes can be very annoying and their bites irritating. And when you’re in wooded areas or near lakes you run a higher risk of getting bitten.
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