University of Wisconsin–Madison


Mosquitoes are annoying little pests that can drive you inside when you would rather be in the great outdoors. You can easily find information about lots of ways to prevent them from attacking you. But which of these methods works? To help you make an informed decision, this site will present the scientific evidence about the effectiveness of mosquito traps, candles and lanterns, electronic devices, home remedies, and bug sprays.  You can also find information about all the types of mosquitoes found in Wisconsin as well as current estimates of abundance in Dane County under the trap counts.

Please use the tabs above to learn about mosquitoes in Wisconsin, Mosquito-borne diseases, and what you can do to prevent being bitten!

The information on this site was gathered by scientists at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the University provided support for the development of this website.