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Mosquito Information
BASIC FACTS

Home Range
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are limited to a flight range of about 300 feet from their breeding ground while most other species have a home range of 1 to 3 miles from their breeding ground.

Life Span
Male mosquitoes live for 10 to 20 days, but most adult females can live up to 100 days.

Development
Mosquitoes only take 4 to 7 days to develop from an egg to adulthood.  This means that breeding grounds only need to be present for a week for mosquito eggs to hatch.

More Information
Mosquito FAQs

Mosquito Facts

EPA Mosquito Information

Mosquito Life Cycle Information


BREEDING GROUNDS

Mosquitoes can breed anywhere there is standing or stagnant water.  Can any of these potential breeding grounds be found in your backyard?

     - Uncovered trash cans
     - Old tires
     - Bird baths/pet water dishes
     - Outdoor pipes and hoses
     - Stagnant swimming pools
     - Flower pots/planter boxes
     - Tarps
     - Clogged rain gutters
     - Toys

Facts Sheets
Mosquito Larval Habitats

Mosquito Prevention and Protection

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Mosquito Spraying

MD Department of Agriculture Fact Sheet


PREVENTION AND PROTECTION

Insect Repellant
DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) concentrations in products can range from 5% to 100%.  According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), "Products with <10% active ingredient may offer only limited protection, often 1 - 2 hours...Studies suggest that concentrations of DEET above approximately 50% do not offer marked increase in protection time against mosquitoes; DEET efficacy tends to plateau at a concentration of approximately 50%."  CDC Travel Protection Guide

Other Options
For more information about bug-zappers, ultrasonic devices, mosquito traps, citronella candles, and other alternatives, please visit Mosquito Facts.


DISEASE FACT SHEETS

West Nile
     Humans

     Animals

Chikungunya
     CDC Chikungunya

     Chikungunya Facts
  
For a full list of mosquito borne diseases
     Mosquito Borne Disease

     Minnesota Department of Health

MARYLAND MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM

     Maryland Department of Agriculture