Mosquitoes are not only one of the most annoying insects in the world, but they are also the deadliest insect on the planet. They are the cause of over one million deaths each year all over the world. Mosquitoes are carriers of a wide range of diseases such as Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, and Malaria.
Luckily, we here in the United States do not face as serious threats with mosquito-borne diseases like some other countries around the world. For us here in Wisconsin, we have had a few cases of West Nile Virus reported in southeastern Wisconsin in recent years. It is something homeowners should be cautious of.
Mosquitoes can live anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. They are most active in the summer months, especially July and after long rainy periods. Mosquitoes require areas of standing water for breeding and laying eggs. Without the presence of water, mosquitoes wouldn’t be able to reproduce. Areas with standing water and a lot of vegetation are the most likely to have high mosquito populations.