It’s an unfortunate truth…spring means mosquitoes! The buzzing in your ear, the itchy bites, and the risk of disease transmission are all valid reasons to despise these tiny blood suckers. Let’s take a closer look at this common Capital Region pest.
- Only female mosquitoes actually bite and that is because they need the protein in blood to produce eggs
- Mosquito activity increases when there is a full moon up to an estimated 500%
- Mosquitoes lay eggs in still water and these eggs can hatch within 48 hours
- Mosquitoes are capable of laying over 100 eggs at a time
- There are four life cycle stages of the mosquito – egg, larvae, pupae, adult
The good news is there are steps you can take to minimize the mosquito population in your yard and around your home. One important step is to eliminate any standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs such as bird baths (change the water often), kiddie pools (empty when not in use), rain barrels (cover them), and clogged gutters (keep them clean and flowing). Another important step is to contact your local pest control company for effective mosquito control treatments.
If you would like to learn about mosquito control options for your yard, please contact us. We offer mosquito control for the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.