Mosquito Control

mosquitoSUMMER MOSQUITO

Appearance:

  • About 1/8 to 1/4 inch long; brown to dark brown with light stripe down center; wings have dark brown scales.

Habits:

  • Often found near shallow temporary pools; larvae live in quiet bodies of water, ranging from fluid-filled leaves to stagnant pond-sand lakes. Prefer to live in damp, warm areas; can be found outdoors in grass or leaves, and in areas where molds grow.

Diet:

  • Males drink plant juices; females feed on blood of mammals, including humans.

Reproduction:

  • Eggs are dropped in temporary pools; larvae feed, pupate and emerge over an extended period.

Other Information:

  • Population increases after summer rains; males do not bite.
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