Adults are about 1/8-3/8” long, body and legs are usually covered with scales. They are mostly gray to black in color; some marked with white, silver, green, or iridescent blue scales. The head is long with 15-segmented antennae that are feathery on the male, hairy on the female. They have two wings that are long and narrow with scales along the veins and wing margin. Larvae have a wider head and thorax than the abdomen, the thorax consisting of 3 fused segments and being the widest. Antennas have only one segment. Their mouthparts with labial brush usually consist of numerous fine hairs.

Mosquito Information

Two Common Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes

Buzzing mosquitoes are a nuisance during the summer months. However, they can also carry potentially dangerous and sometimes fatal diseases. Here are some of the most common mosquito-borne illnesses in Western Canada. West Nile Virus (WNV) arrived in Canada about 20 years ago and is still one of the most prevalent diseases spread by mosquitoes….

Mosquito Fogging vs Mosquito Spraying

The word fogging is an old term in the pest control industry. At one time, mosquito fogging consisted of smoke generating equipment. With new and improved methods, mosquito spraying is now utilized more efficiently with the use of a motorized backpack sprayer. The Poulin’s treatment for mosquitoes utilizes a permethrin active ingredient mixed with water….

What’s Bugging You? 4 Pests You’ll Find at The Lake & Cabin

Warm weather rolling in means summer vacation, time off work, laying in the sun at the beach and enjoying relaxing weekends at the lake. Unfortunately, it also means unwanted guests could be tagging along during your summer fun. Heat and humidity are two ideal conditions for some of our most annoying little neighbors to thrive….