If you’ve lived in the Frisco area for an extended period of time, you know the nuisance that mosquitoes can cause you and those in your home. They are constant and don’t seem to go away no matter how many home remedies you try.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at the different types of mosquitoes found around Frisco yards, their lifecycle, and a few things you can do to avoid them. As always, remember that DANCAN The Pest Control Expert is your best bet for eliminating mosquitoes in your backyard, home, or building, as the problem is often more persistent than you may imagine.
What Are The Different Mosquitoes In Frisco?
There are two types of mosquitoes in Frisco; the Aides Aegypti mosquito and the Asian Tiger mosquito.
Aides Aegypti mosquitoes have a dark brown to black abdomen and white scales on their thorax. They can survive months without water and thrive in urban areas.
Asian Tiger mosquitoes have a white “tiger-striped” pattern on their body and white banding on their legs. They have an aggressive nature, move quickly, and cause daytime bites.
Lifecycle Of Mosquitoes Explained
What about the life cycle of a mosquito? You may be asking yourself, “How does a mosquito’s life cycle affect me?” The answer is that the current life cycle stage of the mosquitoes you’re facing will impact the steps you need to take to eliminate them.
The entire life cycle of a mosquito is about 8-10 days. In that time, the mosquito goes from an egg to an adult.
- Egg – A female mosquito will lay a large cluster of eggs in any stagnant body of water she can find. These eggs hatch when submerged in water and are ready a few days to several months after being laid. Mosquitoes generally lay 100 eggs at a time.
- Larva – Young mosquitoes hatch from eggs as larvae. Also called “wrigglers,” mosquito larvae look like small yellow worms, and live their entire existence underwater until they turn into pupae.
- Pupa – Larvae mature into pupae in 5 days. They feed on microorganisms in the water.
- Adult – Pupae develop into flying mosquitoes in 2-3 days, emerging from the pupal skin and leaving the water for the first time. Mature mosquitoes breed, with the female mosquitoes laying eggs in bodies of standing water, and the cycle begins anew.
Aides Aegypti mosquitoes prefer to bite people, unlike the other mosquito species. They also prefer to live near people and can be found inside buildings, homes, and businesses. This means that the problem of mosquitoes is never going to leave your house because they reproduce so quickly.
Four Things You Can Do To Avoid Mosquitoes
How do you keep mosquitoes out of your house? What can you do right now to help yourself? Here are some home remedies to keep mosquitoes away and try to live in a world with mosquitoes:
- Stay indoors during peak biting hours of dawn and dusk.
- Pour out any standing water because mosquitoes breed on still water.
- Use windows with screens or sleep under a mosquito net to keep mosquitoes outside.
- Make your aroma less appealing by avoiding beer and showering when sweaty.
You can reduce the number of mosquitoes you encounter by doing these four things. But unfortunately, this is not a fool-proof system. What happens if you are still coming across mosquitoes, though? Is there a service that can help you? Luckily, the answer is yes: DANCAN can.
Enough Is Enough... When Is It Time To Consider Professional Services?
The mosquito’s lifecycle makes it so that they will keep coming back to your home or building, and your solutions’ can only do so much for you, so your best course of action is to contact a professional today.
When you have had enough bite marks and are tired of dealing with the mosquitoes in your home, you can contact the professionals at DANCAN, The Pest Control Expert. We know how to eliminate your Frisco mosquito problem so that you don’t have to deal with either the Asian Tiger or Aides Aegpyti mosquito.