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that are interesting. The life of a Asian Tiger Mosquito has four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Larva and pupa are always found in water. Like other mosquitoes, the female Asian Tiger Mosquito needs blood to produce eggs. The Tiger Mosquito will bite many types of animals, including people. It likes to bite in the daytime, mostly in early morning or late afternoon. It depends on who you ask if the bite is the same or worse than that of other mosquitoes, but large numbers of Asian Tiger Mosquitoes can be a problem around home or at work.
The Asian Tiger Mosquito lays its eggs inside containers that will hold water. These can be man-made containers such as tires, tin cans, buckets, bird baths, and clogged gutters, or they can be natural containers such as holes in trees or rocks and the list goes on. The Asian Tiger Mosquito can be a problem around homes or in the woods because of many places it can breed. Eggs are not harmed by dry or cold weather. When flooded with water during summer, the eggs hatch. Even in a small container there can be hundreds of larvae. Depending on where you live they can seen anywhere from May through October with peeks during the summer.
Many wonder if spray trucks useful against the Tiger Mosquito. Mosquito spray trucks or Ultra Low Volume (ULV) cold foggers are designed to work in the evenings when temperatures are cooler. The Asian Tiger Mosquito prefers to fly during daylight hours. Ultimately the best control strategy to battle the Asian Tiger Mosquito is to use what is referred to as ‘Tip and Toss’ all the containers holding water around the house. Removing the Larva can dramatically reduce the adult Asian Tiger Mosquito population around the house.
Other Interesting Facts
- One Asian Tiger Mosquito can bite up to ten times trying to complete its hunt for a blood meal.
- There are at least 45 (known) different types of mosquitoes.
- Rooting house plants inside can produce Asian Tiger Mosquito larval habitat inside your house.
- One female mosquito can lay up to 500 eggs in its lifetime.
- The average life expectancy of an adult mosquito is about 3 weeks.
- Some mosquitoes can have as many as 12 generations per year.
However, the chemicals that were once used to control all types of mosquitoes are now banned in many countries. The most effective was DDT – while it eliminated mosquitoes it was harmful to the environment and the people in it. The Asian Tiger Mosquito Facts will be helpful if you happen to see or hear about them