Mosquitos have been voted the number 1 most hated insect on the planet and for good reason. As carriers of malaria and yellow fever they are thought to have killed more people than any other animal on the planet.

Even when they are not carrying diseases, these little bloodsuckers are hated for their ability to attack us almost unnoticed, leaving tiny and incredibly itchy puncture wounds on our skin.

And, thanks to climate change, we’re likely to experience a lot more of them, according to a feature in Ecology magazine.

Warmer temperatures actually speed up the development of larvae, leaving a smaller window of time for their predators, the dragonfly, to eat them.

This is just another of the many reasons why we need to combat climate change.