DO YOU KNOW WHAT BUGS ARE FOUND IN PLACER COUNTY? AND DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND THEM?

CHOOSE THE RIGHT REPELLENT FOR THE RIGHT TIME, THE RIGHT ACTIVITY AND THE RIGHT BUG!

WHAT’S A SIX-LETTER WORD FOR “VAMPIRE BUG”?

GREEN BEES?
PINK MOSQUITOES?
WHY NOT?

TRAPS? REPELLENTS? GOOD BUGS? WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO BUST BAD BUGS BEFORE THEY BUST YOU?

IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS FOR A LARVA TO DEVELOP TO THE ADULT STAGE IN COLD WATER.

“MOSQUITO” MEANS ‘LITTLE FLY’ IN SPANISH.

BEFORE FEEDING, THE MOSQUITO PROBES THE SKIN AS MANY AS 20 TIMES.

IN THE INTEREST OF SCIENCE, ARCTIC RESEARCHERS UNCOVERED THEIR CHESTS, ARMS, AND LEGS AND REPORTED AS MANY AS 9,000 MOSQUITO BITES PER PERSON, PER MINUTE. AT THIS RATE, AN UNPROTECTED HUMAN WOULD LOSE ONE HALF OF HIS OR HER BLOOD SUPPLY IN APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS! THAT’S AMAZING!

MOST MOSQUITOES FEED PRIMARILY AT DAWN AND IN THE FEW HOURS AFTER DUSK.

A MOSQUITO’S WINGS BEAT FROM 300 TO 600 TIMES PER SECOND.

ONLY FEMALE MOSQUITOES BITE. FEMALE MOSQUITOES BITE IN SEARCH OF A BLOOD MEAL TO PRODUCE EGGS.

THE DISTRICT ALONG WITH LOCAL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO IMPROVE MORE THAN 30 MOSQUITO BREEDING SOURCES ANNUALLY THUS REDUCING MOSQUITO PRODUCTIVITY.

‘MOSQUITO HAWKS’, AS THEY ARE OFTEN CALLED, ARE ACTUALLY CRANE FLIES AND DO NO EAT MOSQUITOES. CRANE FLIES ARE HARMLESS AND ARE BENEFICIAL INSECTS.

EGGS OF FLOODWATER MOSQUITOES MAY REMAIN DORMANT FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND HATCH WHEN THEY ARE COVERED WITH WATER.

AN ADULT FEMALE MOSQUITO WEIGHS ONLY ABOUT 1/15,000 OUNCE (ABOUT 2.0 MILLIGRAMS).

MOSQUITOES FLY AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 1 AND 1.5 MILES PER HOUR.

JUST A FEW INCHES OF WATER IS ALL IT TAKES FOR A FEMALE TO DEPOSIT HER EGGS.

BE LIKE A TICK AND A FLYING LEAP! WHO KNOWS WHERE YOU’LL END UP…