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How high do mosquitoes fly?

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How high do mosquitoes fly?

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In general, mosquitoes that bite humans prefer to fly at heights of less than 25 ft. Asian Tiger Mosquitoes have been found breeding in tree holes over 40 feet above ground. In Singapore, they have been found in apartments 21 stories above ground. Mosquitoes have been found breeding up to 8,000 feet in the Himalayas and 2000 feet underground in mines in India.

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In general, mosquitoes that bite humans prefer to fly at heights of less than 25 ft. Asian Tiger Mosquitoes have been found breeding in treeholes over 40 feet above ground. In Singapore, they have been found in apartments 21 stories above ground. Mosquitoes have been found breeding up to 8,000 feet in the Himalayas and 2000 feet underground in mines in India.

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Usually less than 30 feet, through we always tend to notice them at heights from our heads to our toes.

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That’s something the Collier Mosquito Control District would like to know. In the future, the CMCD hopes to study the altitude mosquitoes fly during migration. The majority of the mosquito population in Collier County migrates in from the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands region. These are salt marsh mosquitoes and they can migrate over 40 miles, with the prevailing easterly breezes, in order to find a blood meal. If the CMCD knew how high these migrating mosquitoes were flying, then perhaps the District could provide even better mosquito control than what is currently available. In order to determine the altitude of these migration flights, the CMCD needs to catch mosquitoes high in the sky. Hopefully, this can be accomplished using a tower (radio, cellular, or otherwise). The District would obtain permission to put several mosquito traps on a tower at least 600 ft tall. The CMCD could use this data to determine whether control operations are being flown at the right altitude.

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