There are about 170 different kinds of mosquitoes in North America alone. These pests are part of the same family as houseflies and fruit flies, because they all have two clear, veined wings.
Best known as a summer pest, Mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days.
Size: 1/4" to 3/8"
Shape: Narrow, oval
Color: Pale brown with whitish stripes across abdomen.
Common Name: Mosquito
Blacklegged ticks (Deer Ticks) get their name because they have coloring similar to deer. They are found in the Northeastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern United States.
Shape: Flat, broad, oval
Color: Dark brown to black
Common Name: Deer tick
Species: Ixodes scapularis