It's trivia time. No using Google or Alexa. Do you know what the deadliest creature on Earth is? Did you know that this creature is also the deadliest one in Colorado?

Is it a Grizzly Bear? A rattlesnake? A Wolf or a Black Widow? Nope. The deadliest creature on Earth is so stealthy you may not even be thinking of it.

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What is the Deadliest Creature in Colorado?

The deadliest creature on Earth weighs in at just 2.5 milligrams. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says that the Mosquito is the deadliest creature out there. These tiny creatures can spread vector-borne diseases that cause over 700,000 deaths a year. With every mosquito bit you get, there is a huge risk of infection. So when are mosquitos most active in Colorado, and how can you avoid them?

When are Mosquitos Most Active in Colorado?

Mosquitos are active in Colorado from April to October. During peak season, mosquitos can lay as many as 300 eggs just inside a bottle cap with some water in it. Mosquitos are most active around dusk so remember your repellant for those evening events this summer. Did you know there is no limit to how many times a mosquito can bite you in one day? They'll keep feeding until they are full.

How to Protect Yourself from Colorado Mosquitos

Keep those bloodsuckers away with the use of mosquito repellant, long sleeves shirts, and long pants. You can also buy clothing that has been treated with permethrin (insecticide). This treatment can still provide protection even after clothing that has been treated has been washed.

LOOK: Beware of the 12 Most Dangerous Animals in Colorado

Keep an eye out for the following 12 dangerous animals in Colorado. While these creatures usually go out of their way to avoid you, if you encounter one you will want to give it plenty of space. Scroll on to see each one and find out why they make the cut of the most dangerous animals in Colorado.

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WARNING: Extremely Dangerous Plants Growing in Colorado Right Now

If you love spending time outdoors in Colorado you need to keep an eye out for dangerous plants that can be found almost anywhere in the Centennial State. These plants can cause painful rashes and blisters, or even be fatal if consumed. Check out 14 plants to avoid at all costs for people and pets in Colorado.

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KEEP GOING: Colorado + Utah Parks Among Top 10 Most Dangerous National Parks

Check out the most dangerous National Parks located in Colorado and Utah. Find out the number of fatalities that have occurred in each park, and see which ones made the top 10. Have you been to any of these dangerous National Parks? Tell us about your experience with the chat feature on our station app.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

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