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Mosquitoes are a common problem in many gardens and homes, especially at dusk and during the night. There are many different varieties of mosquitoes, each variety being active in different parts of the world. In addition to their annoying bite, mosquitoes can also transmit serious diseases to humans, animals, and birds.
As the weather warms up in the spring, the adults emerge from their winter hibernation and begin their feeding process. Male mosquitoes feed on plant sap and honeydew, while the females feed on blood, which they require for egg production. The eggs are laid in shallow, still water and can mature in as little as five days or take months to mature, depending on the conditions.
Reduce or eliminate any areas of standing or stagnant water. Use the Oak Stump Mosquito Trap with pheromones to prevent new egg hatching and reduce the mosquito population.