Mosquitoes can successfully transmit various diseases such as West Nile virus, malaria, canine heartworm, Western Equine Encephalomyelitis virus, and St. Louis Encephalitis. There are approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes distributed worldwide, 53 different species occur in California and over 20 are found in Sacramento and Yolo counties.
In Sacramento and Yolo counties immature mosquitoes develop in agricultural, industrial, domestic and natural habitats. To see a complete description of mosquitoes found in Sacramento and Yolo counties, please click on the brochure Vectors of Concern.
The Life Cycle of a Mosquito
Mosquitoes need water to exist! This illustration shows the mosquito life cycle from egg to larva to pupa to adult. You can prevent mosquitoes from developing by removing or draining any container that supports this life cycle. In warm temperatures, mosquitoes can complete their life cycle in 7 to 10 days!
Reducing Mosquitoes Around Your Home
Check out these areas around your home where mosquitoes can breed.