Mosquito Facts

Mosquitos are annoying pests that can easily spoil our enjoyment of the outdoors. Though most mosquito bites result only in itching and skin irritation, some mosquitoes found in Massachusetts carry viruses that can cause illness. The two most prevalent mosquito-borne viruses in Massachusetts are West Nile Virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.

Mosquito Facts:

  • Only female mosquitoes bite people
  • There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes, 51 of which have been found in Massachusetts
  • Water is necessary for Mosquito eggs to hatch into larvae – that standing water found in mud, ponds, puddles, cans, tires, etc are common incubators
  • Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at one time
  • Hundreds of thousands are born during infestations
  • Mosquitoes rarely travel more than 300 feet from where they hatched
  • Mosquitoes feed from the juice of plants in order to live, including tree leaves, grass and shrubs
  • Most mosquitoes hibernate in winter, some die

Learn more about how to make your yard less attractive to ticks and mosquitoes and call us at 508.358.0808 for a free consultation. We’ll review your property and give you a quote on monthly all-natural pest control treatments that will make your yard a safer, more comfortable place to be.