Date Posted: August 14, 2023
Mosquitoes are found throughout the entire state of Connecticut from March through September. During the breeding season, the female mosquitoes must take a blood meal and are constantly on the lookout for a human or animal host. When they bite you, these disease-carrying insects could leave behind more than just an itchy bug bite.
At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we know how to keep you and your pets safe by keeping your yard mosquito-free. Our Connecticut pest control technicians have dealt with these potentially dangerous insects for decades and can help you discover why mosquitoes are swarming your property.
Mosquito Populations Can Grow Rapidly
Mosquitoes in Connecticut require water to reproduce. During the spring and summer months, a female mosquito will find a body of water to lay her eggs in. While they can lay their eggs in ponds and other large bodies of water, only a few inches of water is required.
On average, a female mosquito can lay around 100 eggs at one time. The eggs and baby mosquitoes have to stay in the water until the mosquito has gone through the first three stages of life and reaches full maturity. It takes a mosquito larva about one week to reach full maturity; this means that if the mosquitoes use your yard as a breeding ground, you can have several hundred mosquitoes swarming around your property in just a few days.
What Happens When A Mosquito Bites You
Male mosquitoes don't bite humans or animals and don't drink blood. Instead, they live off of plant nectar. Female mosquitoes are the only ones that require a blood meal because they need extra protein to reproduce.
When the female mosquito bites you, she will insert her thin, needle-like mouthpiece into your skin. Then, the mosquito injects a small amount of saliva into your body right before it drinks your blood. Mosquitoes can become infected with various diseases and can spread dangerous illnesses, including the West Nile virus, dengue fever, and tularemia.
Naturally Effective Mosquito Prevention Tips For Around The Yard
The best way to keep mosquitoes away from your property is to make it as inhospitable as possible. Some of the things that you can do to prevent a mosquito infestation on your property include:
- Remove any objects from your yard that can collect and hold water.
- Keep the grass in your yard cut as short as possible.
- Make sure that your yard can drain water away from your home.
- Reduce the number of shaded areas in your yard by limiting the amount of trees and vegetation.
If you have tried these suggestions but are still seeing mosquitoes around your property, call a professional mosquito control specialist as soon as possible. But in the meantime, try to avoid going outdoors at dusk and dawn to reduce your chances of being bitten by a mosquito. Most mosquitoes are the most active when the sun is rising and when it is setting.
The Most Effective Mosquito Control For Your Property
Getting rid of mosquitoes around your Connecticut property can be stressful and overwhelming for most homeowners. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we take the hassle and stress out of mosquito control. Call us today to see how we can help make your yard mosquito-free again.