About The Pest
One of the most well-known summer pests in New England is the mosquito. There are numerous different species of mosquitoes, over 43 in New Hampshire alone. They hunt for food by detecting body heat and the carbon dioxide we exhale. Female mosquitoes are the only ones that feed on blood. Male mosquitoes are smaller, and feed on plant nectar. Mosquitoes can breed in any form of stagnant water, including ponds, marshes, floodwater, storm drains, old tires, gutters, and in drainage pipes. Throughout the U.S., mosquitoes are vectors of numerous diseases including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis and West Nile virus.
Mosquito are primarily active during the Summer and Fall Seasons, mainly June through October.