Biology & Behavior Mosquitoes can be a large nuisance, especially during the warmer months. Backyards should be enjoyed without their swarms or bites. Males usually go after flowers where the females are the ones sucking the blood of its hosts to help with egg production. They have long needle like mouth parts that help with penetrating through flesh. They lay their eggs in standing water and the eggs hatch into small worms that appear to be dancing to help propel them through the water. Bites can cause itching and Homeowners have to be specially careful with Mosquitoes since some may carry the West Nile Virus.
Control Methods The best way to control mosquito population is to remove their breeding ground. Locate and remove all sources of standing water, including clogged drains, clogged gutters/spouts, holes in trees, play equipment, poorly drained turf, long standing pools or buckets, etc. Keep screen in good working order to prevent them from entering your home, and wear long sleeve shirts and pants to help prevent bites. Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535.
Apply insecticide to lawn and turf and under brush during low temperatures, typically in the early morning, and when the chances of rain are low.
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