Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes transmit malaria throughout the world. Over 500 million people contract malaria each year and over 2 billion people carry the malaria parasite.

Mosquitoes are small biting flies, with slender bodies and long beaks used to penetrate the skin

Usually with black, white, or gray markings along the legs and body
2 wings that are long and narrow

Breed in still, stagnant water

Can be found in almost every type of landscape on earth except deserts and the arctic

Can transmit a range of diseases through their bite including Zika Virus

Most forms of encephalitis are borne by mosquitoes

Professional inspection and treatment is essential

Must be dealt with at the breeding site

Areas with stagnant water must be drained or treated with an IGR (IGRs will kill mosquitoes before they become adults)

Adult mosquitoes can be dealt with via a residual spray applied to their daylight hiding places

Ongoing maintenance throughout the mosquito season is critical March through October in Georgia