The mosquito habitat is any place with standing water. This includes natural habitats such as ponds, swamps, marshes, plants or trees, as well as artificial water containers like abandoned tires, flowerpots, buckets, or discarded toys. Even puddles can beideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
With the exception of Antarctica, mosquitoes can be found in all regions of the world. In warm or tropical climates, mosquitoes are active year round. In moderate or changing climates, mosquitoes will hibernate over winter.
Mosquitoes are a nuisance pest that feeds on humans and animals. By sucking blood, they can transmit harmful diseases, including malaria, Dengue fever, West Nile Virus, and several types of encephalitis to humans; heartworm in dogs; and livestock diseases in cows and other animal herds.