Trivia Time: Guess the Amount of Mosquito Species in Massachusetts

Posted by AllGreen on June 5, 2020

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “mosquito?” Chances are, the words annoying, bothersome, pesky, and bites all come to mind. While these certainly are fitting adjectives, Massachusetts mosquito control surveys have a piece of information that may be a bit more alarming.

When it concerns the local mosquito population, researchers unveiled that in Massachusetts alone, there are 50 different species. Who would have thought? Most hear the word mosquito and associate the undesirable adjectives with one species. They’re all the same, right? Guess again.

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No one species is alike

While some of the mosquito population is commonly found, other species are rarely seen. With their own unique set of characteristics, species differ in habitat and food preference. Another factor that comes into play is the time of year and temperature. Believe it or not, Massachusetts mosquito control depends on the season and environment at hand. A species that may be prominent during the early spring is rarely found during the fall months. Likewise, some mosquitos are more active at night, while others prefer to annoy you during the beautiful summer days.

Aedes vexans

A prevelant summer mosquito, this species is also generational. So, unlike other species that die off after a single lifespan, this species repopulates itself making the longevity of its presence much longer. The indiscriminative preference of habitat helps keeps this species going strong as well. A known suspect of EEE, this species is considered a major threat during all seasons.

Coquillettidia perturbans

Another very common species, the coquillettidia perturbans is a vicious biter. Not only does this species bite humans, but birds and other mammals are on the diet as well. Because of the widespread attractive to all, EEE transmission is high with this species making it imperative for Massachusetts mosquito control methods to eliminate the larvae.

Ochlerotatus abserratus

This early spring through early summer biter readily bites in shaded areas during the day. Feeding on both humans and other mammals, the ochlerotatus abserratus prefers natural water for breeding grounds.

Ochlerotatus canadensis

One the colerotatus abserratus move out, the ochlerotatus canadensis appear. These fiercely aggressive pests are suspect n the transmission of EEE as well as heartworm to dogs.

While the list goes on, we believe you understand the imperative need for Massachusetts mosquito control. From EEE to West Nile, heartworm in your family pets is also a typical result of a mosquito bite. While there are several DIY methods of mosquito control, no one method will prove effective enough to eliminate the population in your yard.

At AllGreen Lawncare, we offer a variety of mosquito control programs that work for your budget and needs. Call our team today for more information, and to request your free estimate 781.762.7080.

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