Each region in Virginia is
unique as far as mosquitoes go. For example, only in the
coastal communities will you experience the pesky "salt marsh"
mosquitoes. If you live near woods that have a lot of standing
water in the spring, you may notice the common
spring time mosquito, Ochlerotatus canadensis.
Most everyone has likely
observed or been bitten by the Asian tiger mosquito. The Asian
tiger is an exotic
and invasive mosquito that has become a significant pest throughout
Virginia. Asian tiger mosquitoes lay their eggs ONLY in
"containers" of water or tree holes. This mosquito does not
lay her eggs in ground puddles, ponds, or ditches, and the best way
to control the Asian tiger is by eliminating its breeding places.
Learn more about the Asian tiger mosquito and ways to
eliminate breeding places around your home by reading the
compliments of the
Fairfax County Health Department, Disease Carrying Insects Program.