Mosquitoes

One of the best known summer pests, mosquitoes breed in stagnant water or soft soil and can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days.
Only the female mosquitoes suck our blood. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar. They are most active from dusk to dawn and will fly up to 14 miles for a blood meal. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children’s wading pools and birdbaths.

Mosquitoes are well-known to spread diseases such as West Nile Virus, malaria and dengue fever. Over 300 million cases of malaria are reported  resulting in 100 million deaths vs. 300,000 to 600,000 cases of West Nile Virus.