Mosquitoes are a hassle to many homeowners and their families. When controlling mosquitoes, it’s important to understand the mosquito life process. Once you understand this process, it’s easier to control them.
Male and female mosquitoes lead different lives. Only female mosquitoes hunt for blood; male mosquitoes do not. Female mosquitoes only hunt for blood in the days or weeks before they lay eggs.
Female mosquitoes locate living creatures through heat and carbon dioxide. Whenever a person breathes out carbon dioxide, mosquitoes can sense a plume of that gas coming from the person. Mosquitoes also have specialized eyes that can detect infrared heat coming from a person’s skin. When these two signals are combined, mosquitoes can accurately determine the location of a person.
There are a variety of mosquito traps available on the market, but many of them do not work very well. For example, some mosquito traps use a UV … Read more