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Mosquitoes and Standing Water: A Breeding Ground for Bloodsucking Insects! 🦟💦

Posted by Athena Hadjipanayis on Jun 20, 2023 1:51:32 PM

Have you ever wondered why there are still mosquitoes on your property, even though you are utilizing our mosquito spray services? The answer lies not in our treatment solution, but rather aligns with the common factor of having standing water within or near your property. Mosquitoes thrive in areas that are warm and have plenty of moisture. They lay their eggs in unagitated, stagnant water near the edges of lakes and ponds, among plants in swamps or marshes, or even in just a container that holds water.

Mosquito Habitats 🌻

Although different mosquito species prefer varying habitats, all mosquitoes like water and humidity because mosquito larvae and pupae live in stagnant water. They don't even need a large quantity of water to reproduce and can lay their eggs in as little as a bottle cap of water! It can be pretty difficult to get rid of every single source of standing water around your yard, it's good to try to spot these areas to reduce mosquito activity on your property. Even if you are successful in removing stagnant water on your property, standing water on a neighbor's property or surrounding nature can affect the active mosquito population in your own.

Life Cycle

  • Adult, female mosquitoes lay their eggs on the inner walls of containers with water, above the water line. They generally lay around 100 eggs at a time which are extremely hardy. They stick to the walls of a container like glue and can survive drying out for up to 8 months!
  • Larvae emerge from the eggs but only after the water level rises to cover them. Adding water to containers with eggs triggers the larvae to emerge. They then feed on microorganisms in the water and after molting three times, the larva becomes a pupa.
  • Pupa will develop until the body of the newly formed adult flying mosquito emerges from the pupal skin and then leaves the water!
  • After these adults emerge, males feed on nectar from flowers and females feed on humans and animals for blood to produce eggs. They will then look for water sources to produce more eggs!


Mosquito Breeding FAQs 🙋‍♀️

What do mosquito eggs look like in water?

A: A floating raft of eggs will resemble soot floating in the water.

Can mosquito larvae live out of water?

A: Mosquito larvae cannot survive without water. This means that if you're seeing an increase in mosquitoes, you should probably check for stagnant water on your property! We have a short checklist below that should get you started on doing so.

Why are mosquitoes attracted to water?

A: Mosquitoes are insects that live in water but they do get oxygen from the air. They are mainly attracted to it because they lay their eggs there to hatch more larvae. Female mosquitoes scout the moist locations to hatch their eggs!


Mosquito Home Checklist 💧🏡

Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water, even in the house. It's important to locate these possible breeding places and prevent them from occurring! Here's a short checklist to go through to make sure mosquitoes aren't breeding in any of these possible places.


 Mosquito Home Checklist Infographic


How Can Pure Solutions Protect You From Mosquitoes? 🌱

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It's important to also utilize organic, natural insect repellent and pesticides. Not only is it better for you, but also for the environment because they don't contain harsh chemicals. Natural insect repellent is just as effective at driving away bugs and a lot of them also contain antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties.

Pure Solutions has natural mosquito control sprays that offer prevention and eradication solutions for whatever mosquito issues you may have. We utilize National Organic Program-compliant products that are safer for kids, pets, and the environment. None of our equipment is contaminated by synthetic products because we only offer all-natural options! Because it's completely organic and mostly just contains essential oils, you can be outdoors immediately after our treatments. I've been around one of our technicians while he was spraying for mosquitoes and our treatment solution actually smells pretty good! It has a kind of a lemony-citrus smell that I actually find quite pleasant contrary to other non-organic methods.

You can receive a free quote by clicking the link below! Our team can assess your property and deliver a proposal for our mosquito control services. This is the first step to getting rid of those annoying mosquitoes in a completely organic way. What's best about this option is that it actually works!

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