- Aggressive daytime biting mosquitoes; typically biting in early morning and late afternoon
- Will bite people and animals indoors and outdoors
- Tend to stay lower to the ground and commonly bite below the knee
- Lay individual eggs that can survive on dry surfaces for six months or more
- Short flight range, so are often active near water source
How We Can Fight the NEW Bite Together
While we set new, specially designed traps, provide prevention and control in public areas, and actively look for signs of these mosquitoes, we need you to prevent mosquitoes on your own property by dumping out all types of standing water on a regular basis. Keep in mind mosquitoes need very little water to complete their life cycle; therefore some areas may not be as obvious as others. Even things like bottle caps, empty cans and bottles lying around your own yard can become sources of mosquitoes.
What to Do If You Are Being Bitten by Mosquitoes
If in spite of all of your best efforts, you are still being bitten by any mosquito while on your own property:
- Swat a mosquito, stick it in a clear plastic bag or use clear tape and tape it to a piece of paper.
- Contact the District to request service for mosquitoes.
- Tape the mosquito sample (dead mosquito in a bag or on a piece of paper) to your front door or gate so that when our employee arrives, we can identify the type of mosquito that has been biting you and look for the potential source of the mosquitoes.
If we work together, we can all do our part to try to prevent either of these invasive mosquito species from joining the 23 other mosquito species we already have here in Contra Costa County. Let's Fight the NEW Bite!