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 questions or would like further assistance please contact us. We will be glad to help.
A solution to your mosquito problem can be obtained much sooner if you have provided us with as much information as possible and a specimen of the biting mosquitoes. There are 20 known species of mosquitoes in Napa County, each with its own unique characteristics and preference for certain breeding sites. Identification of the specimen assists us in efficiently finding their breeding sites. These sites will then be treated to prevent further mosquito production.
Another reason to ask for specimens is that there are many insects that look like mosquitoes that do not bite and are not health hazards (see the section titled “Mosquito-Like Insects”). Therefore, it is very important to provide a specimen of the insect that is the cause for concern.