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Insects Commonly Mistaken for Mosquitoes

How to Tell the Difference Between Mosquitoes, Midges, and Crane Flies The best way to avoid mosquito bites is to avoid mosquitoes. Getty Images/Photographer's Choice/Roger EritjaMost people don't like mosquitoes, given their rather annoying habit of inflicting painful bites that turn into itchy, red welts. Mosquitoes also transmit serious and sometimes deadly diseases, including malaria, yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile virus. Pets, too, are at risk of mosquito-borne diseases, like heartworm. And yet, despite the fact that nearly every person on the planet...