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Mosquitos !


7/24/2018

Mosquitoes

Mosquito feeding




Worldwide, there are approximately
3,000 species of mosquitoes and nearly 4 million people die each
year from various mosquito-borne diseases.

There are 26 different types of
mosquitoes in San Diego County. At least 8 types are known to carry
diseases that can be passed to humans.

Prevent Mosquito
Breeding, Prevent Mosquitoes!

Protect
Against Mosquito Bites

Report Mosquito Activity

Contact the San Diego County Vector Control Program if:

  • You have tried to
    control for mosquitoes and you are still having
    problems
  • Mosquitoes are coming from a local lagoon,
    stream, riverbed or other large water source
To report mosquito activity or breeding, please call (858)
694-2888, email us at vector@sdcounty.ca.gov, or use this online form.




The Mosquito Life Cycle


Mosquito life cycle







A mosquito has four stages of life:

1. Egg: Once laid in water, eggs will hatch in 2 to 3 days.

2. Larva: A mosquito larva looks like a tiny wiggling worm in
the water.

3. Pupa: A larva becomes a pupa and the adult mosquito
develops inside.

4. Adult: Total development time from egg to adult can be
less than 1 week during periods of warm weather. The average mosquito
will live for about 2 weeks.





Mosquitoes


  • Do not swarm
  • Females suck blood (males don't, they eat nectar)
  • Native Culex mosquitoes can transmit West
    Nile virus
    and bite during dusk and dawn
  • Invasive
    Aedes
    aegypti mosquitoes bite during the day and
    can transmit Zika virus if they bite someone with the virus and then
    bite someone else

Aedes mosquito




Mosquitofish




Mosquito Fish

Mosquito fish are an effective and natural method of controlling
mosquitoes. They are small, freshwater fish (1-2 inches long) that eat
mosquito larvae.  Mosquito fish are ideal for controlling mosquito
larvae in backyard ponds, birdbaths, fountains, animal troughs, unused
swimming pools and other standing water sources.

Mosquito fish should never be placed in any natural habitat such as
lakes, streams, rivers or creeks. They are greedy eaters, so by
placing them into natural waterways, they may impact natural species
and disrupt the balance of life.

Mosquito fish may be picked up free of charge at different locations throughout San Diego County. 

Learn
more about mosquito fish and their care




For More Information On 
Mosquitoes  Or Other Vectors Contact: 
(858) 694-2888  
vector@sdcounty.ca.gov





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