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Mosquito Species and Facts - North Fork Mosquito Abatement District

Mosquito Species and Facts

Culex mosquitoes carry West Nile virus, among other nasty illnesses such as Equine Encephalitis. Aedes species carry heartworm, a parasite that can kill your dog or cat. There are some reports of various species of Aedes also carrying West Nile virus, however the particular types of Aedes have not been identified in the North Fork District. Regardless, it is absolutely essential that every resident practice appropriate mosquito bite prevention! There isn’t one single mosquito control product that will kill 100% of flying and biting adults, regardless of mosquito species, or type of product.

 

 

To learn about the five main mosquito species in our valley, click on the species name below.