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Mosquito 101: How Do They Breed?

Have you ever noticed that once you have a few mosquitoes, suddenly it seems as though you have 100? That’s because of their breeding behaviors. If you have found yourself in a battle with these awful pests, it might help you to understand how they breed and multiply so quickly. We’re fairly confident that once you know, you’ll definitely see a need for Hilton Head mosquito treatment.

How Do Mosquitoes Breed?

For most species of mosquitoes, they need a source of standing water to breed. This can be anything from a birdbath in a yard, to an outside water dish, to a leaf that has collected a small pool of water. Females will fly and hover over the water and drop their eggs, in some cases one at a time. The problem is that females can lay thousands of eggs over the course of their lifetimes. So, it’s easy to see how you can quickly develop a mosquito problem.

Why are Large Numbers of Mosquitoes Dangerous?

Once mosquitoes start to multiply in your yard, the situation can become hazardous for you and your family. Mosquitoes are known carriers of diseases, which means it’s not just the little, itchy welts that you want to avoid. Being bitten by a mosquito can mean contracting a disease like:

• Zika virus

• West Nile virus

• Yellow fever

• Denge fever

• Malaria

Some of these diseases are growing more common among mosquitoes; even those that are native to our region of South Carolina.

Hilton Head Mosquito Treatment

The best way to ensure you’re able to steer clear of mosquitoes is to invest in Hilton Head mosquito treatment for your property. Here at Island Pest Control, we have a number of options to choose from that will meet your unique needs.

We offer a free 58 point pest inspection, which allows us to decipher exactly where your problem stems from.

How can we help you with mosquitoes? Contact us!