Mosquito Larvicide (Larvae Control by Water Treatment)

mosquitoes in water-mosquito larvicide

Mosquitoes breed in a variety of aquatic habitats with stagnant water. Some species use human-made containers associated with human habitats such as tires, bins, gutters, rain barrels, or birdbaths as breeding sites. Other floodwater species hatch in great numbers at the same time after heavy rain or flooding. Control strategies depend on species and the … Read more

How Long Do Mosquitoes Live?

how long does a mosquito live

There is no straightforward answer to this question. Most adult female mosquitoes, which are the mosquitoes that bite, can live for about two weeks to a month. However, this can vary greatly, as you will see below. What is the Lifespan of an Individual Mosquito? An adult mosquito can live from just a few days … Read more

What Do Mosquitoes Eat?

mosquito eating nectar

Mosquitoes are a common and persistent pest that many people despise. One of the fascinating facts about mosquitoes is how their diet can affect biting habits and reproduction. These insects feed on plant nectar, and the female mosquito supplements her diet with blood meals which allow her to produce eggs. This article will discuss the … Read more

Do Mosquitoes Sleep?

mosquito resting on a branch

Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying creatures on Earth. They come out at dusk and can ruin an evening outside in a matter of minutes. Mosquito bites itch, swell up, and may even become infected if they aren’t handled properly. You can even get mosquito bites while sitting inside your home with all doors … Read more

Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Light?

Are mosquitoes attracted to different color light?

Mosquitoes are vectors of many diseases, and to prevent these diseases, there is often not much of an alternative to chemical treatments for mosquito eradication. But this can be detrimental to the environment and cause resistance in the mosquitoes. So alternative ways of reducing mosquito populations are needed. Bug zappers that use fluorescent tubes to … Read more

Where Do Mosquitoes Live?

Pond with mosquito larvae

As the weather gets warmer, you will soon be seeing those annoying mosquitoes. As you notice more of these insects with their itchy bites and their infuriating buzzing, you may wonder where they are coming from. In this post, you will discover that they live in different environments at different periods in their life cycle. … Read more

Can Mosquitoes See In The Dark?

can mosquitoes see in the dark

A female mosquito in need of a blood meal to provide protein for her eggs will search for a host. This will be a human or an animal. As they often bite at night, how do they find their hosts? Do they have a good night view, or do they have other senses they use … Read more

Why Do Mosquitoes Buzz?

why do mosquitoes make that annoying buzzing sound

Mosquitoes are darned irritating insects! They bite us, leave itchy bumps, and can transmit diseases. On top of this, they make their annoying high-pitched whine, especially at night when we’re trying to get to sleep. Have you ever wondered why they do this and if it’s just to drive us mad? Well, it’s not something … Read more

How Do Mosquitoes Mate?

mosquito mating

Mosquitoes are certainly one of the most detested insects in the world, spreading disease and leaving itchy bites. They can ruin a summer evening barbecue in no time, and their incessant buzzing at night is exasperating. You may know a little about the mosquito life-cycle, but have you considered how they mate? They only live … Read more

Insecticides For Mosquito Foggers

insecticides for mosquito foggers

You might have tried a few ways to get rid of mosquitoes but find you are still getting bitten every time you go outside. Short of covering up, spraying a repellent on your skin and clothes (which are the most effective forms of protection), you’re at a loss to know what to do. You know … Read more