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Tagged Content: Mosquitoes

Harmless Mosquito-like Insects

Midges Midges (Chironomidae) are the most wide spread and numerous insects resembling mosquitoes.  Adult Midges are commonly observed flying in swarms or “clouds”, or are seen resting on fences, walls, under eaves and in protected areas such as porches and … Continue reading

What can you do?

Your cooperation is needed We are asking you for your assistance and cooperation so that our agency can more effectively reduce mosquito populations in your community. Please use our checklist and suggestions for home mosquito control found below. If you have any … Continue reading

Western Treehole Mosquito

The Western Treehole Mosquito (Aedes sierrensis) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California.  This mosquito is brightly marked with white scales which contrast with its dark body.  It also has an unbanded proboscis (beak), white banded tarsi (feet) and … Continue reading

Woodland Malaria Mosquito

The Woodland Malaria Mosquito (Anopheles punctipennis) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California.  This is the most common Anopheles mosquito in the Sierra Nevada foothills and coastal ranges of California.  Preferred habitat is wooded areas along seasonal creeks and … Continue reading

Winter Marsh Mosquito

The Winter Marsh Mosquito (Culiseta inornata) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California.  One of California’s largest mosquitoes, it reaches a size of 10 mm or almost 1/2″.  Adults are a light brown or reddish-brown in color with no … Continue reading

Western Malaria Mosquito

The Western Malaria Mosquito (Anopheles freeborni) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California. It is the primary vector of malaria in the Western United States. It is also sometimes called a rice mosquito because it often … Continue reading

Washino’s Willow Mosquito

Washino’s Willow Pool Mosquito (Aedes washinoi) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California.  It is an aggressive day-biting mosquito commonly found breeding in shallow ground pools and riparian sites dominated by willow or cottonwood trees.  This species has … Continue reading

Winter Salt Marsh Mosquito

The Winter Salt Marsh Mosquito (Aedes squamiger) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California and is a distinctive black and white mosquito that breeds in California coastal pickle weed tidal and diked marshes.  Salt marsh pools that are diluted … Continue reading

Summer Salt Marsh Mosquito

The Summer Salt Marsh Mosquito (Aedes Dorsalis) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California. It is a brilliant gold colored aggressive day biting mosquito that breeds in a variety of brackish and fresh water habitats. This species … Continue reading

Little House Mosquito

The Little House Mosquito (Culex pipiens pipiens and Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California. The Little House Mosquito is found in most California counties. Culex pipiens pipiens is known as the Northern House Mosquito … Continue reading