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1 St Tammany Mosquito Control Bryan Massery Public Information Specialist

2 What do you know about mosquitoes ? They bite They live in water They are a nuisance You don’t like them They suck blood They itch

3 ...but did you know? Only female mosquitoes bite Not all water breed mosquitoes Mosquitoes can carry diseases There are approximately 40 different species of mosquitoes in St Tammany Parish

4 Where do mosquitoes breed? Swamps Marshes Floodwater Freshwater Septic ditches Containers Bird baths Pet bowls Tires Puddles Woodlands Tree holes Flower pots

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6 What do mosquitoes look like?

7 Mosquito Life Cycle

8 Egg Raft Mosquitoes can lay up to 400 eggs per egg raft at one time

9 Larvae Mosquito larvae go through 4 stages of development before they become pupae It takes about 5-10 days to reach the pupal stage depending on the species and weather conditions

10 Pupae Mosquitoes spend 2-3 days during this stage of development This is the final stage before they become adults Mosquitoes will no longer live in water after this

11 Adult An adult mosquito feeds on plant nectar the first few days of life Female mosquitoes can live 4-6 weeks, while males only live a few days

12 Up close and personal

13 Why Mosquito control? Because of the potential threat that mosquitoes can carry diseases that can make people sick.

14 What are the Diseases that mosquitoes can carry? EEE SLE WNV Dengue Fever Malaria Dog Heartworms

15 West Nile Virus (WNV)

16 How do we know if a mosquito has a disease?

17 You trap them!

18 How do we control mosquitoes? AdulticidingLarviciding

19 Questions?

20 St Tammany Mosquito Abatement District Airport Rd, Bldg 23 Slidell, LA


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