Where do mosquitoes breed in Bristol?
Mosquitoes typically require stagnant water to breed. This standing water can be found in a variety of areas outside your property, most commonly:
- Ponds, marches, and bogs
- Birdbaths or fountains
- Pools or spas
- Garden planters
- Children’s playsets
- Stacks of tires
- Clogged gutters/drains
Where Are Mosquito Eggs Found?
There’s a reason why you typically see mosquitoes hovering in areas around water. To be able to reproduce and lay eggs, mosquitoes need to be near standing water. They prefer areas with shallow stagnant water but may utilize deeper bodies of water as well. The female mosquito will lay anywhere from 100 to 300 eggs at a time. These eggs are submerged into the standing water. The minuscule raft of eggs can look like a speck floating in the water.
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Can Mosquitoes Survive Without Water?
Water is needed for mosquito eggs to hatch, which is why mosquito breeding grounds are near sources of water. Some species will lay their eggs directly on the water, while others will lay their eggs nearby the source of standing water. While rare, eggs that are laid too far away from the water are able to survive for years before hatching. However, in general, mosquitoes need water to reproduce.
Common Mosquito Breeding Grounds in Bristol
Unfortunately, there are many areas in your backyard that can easily become a hotspot for mosquitoes. These insects are opportunistic and will utilize even the smallest source of stagnant water to lay their eggs. For this reason, it’s important to identify areas in your yard that may be prone to mosquitoes. Professional mosquito exterminators at Leo’s Pest Control can help locate potential breeding grounds near your home and eliminate them before mosquito season.
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