It is rare to find a pest or animal that everyone around the globe collectively despises, but the mosquito takes the cake. Mosquitoes inspire fear around the globe because they are the deadliest species known to man. They bite, they buzz, and they make the outdoors unpleasant. Not only do they bite, but they spread deadly diseases as well. To get rid of mosquitoes, you need to find out where mosquitoes hide.
Why do Mosquitoes Bite?
To find out where mosquitoes hide, you need to first understand why they are around in the first place. The hiding spots and bites both relate to each other.
Mosquitoes hide to lay their eggs, but first, they need to bite. The mosquitoes doing the biting are females. Female mosquitoes bite you because they need the blood to nourish their eggs. When the eggs are healthy, a mosquito lays them in wet areas all over your property.
Where do Mosquitoes Hide?
Mosquitoes need standing water to lay their eggs. When the eggs hatch into larvae, they need to be on the water until they mature. Within 2 days, eggs hatch. Larvae and pupae need the water to stay alive. If the water source dries up, the pupae and larvae cannot survive. If no water source is present in the first place, the female mosquito won’t lay her eggs. A female can lay more than 100 eggs at a time, and they lay eggs several times during their adult life. The average lifespan of a mosquito is 10 days for male and 40 to 55 days for females.
To deter female mosquitoes and ensure the young ones cannot survive, get rid of standing water around your home. Sources of standing water are:
These are just a few areas that attract female mosquitoes. To ensure you get rid of all the areas of water around your home, Parkway Pest Services has a mosquito control program that includes a thorough inspection, identification of potential breeding grounds, and treatment of the breeding and resting sites on your property. To learn more about our effective mosquito control solutions, simply contact us today.