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Mosquitoes are known to transmit infectious diseases including malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever. Did you know that only the female mosquito bites people and animals to feed from their blood? The male mosquitoes feed on plant juices.

Throughout the history of humans, the disease transmission caused by the female mosquitoes has killed thousands of people. Many mosquito species however do not transmit disease but instead play a very important role in our ecosystems, such as being a food source for various insects and frogs.

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