A Mosquito That Doesn't Bite

Posted by Tammy Sons on 2nd Feb 2016

Wednesday, January 19

It's hard to believe that there are any good mosquitoes out there. There may be one good one, though. Not only does it not bite, it actually eats the larvae of bad mosquitoes!

Meet Toxorhynchites also known as a mosquito hawk. Strange that it can be one of the largest mosquitoes in existence, but not one of the most painful. Interestingly, the oil from the sassafras tree can be used as a mosquito repellant. Look for the sassafras tree in our tree nursery.