Color: White and black striped legs and body.
Shape: Long, segmented body with a pair of wings.
Size: About 1/8(2-10 mm)
Adult mosquitoes are commonly found in bushes and shrubs because they feed on plant nectar. Females need a blood meal in order to produce new eggs. Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous diseases including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis, Chikungunya and West Nile virus - a mosquito-borne disease of growing concern in the United States. If you are concerned about mosquito control on your property, contact a mosquito management company or your local mosquito abatement district for advice on how to get rid of mosquitoes..