Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Mosquito Identification Guide

Learn About the Mosquito Life Cycle & Anatomy

By DoMyOwn staff
Graphic listing the various diseases mosquitoes carry
There are over 170 different types (species) of mosquitoes in the United States. While they may vary slightly in the way they look, they have one thing in common, the females of most species must obtain a blood meal to lay eggs. While the small amount of blood taken from the person or animal is usually of no consequence, however the saliva left behind can be highly irritating and they are also carriers of diseases and parasites. Keeping the mosquito population on your property under control can help limit their contact with people and animals.
Diagram of a mosquito's life cycle
Adult mosquitoes are typically less than 1 inch long. Immature mosquitoes or mosquito larva range in size from 1/16" - 1/2" in size depending on how old the larva is.
Diagrams of the adult and larval stages of a mosquito

Adult Mosquitoes

  • Slender body
  • Scaled wings
  • Long legs
  • Typically less than 1 inch in length

Immature Mosquitoes or larva

  • Thin worm like body
  • Noticeable head

Adult Mosquitoes

  • Range in color from light gray to black with white striped legs

Immature Mosquitoes or larva

  • Range in color from light gray to brown
Map showing the range of the mosquito in the United States
Where do Mosquitoes live? Mosquitoes can be found in every state in the US. Areas with calm bodies of water and areas that receive large amounts of rain are likely to have larger populations of mosquitoes.

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