Mosquitoes can live in almost any environment, with the exception of extreme cold weather. They favor forests, marshes, tall grasses and weeds, and ground that is wet at least part of the year. Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes are among the most common permanent water mosquitoes. Many permanent water mosquitoes can also breed in containers that collect and hold water, such as wading pools, buckets or toys left outside.
Mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans and they also can transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heart worms, eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus.
CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:
An important part of mosquito control around homes is making sure that mosquitoes don't have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle, it's important to monitor standing water sources. Aedes mosquitoes frequently bite indoors, using structural barriers is an important way to reduce the incidence of bites.