To be able to breed and lay eggs, mosquitoes require a source of standing water. Most commonly, they seek out areas that have shallow stagnant water, but they also can utilize deep puddles. The female mosquito will lay anywhere from 100 to 300 eggs at a time. These eggs are submerged into the standing water. The raft of eggs can look like a speck floating in the water, making it difficult to notice them.
Do Mosquitoes Breed Without Water?
Water is a key component in mosquito eggs hatching correctly. Some types of mosquitoes will lay their eggs directly on the water, while others will lay their eggs nearby the source of standing water. While rare, eggs that are laid too far away from the water are able to survive for years before hatching. However, in general, mosquitoes need water to reproduce.
Mosquito Breeding Grounds in Lubbock TX
There are many areas around your home that can be susceptible to mosquito breeding. These insects are opportunistic and will utilize even the smallest source of stagnant water to lay their eggs. This makes it important to know how to prevent mosquitoes from using your yard as their breeding grounds each and every year. The professional exterminators at D’s Pest Control can help locate potential breeding grounds near your home and eliminate them before mosquito season.