Mosquito Resources

How To Identify Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes exhibit distinct physical characteristics that set them apart from other insects. They are generally small, ranging in size from 3 to 6 millimeters in length, with a slender and elongated body. Their most recognizable feature is their long, needle-like mouthparts called proboscises, which they use for feeding. Mosquitoes have two pairs of wings, with the hind wings typically smaller and more feathery than the front wings. Their six legs are long and slender, often with fine hairs. Mosquitoes come in various colors, but they are commonly gray or brown, with some species displaying more distinctive markings such as stripes or spots on their bodies and legs.

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Mosquito Research

The Orkin Resource Center provides articles and information
to help you identify a potential infestation and how to address it.