Mosquito Overview

Best known for being a summer pest, mosquitos can develop from an egg to an adult in 10 to 14 days.

Mosquito Control New Jersey

Rest Easy Mosquito Control serves the following areas:

  • Parties
  • Caterers
  • Small towns/cities
  • Backyards/homes
  • Golf courses
  • Business facilities
  • Outdoor weddings
  • Church events

Mosquito Biology

Mosquitoes have 4 Stages: Eggs, Larvae, Pupae & Adults

Eggs are laid in or close to water. Not all mosquitoes lay eggs on stagnant water. Asian Tiger Mosquitoes and their relatives lay single eggs either in or on damp natural matter (like old leaves of mud) or close to the surface of a water body. House Mosquitoes and their relatives lay their eggs stuck together in "flatboats" on the surface of standing water. Malaria Mosquitoes and their relatives lay single eggs specifically on the surface of standing water.

Hatchlings of most species feast upon minor bits of natural matter they strain out of the water, utilizing brushes on their mouths. They for the most part move by yanking their body, end-for-end, in a sideways whipping movement. Almost all species must go to the water surface on a regular basis, where they inhale air through an uncommon tube or plate at their back end.

Pupae are a non-bolstering, yet dynamic stage that must stay in the water to live. They additionally need to inhale air at the water's surface through tubes on their backs.

Grown-ups rise up out of pupae in the water. In the event that water is not sufficiently calm, they may not develop regularly; and may get stuck or suffocate. They need to sit on top of the water until their body and wings dry and solidify. They travel to close-by plants and feast upon nectar or juices, getting vitality from the sugars in those. Males need around 24 hours after they rise before they can mate. Subsequent to mating, females discover vertebrate hosts and take a blood meal which gives protein to their eggs. Every full meal usually gives enough protein and vitality to the female to create around 100 eggs.

Adults generally lay on vertical surfaces like tree trunks, twigs, or dividers with their head upward.


Female mosquitoes suck our blood. Male mosquitoes feast upon plant nectars. They can grow from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days. They are most dynamic from sunset to day break and will fly up to 14 miles for a blood meal.

Mosquitoes as Vectors

These “vectors” are the #1 killers of human beings throughout the world:

  • Malaria – from Anopheles species
  • Yellow Fever – from Aedes species
  • Dengue – from Aedes spp. (recent outbreak in Hawaii)
  • Encephalitis diseases – many kinds, including West Nile Virus – most species are capable of spreading it, but Culex is the most important in New Jersey


Treatment Options

  • Larvacides
  • Adulticides
  • Source Reduction
  • Biological Controls
  • Barrier Treatments

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