The mosquitoes are a family of small, midge-like flies: the Culicidae. Although a few species are harmless or even useful to humanity, most are a nuisance because they consume blood from living vertebrates, including humans. The females of many species of mosquitoes are blood eating pests. In feeding on blood, some of them transmit extremely harmful human and livestock diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever, west nile, triple E, and filariasis. Some authorities argue accordingly that mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals on Earth.
The period of development from egg to adult varies among species and is strongly influenced by ambient temperature. Some species of mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in as little as five days, but a more typical period of development in tropical conditions would be some 40 days or more for most species. The variation of the body size in adult mosquitoes depends on the density of the larval population and food supply within the breeding water.
Adult mosquitoes usually mate within a few days after emerging from the pupal stage. In most species, the males form large swarms, usually around dusk, and the females fly into the swarms to mate.
Males typically live for about a week, feeding on nectar and other sources of sugar. After obtaining a full blood meal, the female will rest for a few days while the blood is digested and eggs are developed. This process depends on the temperature, but usually takes two to three days in tropical conditions. Once the eggs are fully developed, the female lays them and resumes host-seeking.
The cycle repeats itself until the female dies. While females can live longer than a month in captivity, most do not live longer than one to two weeks in nature. Their lifespans depend on temperature, humidity, and their ability to successfully obtain a blood meal while avoiding host defenses and predators.
Dead Bug's control methods
Every service starts with an inspection of the property for areas of standing water that need to be treated while removing webs from the structures on the property. The next step is treatment of standing water with Altosid or mosquito dunks. Step three is the application of the insecticide. This is done with a back pack sprayer. First the perimeter of the structure is treated, including doorways and windows. Building a barrier to repel mosquitoes and at the same time providing some level of general exterior pest control. Then we continue out from the house treating fence lines, decking, sheds, patio furniture, Anything that can help create a barrier. The more we can spray the better it works. Over grown is better than bare. If your house is in a new neighborhood with little vegetation, control may be difficult. Vegetation is sprayed from 1 ft. up to 7ft. this is the area mosquitoes rest during the day. When they return to these areas, they come into contact with the insecticide. This process is safe for children and pets. Although we ask that you stay inside for thirty minutes to an hour after application, to allow it to dry.