The Salt Marsh Mosquito is our most common mosquito in the Florida Keys, outside of Key West, with Aedes aegypti being the most common in Key West. The Salt Marsh Mosquito is known as a nuisance mosquito creating havoc on outdoor activities during dawn and dusk, particularly in the Upper Keys. The Salt Marsh Mosquito is a migrating mosquito that is often seen moving into the Florida Keys from the Everglades during “blow-ins”, looking like clouds on doppler radar.
Larval are found in fresh and brackish water pools near salt marshes. The adults are fierce biters and strong fliers; they are controlled by aerial adulticiding and larviciding.