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Mosquito 101: What Is the Mosquito Life Cycle

Mosquitoes are pests that everyone in South Carolina is familiar with. It seems these pests are everywhere and they can turn a great outdoors experience into a nightmare. Chances are pretty good that you’ve needed Hilton Head mosquito treatment on more than one occasion.

If you’re dealing with mosquitoes, it might be helpful to know more about them. The more you know about your enemy, the better prepared you are to defeat them. We’ll discuss their life cycle in this post.

The Mosquito Life Cycle

Mosquitoes go through four different stages of development. They are:

• The egg stage

• The larva stage

• The pupa stage

• The adult stage

Mosquitoes lay eggs, which take about 2 days before they hatch. Once they hatch, they enter the larva stage. During this phase of development, the larva will shed their skins four times. After the fourth time, they enter the pupa stage.

Mosquitoes will stay in their pupa stage for about 2 days, and after that, they enter their adult stage. Once a mosquito is an adult, it must take some time to prepare for flight. Because mosquito eggs are laid in water the mosquito has to dry off completely, so it can take a few days before a mosquito is ready to feed.

Different species of mosquitoes take different lengths of time to develop, and for some, it will depend on the temperature. Some mosquitoes develop in as little as four days, while others can take a month.

Do You Need Hilton Head Mosquito Treatment?

You can try to prevent mosquitoes at your home by getting rid of any standing water in your yard. Still, that’s not always enough.

If you’re in need of Hilton Head mosquito treatment, we can help you at Island Pest Control. We offer a variety of services to meet your needs. We’re state licensed and trained to provide you with the help you need. Contact us right away!