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What is a mosquito’s hunting range? A group of us spent an hour at a campsite killing mosquitoes by hand, and we pretty well cleared out the area. I will be trying insect-killer spray this summer. Much faster!
Submitted by – Dick, Golden, CO
Your dedication to eliminating mosquitoes by hand is admirable. Unfortunately, your method—hand killing—could set you up for a long night. Depending on the species, mosquitoes range varying distances, with one to three miles being common—and seven miles being none too rare. Longer distances than that have also been well-substantiated. —Buck