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Native Mosquito Species (3)

All mosquito species need water to develop into adults. The preferred water source can vary widely from seemingly clean water to foul, stagnant water. The size of the water source can also vary, from small puddles to green swimming pools and ponds. For more detailed information, please visit our vector page.

Within the District, three Culex mosquito species are capable of transmitting West Nile virus, St. Louis Encephalitis virus, and Western Equine Encephalitis virus.

There are about 14 native mosquito species within the District that are considered to be of public health concern because of their nuisance biting or potential to transmit pathogens through their bite. To learn more about mosquitoes and the species found in the District, visit our vector page.

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