15 facts about mosquitoes that will make your skin crawl


They’re on a rampage from the time they’re born

They may only live for about six weeks, but those six weeks can get pretty wild. Mosquitoes spend their first ten days in water. They’re like tadpoles, but way creepier. The males usually only live another ten days or so, if that. The females can live anywhere from six to eight weeks depending on the weather. During that time they’re drinking blood and laying eggs, which, when you think about it, seems like a fulfilling life.

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