Terry Lilletvedt, Chairperson
Rick Harada, Member
Kim Cripps, Member
Brad Ruhkamp, Member
Debbie Walker, Member
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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