Pest Control - Mosquitos
Pest Control Specialists are experienced in both Domestic and Commercial Mosquito control. We cover Napier, Hastings, Taradale, Waipukurau, Dannervirke, Palmerston North and all of Hawkes Bay and Manawatu. If you need help or advice just give us a call on 0800 737 872.
Mosquitos in New Zealand:
There are many species of Mosquitos in New Zealand ...
My Home: I will usually remain within one mile of the place where my egg hatched. I am found most often near a water source; rivers, ponds, lakes, streams or pools of standing water.
What I eat: As a larva, I eat the organic material in the water. As an adult male, I will drink the nectar or juices from decaying materials. Only the female mosquito will bite. The female requires a blood meal to develop her eggs.
What I look like: I am 10mm to 20mm in length, gray in color with a long needle like mouth part that is used to drink my food.
How I am born: I go through four stages of development: egg, larva, pupa and adult. A female will lay her eggs in water, 100 to 300 at a time. As a larva in the water, I breathe by using a tube I stick up above the surface like a snorkel. My life cycle from egg to adult is about a month. Female mosquitoes live up to 100 days. The males only live approximately 20 days.
"Pest Control Specialists are experienced in both Domestic and Commercial Mosquito control."
Did You Know?
There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes.
Did You Know?
Mosquitoes existed about 170 million years ago, during the time of the dinosaurs.