Mosquitoes are infamous for their animal-biting habits resulting in nuisance and disease to humans. Worldwide, there are over 3,000 mosquito species found in diverse habitats spanning from the tropics to the near arctic regions. Mosquitoes are known to transmit a number of pathogens that cause serious human and animal diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, heartworm and encephalitis.

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