Would you know an Asian Tiger Mosquito if it bit you over the head

Asian Tiger Mosquito

The Asian Tiger Mosquito is black with white stripes

Here is a picture of an Asian Tiger Mosquito. They don’t look too much different from regular mosquitoes.

Would you know one if you saw it? What’s the difference between these an other mosquitoes.

According to Mosquito.org, there are 174 species of mosquitoes in the United States – and growing. In Maryland, there are 58 species currently identified says Larry Johnson of Mosquito Squad of Frederick Maryland on his blog. Asian Tiger mosquitoes are different from most of the other 58 species of mosquitoes identified in Maryland.  They are very aggressive day feeders.  They’re very fast and leave their bite before you know they’ve been there.

What makes them a little scarier is they don’t need a lot of water to breed.  They can lay their eggs in tree holes, gutters, and other small places where water puddles.

Mosquito Squad treatment has shown to be effective in fighting Asian Tiger Mosquitoes in the Frederick, MD area.

Asian Tiger mosquito stripes on legs

Asian Tiger mosquito stripes on legs

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Asian Tiger mosquitoes are known carriers of Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus, and Encephalitis.

Mosquito Squad has 8 locations in Maryland. With Mosquito Squad, your yard is sprayed every three weeks throughout the entire summer/mosquito season eliminating 90+% of the mosquitoes in your yard. Here are the locations in Maryland:

Greater Washington DC • visit washingtondc.mosquitosquad.com (571) 830 – 8002 • email: DC@mosquitosquad.com

Annapolis • visit annapolis.mosquitosquad.com (877) 667 – 0823 • email: annapolis@mosquitosquad.com

, MD • visit westmontgomery.mosquitosquad.com (301) 444 – 5566 • email: westmontco@mosquitosquad.com

Howard County • visit howard-county.mosquitosquad.com (301) 926 – 3001 • email: howardcounty@mosquitosquad.com

Staring an Asian Tiger Mosquito in the eyes

Staring an Asian Tiger Mosquito in the eyes

Montgomery County • visit montgomery-county.mosquitosquad.com (301) 926 – 3001 • email: montgomerycounty@mosquitosquad.com

Frederick • visit frederick.mosquitosquad.com (301) 263 – 7220 • email: frederick@mosquitosquad.com

Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware • visit easternshore.mosquitosquad.com (443) 282 – 1164 • email: easternshore@mosquitosquad.com

Northeastern Baltimore • visit nebaltimore.mosquitosquad.com (410) 529 – 8885 • email: nebaltimore@mosquitosquad.com

To find out if there’s a Mosquito Squad near you, check out the Mosquito Squad web site:


Close-up of Asian Tiger Mosquito

Close-up of Asian Tiger Mosquito

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