We don’t think anyone would disagree when we say that mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects that we can ever find in Houston, Texas. While these insects are prevalent across the Greater Houston Area, they can also be found around the United States of America.
These insects will buzz around your head every summer night, and they can leave itchy welts on your skin. They are quite annoying, and the diseases they bring make mosquitoes one of the deadliest animals in the world – we’re not surprised.
Here at Life After Bugs, we aim to educate our readers and clients when it comes to the dangers of mosquitoes. Worry not though for we come up with a solution (which we will talk about later on) – but for now, here are five facts you should know about these annoying pests:
- Only female mosquitoes bite.
While both male and female mosquitoes have a taste for nectar, only female mosquitoes bite humans so they can produce eggs.
- Mosquitoes grow up super fast.
Most mosquitoes will lay around 100 eggs at a time and these eggs will mature super quickly. Did you know that the life cycle of a mosquito will take only 7 to 10 days? Yes, that’s from an egg to an adult – how crazy is that?
- These insects have great appetites.
A mosquito’s meal is determined by its species and size. Most female mosquitoes can fill their body weight with blood during one meal.
- Any mosquito can breed in even the tiniest amounts of water.
Each mosquito only needs a small amount of water to lay its eggs, and it will also lay its eggs in either stagnant or still water. This is why it’s best to check your surroundings and dispose of any standing water around your homes.
- These pests are more active during the full moon.
Did you know that a full moon can boost a mosquito’s behavior by 500%? This is because mosquitoes will use visual signals to find their next meal, and this is better achieved when the moon is full.
These are some of the most common facts that you have to know when it comes to mosquitoes. This will surely help you combat this pest problem in your home – that’s for sure.
If you’re keen on knowing more about mosquitoes, simply reach out to our team.
Although if you’re ready to properly combat these pests, why not avail of our Mosquito Control Services? Know that Life After Bugs has your back and we will ensure that these pests will be gone in no time – that’s a guarantee.
Call us today for an estimate.