Pest Info » Mosquitoes

Aedes aegypti

Aedes mosquitoes transmit dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever, yellow fever and filariasis in some areas

Culex quinquefasciatus

Culex mosquitoes transmit encephalitis (JE) and filariasis

Aedes albopictus


Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria.

Getting to Know Mosquitoes

  • Mosquitoes undergo a complete metamorphosis i.e. the egg turns to larvae, pupae before developing into an adult.
  • Aedes mosquitoes live in close association with man. They can breed anywhere in the domestic environment. The female mosquito feed both indoors and outdoors during the early mornings and in the early evenings. They also prefer to rest indoors in secluded and in dark places.
  • Culex mosquitoes are predominant in the urban environment. They breed outdoors in polluted water which is rich in organic matter.
  • Anopheles mosquitoes are mostly found in the interior parts of the country. They can breed in many places from coastal waters to inland clear water from the streams.

Control Methods

  1. Adult Mosquitoes - Insecticide treatment with Thermal Fogging (oil based) or Misting (water based) will be encouraged at prime harborage areas.
  2. Larvae – Larvaciding using insecticide application will be performed at stagnant water areas to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and to knockdown any living larvae.