Mosquitos

Mosquitos

Mosquitos thrive outdoors in high moisture areas.

All mosquitoes must have water to complete their life cycle. Stagnant water left from monsoon rains can increase mosquito activity. Rain and irrigation water can produce hundreds of thousands of mosquitoes in as little as three days.

Facts

Mosquitoes can lay and hatch eggs in a very small amount of stagnant water.

Mosquitoes do not need blood to live, their main energy source is nectar from plants.

Females must consume blood before they can lay eggs so only females bite.

Mosquitoes are attracted to blue lights and dark clothing but not to reds and yellows.

They are especially attracted to carbon monoxide.

Solutions

Inspect your property thoroughly for any standing water.

Sanitize bird baths and ornamental yard fountains regularly.

Keep landscaped areas trimmed and clean.

Repair leaking sprinkler heads or irrigation lines.

Burn Citronella candles on your porch or patio.

Install yellow patio/porch lights.

Keep doors and windows closed or well screened.

Cover your body with long sleeves and pants when possible.

Apply repellents on all exposed skin.

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