Not all mosquitoes transmit diseases, but they can all be a nuisance. There are many different species of mosquitoes with different preferences for climate and breeding territory. Typically, mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Mosquito larvae hatch from the eggs and remain in the water, feeding on tiny organisms. Once they mature, adult mosquitoes leave the water to breed.
Learn more about:
- Keeping Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard
- Pesticides Used In Mosquito Control
- Diseases Transmitted by Mosquitoes
- Choosing and Using Insect Repellents
- Automatic Misting Systems
- Non-Chemical Pest Control Devices
- Mosquitoes - University of California Extension Service
- Mosquito Biology - University of Florida / American Mosquito Control Association
- Mosquito Biology for the Homeowner - Cornell Extension Services
- Mosquitoes and the Diseases they Transmit - Texas AgriLife Extension
- Mosquito Control and Exposure to Pesticides - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- Joint Statement on Mosquito Control in the US from the EPA and the CDC - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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