Terry Lilletvedt, Chairperson
Rick Harada, Member
Kim Cripps, Member
Brad Ruhkamp, Member
Debbie Walker, Member
Our core function is to prevent disease and save lives. Mosquitoes have the greatest public health importance among all insects. Not only because of being a nuisance and blood feeders, but also transmitting disease among humans and animals.
Key points to know about mosquitoes
- Mosquitoes must have water to complete their life cycle.
- Only seven days are required to complete their life cycle during warm weather.
- Mosquitoes do not develop in grass or shrubbery, although flying adults frequently rest in these areas.
- Only the female mosquito bites to obtain a blood meal. The male mosquito lives on plant juices.
- The female may live as long as three weeks during the summer or may months over the winter