Mosquitoes In O’Fallon, Missouri
Mosquitoes are commonly found throughout spring, summer, and fall. They breed along rivers, lakes, and streams in nature. But urban areas and residential neighborhoods provide them with plenty of alternatives. These include around your house, underneath gutters, underneath sinks, in leaky faucets, in gutters that don’t drain all the way, in trash cans, and in ditches. Just about anywhere there is standing water, mosquitoes will find a perfect place to lay their eggs. After they’re laid, the eggs only take two or three days to fully hatch.
The St. Charles County Environmental Division warns that there are two types of mosquitoes that Missouri residents need to be on the lookout for:
- Floodwater mosquitoes lay their eggs in damp soil close to the ground. Leaving certain objects lying around your yard that could collect rainwater can easily become mosquito nurseries. These are the ones that you notice in late spring. They can travel up to ten miles away from where they hatched.
- Permanent water mosquitoes lay eggs directly on the surface of standing water. In some cases, they do this in very large groups called “rafts”. These mosquitoes will hatch later in the season and tend not to venture very far from where they were born. The prevalence of these pests is directly related to access to water sources and weather conditions that favor the availability of such water sources.
There are over 50 types of mosquitoes that can haunt the Missouri landscape. Amco Ranger can ensure that these pests don’t make your home an easy target.