Tuesday, March 3, 2020
DIY & Pest Control Services To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes From Your Yard
Are you ready for the mosquito breeding season? How can you eliminate the mosquitoes from your yard? Listed below are a few tips on how to lower the chances that these pests will breed in your yard this summer. In order to get rid of mosquitoes from your property effectively, you have to know a bit more about these insects. By understanding their breeding cycles, habitats, and habits, you will be better prepared in defending your home. Mosquito Breeding Cycles Why are mosquitoes prominent in your yard? What is it about your property that has these insects hovering around and waiting for their next bite? The process of how mosquitoes mate is quite intriguing because female mosquitoes have to encounter a male mosquito only once to mate and they can produce eggs as much as five times during summer from just one encounter. After mating with the male mosquito, the female mosquito will rest for a while before she sets of to find a place where she can lay her eggs. The ideal locations are swamps, marshes, water, or any place where there’s enough moisture. The location where female mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs differ according to their species. There are some that lay their eggs in clumps or singly on the water surface while others lay above the water line where they will stay until rain comes and raises the water level, which will then submerge the eggs and make them hatch. When the eggs hatch, they will turn into larvae and then mature into a pupae and become an adult mosquito. The life cycle of mosquitoes will depend on the species, sex, weather conditions, and a lot more. They could live everywhere from one week to several months, which a few species capable to overwinter as adults. Breeding Locations Mosquitoes have lots of breeding locations but it will take only a small amount of water for a female mosquito to lay her eggs. You should inspect for stagnant water. The common places you need to check are the gutters, downspouts, tarps, tires, pots and planters, bird baths, open buckets and trash cans, and everything else that can hold water after a rain.