In recent years, mosquitoes have gone from nuisance pests to known vectors of deadly disease. Non-native mosquitoes have joined North American natives and brought new dangers with them.
Adult mosquitoes grow about 1/4 inch long. These slender pests have six legs, three distinct body segments — head, thorax and abdomen — and two transparent, veined wings. Three types of mosquitoes are of special concern when it comes to disease transmission:
Some insects, such as crane flies, look similar to mosquitoes. But none of these lookalikes bite and feed on blood.
Buzzing, biting and itchy swollen skin are the calling cards of adult mosquitoes, but it pays to focus on signs of these pests in the early egg stages:
When mosquito eggs hatch, the caterpillar-like mosquito larvae hang suspended by their rears below the water. Common Culex and exotic Aedes mosquito larvae hang perpendicular to the water surface. Anopheles larvae hang parallel to the water line.
Effective mosquito control targets these dangerous pests as larvae and adults. Larvae-fighting products called "larvicides" kill immature mosquitoes before they reach the flying and biting stage. "Adulticides" work to kill adult mosquitoes before they can bite and transmit pathogens that cause disease.
Amdro Quick Kill®+ mosquito control products help you fight mosquitoes effectively at both life stages:
Mosquitoes can turn even a thimbleful of water into a breeding ground. Monitor your property carefully and eliminate all unnecessary or undesirable water. Then treat your water features with larvicides to prevent the next adult mosquito generation.
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