Mosquito Control Upstate, NY
Mosquitoes can reach adulthood within only 5-14 days, and all they need is a shallow pool of water to breed. Items such as discarded tires, buckets, and birdbaths are perfect breeding grounds for them.
On average, females lay up to 300 eggs across a maximum of three times throughout their lifespan. Female mosquitoes typically live up to 2 months while male mosquitoes may only survive for 10 days or less.
Female mosquitoes must obtain protein from blood in order to lay eggs - that is why they bite people, while males do not. Most mosquitoes are incapable of flying long distances (up to a maximum of 1-3 miles) or at high speeds (1-1½ mph). For this reason, most female mosquitos will remain within several hundred feet away from their breeding grounds and hatching locations. To protect yourself against these pesky insects, it's essential to take measures such as mosquito control which eliminates any potential breeding sites in the vicinity of your home.
With an astute sense of smell, mosquitoes can detect a potential host from up to 100 feet away. Whether it's the carbon dioxide we exhale, lactic acid and octanol in our breath or sweat, or even the heat that radiates off us - these tiny pests are drawn like magnets to humans!