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Where do mosquitoes breed in Moore County?

Mosquitoes need to find a source of still water to lay their eggs in. Standing water can be found in many places around your yard. Common breeding sites include:

  • Ponds, marshes, and bogs
  • Birdbaths or fountains
  • Pools or spas
  • Puddles
  • Garden planters
  • Clogged gutters/drains
  • Buckets
  • Stacks of tires
  • Children’s playsets
Where do mosquitoes breed? - Aberdeen Exterminating in Moore County NC

How Do Mosquitoes Lay Their Eggs?

Mosquitoes need to find a source of standing water to properly lay their eggs. They usually find shallow sources, but they can also make use of deep puddles or even ponds. After breeding, a female mosquito can lay anywhere between 100 and 300 eggs at one time. She lays a raft of eggs upon the water’s surface that only measures about 1/4 inches long.

Can Mosquitoes Breed Without Finding Still Water?

All mosquitoes make use of water during the breeding process, because their eggs need water to hatch. Most species lay their eggs directly on the standing water source, but others will lay them nearby. Eggs that are laid too far away are able to survive for months without hatching, but mosquitoes need water to reproduce efficiently in general. 

Where Mosquitoes Often Breed in Moore County

Many areas around your home can be made into a mosquito breeding site. Mosquitoes are opportunistic insects that will use even the smallest standing water sources to lay their eggs in. This makes it important to know how to keep mosquitoes out of your yard before they start to breed again. The mosquito exterminators at Aberdeen Exterminating can assess your yard to find all potential breeding grounds and set up a defense system accordingly before the season starts. 

Where Do Mosquitoes Breed in Moore County? Serving Moore County NC

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