Category Archives: Mosquito

It’s fall, why am I still seeing mosquitoes?

In Contra Costa County, there’s more than one mosquito season because we have more than one type of mosquito. Contra Costa County is actually home to 23 known species of mosquitoes. Among these 23 different species, there are mosquitoes that have the ability … Continue reading

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Video Contest Teaches About Special Districts and Awards Scholarships

  The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is a special district. What does that mean? It means, the District was formed by local residents to provide local services and is: Not part of county government An independent and self-governed agency Governed … Continue reading

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Be A West Nile Watcher

Reduce the Risk of West Nile Virus–Be on the Lookout for Mosquitoes and Dead Birds   First come the hot days of summer, then the warm summer nights soon follow–and those warm nights actually increase the risk of West Nile virus … Continue reading

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Prevent Mosquito Bites

Dump Standing Water Today Rain, rain go away! If you listen closely, you just might hear your neighbors singing this song as winter, followed by spring rainfall placed Northern California at 104 percent of normal precipitation. And where there is … Continue reading

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A Scientist Explains Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

From Science Alert by Richard Halfpenny, THE CONVERSATION 19 AUG 2018 Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialise in biting humans. Instead, most are opportunistic feeders – feeding when they are able and from lots of … Continue reading

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Fight The NEW Bite – Stop the Invasion

  Take Action Now to Prevent Invasive Mosquito Species in Contra Costa County Just two counties now stand between Contra Costa County and mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika, dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. It’s time to Fight the … Continue reading

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Test your knowledge of Mosquitoes

How Much Do You Know About Invasive Mosquito Species? Click here to take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of mosquitoes. See what you know about Invasive Mosquito Species and how they could impact our quality of life here … Continue reading

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