(269) 993-0051
What's Bugging You?

Mosquitoes

We all know how obnoxious this insect can be…  But did you know that the mosquito is the deadliest animal on the planet? Over a million people are killed by mosquito-borne diseases each year.

UNDERSTANDING THE MOSQUITO LIFE CYCLE

Mosquitoes go through four stages in their lifecycles: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. In most species, adult females lay their eggs in stagnant water. Some lay eggs near the water’s edge; others attach their eggs to aquatic plants. Some breed in lakes, some in temporary puddles. While others prefer to breed in rainwater accumulated in holes in tree trunks, or a cupped leaf.

The first three stages—egg, larva, and pupa—are largely aquatic. These stages typically last 5 to 14 days, depending on the species and the temperature. Mosquitoes living in regions, like Michigan,  where some seasons are freezing or waterless spend part of the year in diapause; they delay their development, typically for months, and carry on with life only when there is enough water or warmth for their needs.

Eggs hatch to become larvae, which grow until they are able to change into pupae. The adult mosquito emerges from the mature pupa as it floats at the water surface. Bloodsucking mosquitoes, depending on species, sex, and weather conditions, have potential adult lifespans ranging from as short as a week to as long as several months.

Pest Pros Seasonal Service Add-On Option – Mosquito Control

  • Add-On Service to any of our seasonal treatment services
  • Visual Inspection of harborage areas around your yard, recommendations on removal and prevention of further issues.
  • Treatment as needed where issues are identified

Having an Outdoor Event?

  • There are several steps to successfully controlling Mosquitoes.
  • We will do a free evaluation of the property to design a customized approach several weeks before your event.
  • We will likely make several appointments before the day of your event, and on the day of the event itself
  • Give us a call to set-up a Consultation
Get a FREE Quote

Contact Us

mosquitos
Mosquitos
Pest Pros of Michigan