In order for a female mosquito to develop viable eggs to facilitate reproduction, she must obtain a sufficient blood meal from a human or another mammal. This single female mosquito will then proceed to lay up to 300 eggs. Mosquitoes can lay up to three batches of eggs during their short lifetime. From here the mosquito has already perpetuated a significant amount of blood-thirsty offspring in which about half, will be other bloodthirsty mosquitoes.
Our equation now includes 150 new female mosquitoes, plus the original matriarch of the brood which brings the total to 151 female mosquitoes. This is where it really gets interesting; the 150 daughters of the original female mosquito will also lay up to 300 eggs each. This brings the total number of mosquitoes up to 45,300, of which half are female.
This now means 22,650 female mosquitoes will once again lay up to 300 eggs each bringing the number during their egg-laying period to 6,795,300. That is almost 7 million mosquitoes brought into your backyard via one female mosquito in just 3 weeks! The same strategy of half being born female will leave us with 3,397,000 females ready to do it all over again.
The answer to this equation results in a staggering 1,319,250,000 mosquitoes from just one female mosquito!
Thanks to Mosquito Squad of the New Hampshire Lakes Region, there is a way to stop this vicious cycle in your Dover, Alton and Meredith, NH, area backyard.
Our highly-effective barrier application will knock down existing mosquitoes within your yard and eliminate mosquitoes that land on areas we have treated. However, you can do your part in keeping your yard from becoming a mosquito breeding factory. If recent rains have you and your guests literally itching to head back indoors, instead of enjoying your outdoor living spaces, call Mosquito Squad today at 603.380.4541, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!