Where do mosquitoes breed in Cordova, TN |  Allied Termite & Pest Control

Most species of mosquitoes require a source of stagnant water to breed. Standing water can be found in a variety of areas outside your property. Common mosquito breeding areas include:

  • Pools or spas
  • Bird baths or fountains
  • Puddles
  • Ponds, marshes, and bogs
  • Garden planters
  • Children’s play sets
  • Buckets
  • Clogged gutters/drains
  • Stacks of tires

Where Do Mosquitoes Lay Their Eggs?

In order to breed and lay eggs, mosquitoes need standing water. While they can utilize deep puddles, they will usually look for areas that have shallow stagnant water. When laying eggs, the female is capable of laying anywhere from 100 to 300 eggs at a time. The eggs will submerge into the standing water and can only be seen as a small raft in the water that is around ¼ inch long.

Can Mosquitoes Breed Without Water?

A water source is required for laying eggs and for the eggs to hatch. Some mosquito species will lay their eggs on the water and others will lay them near the standing water source. If eggs are laid too far away from the water source it is rare, but possible for the eggs to survive for years before hatching. 

Common Mosquito Breeding Grounds in Memphis TN Metro Area

There are countless areas around your home that mosquitoes can use for breeding. They are capable of utilizing small sources of stagnant water to lay their eggs. Learning how to identify and mitigate standing water near your property is one way to help prevent your yard from becoming a breeding ground each year. Professional mosquito exterminators at Allied Termite and Pest Control can help locate potential breeding grounds near your home and eliminate them before mosquito season.Back to Mosquito Identification

Where Do Mosquitoes Breed in Memphis TN Metro Area? Serving Cordova & Somerville, TN

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