There are about 170 different kinds of mosquitoes in North America alone. These pests are part of the same family as houseflies and fruit flies, because they all have two clear, veined wings.

The mosquitoes are a family of small, midge-like flies: the Culicidae. Although most species are harmless and in many cases,  even useful to humanity, most are a nuisance because they consume blood from living vertebrates, including humans.

Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice throughout the world and especially in our regional hot and humid climate.