The Mosquito - Habitats
Mosquitoes live around water. Various species breed and make their homes
in the following areas:
Coastal salt marshes serve as breeding ground for several species of mosquitoes.
Areas such as depressions and neglected ditches can breed millions of
mosquitoes during the course of a summer. These mosquitoes can be effectively
controlled through Open Marsh Water Management practices.
Specific species of mosquitoes are born in freshwater marshes. The larvae
attach themselves to the stems and roots of the vegetation to obtain oxygen,
and to acquire a certain amount of protection from predatory fish.
Temporary Woodland Pools
Shallow pools are common in wooded areas during the spring and wet summers.
Various mosquito species will breed in this environment. They lay their
eggs along the edges of the pools formed by rainwater.
Roadside ditches are common habitats for many species of mosquitoes and
ditches that hold water for extended periods of time become a breeding
Some mosquito larvae is found primarily in small ponds where vegetated
growth accommodates breeding.
Streams with running water produce few, if any, mosquitoes. However, mosquitoes
are sometimes found in isolated pockets of calm water away from the main
flow of the stream.
Artificial containers like tires, buckets and gutters provide an ideal
habitat for mosquitoes. Therefore, in order to keep the area around your
home mosquito-free, all items collecting rainwater should be tipped over,
removed or cleaned regularly.
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