What Are Some of the Most Common Sitting Water Spots for Mosquito Eggs?

Mosquito larva in water.

Mosquito problems can be difficult to control. Mosquitoes can breed very quickly, which means that a small infestation could become a big infestation very quickly.

The good news is that you can prevent a huge infestation by eliminating only one thing from around your home: sitting water. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in water to feed off of bacteria when they hatch. If they do not have access to sitting water, mosquitoes will go elsewhere.

That’s why your goal is to eliminate all areas around your home that may be at risk for sitting water. Some of the most common spots include:

  • Clogged Gutters – Clogged gutters may hold on to rain for days.
  • Bird Baths – Bird baths are very common places for mosquitoes to lay eggs.
  • Landscape Ponds – Any ponds you’ve created that do not have fish may be prone to mosquitoes.
  • Tires and Garbage – The indentations in tires and other garbage can gather water.
  • Poor Drainage – If any part of your yard doesn’t drain water well, it can attract mosquitoes.

It’s not simply any specific structure either. You’ll need to look around your home for anything that gathers water without draining it quickly. For example, a dog bowl or a garbage can lid that is left outside can become a gathering spot for water, and if the water doesn’t drain out quickly, mosquitoes may lay their eggs there.

If you have a mosquito problem, take a look around your home for anything that may hold water. A great time to check is after a rain, where you can quickly go around your home after the weather has cleared and see if anything holds on to water. If it does, there is a good chance that that area is going to be a mosquito breeding ground.

Eliminating standing water is one of the simplest and most effective forms of mosquito control. That’s why we include it as part of our Green Band Protection System. Contact Green Pest Solutions today at 877-636-9469 to find out more about our mosquito control solutions, and how we can help you eliminate your mosquito issues.

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