I don’t normally like math…

29 07 2010

Normally I try to avoid math as much as possible, because it is tedious and doesn’t seem that interesting.  Mosquito math, though, is actually quite eye catching, so I thought that I would share it with you the reproductive power of one female mosquito.

1st Generation:

Female mosquito  +  blood  =  300 eggs (150 females)

2nd Generation:

150 females + mom x 300 eggs = 45,300 mosquitoes (22,650 females)

3rd Generation:

22,650 females x 300 eggs = 6,795,000 mosquitoes (3,397,500 females)

4th Generation:

3,397,500 females x 300 eggs = 1,319,250,000 mosquitoes

THIS MEANS THAT 1.3 BILLION MOSQUITOES ARE POSSIBLE IN A SINGLE MONTH, SINCE MOSQUITOES CAN BREED UP TO ONCE A WEEK!

Our all natural larvacide

Now, I know that not all of these mosquitoes survive to make these impressive numbers, but this definitely shows why we can go from not seeing many mosquitoes to being swarmed by them.  This makes our larvacide that we use to kill mosquito larvae in the water before they are born immensely valuable, as it works to disintegrate the vast numbers that can be born from one mosquito.

Marc LeDuc,
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