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Mosquito Life Cycle
Find This Page And Other EPA Fact
Almost everyone has had the unpleasant experience of being
a mosquito. Mosquito bites can cause severe skin irritation
allergic reaction to the mosquito's saliva - this is what causes
bump and itching. But a more serious consequence of some
may be transmission of certain serious diseases such as malaria,
fever and several forms of encephalitis. Not only can mosquitoes
diseases which afflict humans, but they also can transmit
and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to.
dog heart worms and eastern equine encephalitis.
There are about 200 different species of mosquitoes in the
all of which live in specific habitats, exhibit unique behaviors
different types of animals. Despite these differences, all
share some common traits, such as a four-stage life cycle. After
mosquito obtains a blood meal (male mosquitoes do not bite), she
her eggs directly on the surface of stagnant water, in a
on the edge of a container where rainwater may collect and flood
The eggs hatch and a mosquito larva or "wriggler" emerges. The
in the water, feeds and develops into the third stage of the
called a pupa or "tumbler". The pupa also lives in the water,
but no longer
feeds. Finally, the mosquito emerges from the pupal case and the
as a fully developed adult, ready to bite.
The type of standing water in which the mosquito chooses to lay
depends upon the species. The presence of beneficial predators
fish and dragonfly nymphs in permanent ponds, lakes and streams
keep these bodies of water relatively free of mosquito larvae.
portions of marshes, swamps, clogged ditches and temporary pools
are all prolific mosquito breeding sites. Other sites in which
lay their eggs include tree holes and containers such as old
toys, potted plant trays and saucers and plastic covers or
Some of the most annoying and potentially dangerous mosquito
such as the Asian tiger mosquito, come from these sites.
- Empty standing water in old tires, cemetery urns, buckets,
covers, toys, or any other container where "wrigglers" and
- Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading
rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week if
- Drain or fill temporary pools with dirt.
- Keep swimming pools treated and circulating and rain
- Use mosquito repellents when necessary and follow label
and precautions closely.
- Use head nets, long sleeves and long pants if you venture
with high mosquito populations, such as salt marshes.
- If there is a mosquito-borne disease warning in effect,
during the evening when mosquitoes are most active.
- Make sure window and door screens are "bug tight."
- Replace your outdoor lights with yellow "bug" lights.
- Contact your local mosquito control district or health
Neighborhoods are occasionally sprayed to prevent disease and
caused by large mosquito numbers. If you have any questions
and their control, call your local authorities.