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Where do mosquitoes breed in Vermont?

In order to reproduce, female mosquitoes require a body of still or stagnant water. Even the smallest puddle can be utilized by mosquitoes. The most common mosquito breeding areas that may be right in your Vermont backyard include:

  • Ponds and marshes
  • Heavily wooded areas
  • Puddles
  • Birdbaths or fountains
  • Pools or spas
  • Garden planters
  • Children’s playsets
  • Stacks of tires
  • Buckets
  • Clogged gutters/drains
Where do Mosquitoes breed in Middletown Springs, VT - Vermont Pest Control

Can You See Mosquito Eggs?

To be able to breed and lay their eggs, mosquitoes require a source of standing water. Female mosquitoes typically prefer areas with shallow, stagnant water, but they can utilize deep puddles as well. 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, only about ¼ inch long, making them hard to see unless you know exactly what you’re looking for.

Can Mosquitoes Lay Eggs Outside Water?

In order for the eggs to be able to hatch, water is required. Some species 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 and lay eggs.

Mosquito Breeding Grounds in Vermont Homes

Mosquitoes 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. Professional mosquito exterminators at Vermont Pest Control can help locate potential breeding grounds near your home and eliminate them before mosquito season.

Where Do Mosquitoes Breed in Vermont? in Vermont

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