Mosquito 101

In order to get effective mosquito control we must first understand them.

LifeCycle

Mosquitoes have 4 stages in their lifecycle, egg, larvae, pupa, and adult. Mosquitoes need water to breed, they lay their eggs in water, and then the eggs hatch into larvae. These larvae spend their life in water. They then enter the pupa stage in water until they hatch into the adult mosquito. They then fly away, in search of their first blood meal so they can start the entire process over. This entire life cycle can take as little as 2 -3 weeks.  As may have guessed eliminating and treating standing water is key to lowering the mosquito population. We will evaluate your property, making recommendations on any standing water. We will also treat any pooling water with our all-natural larvicide to kill mosquitoes in the egg through pupa stage.

Do All Mosquitoes Bite

No. Only female mosquitoes Bite. Female mosquitoes need protein to produce eggs. They obtain this protein by feeding on the blood of humans and other animals. Since the male mosquito does not produce eggs they do no need protein. They feed on carbohydrates in the form of nectar from plants, often on the underside of leaves.

Where do mosquitoes go during the day?

Although mosquitoes can be found during the day, most seek the shelter of shade as they are sensitive to sunlight. They harbor on the underside of plant leaves, under decks and house eves. We will treat these areas with our natural mosquito spray while they are at rest. Killing any mosquitoes that come in contact with it, and leaving a coating of our organic mosquito spray that repels mosquitoes for 2 -3 weeks.

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