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Warming Up to Ticks and Mosquitoes

On May 17, 2023, the Friends of Dyke Marsh hosted a presentation by Kasha Helget on the value of ticks and mosquitoes, how to identify them, their life cycles and eco-friendly management responses.

house mosquito   tick
House mosquito (Culex pipiens)
Photo by Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org
  Blacklegged tick, (Ixodes scapularis)
Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

While some ticks and mosquitoes can spread diseases, these insects are food for some wildlife and mosquitoes are also pollinators.  You can learn more about her talk in this May 25 Mount Vernon Gazette article. View the full presentation here.

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