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3 Things that Attract Mosquitoes and 1 That Rids Them

A swarm of mosquitoes over the marsh grass.

Ever wondered why, no matter how much you try, mosquitoes seem to find their way into your space, turning peaceful evenings into a buzzing, biting nuisance? Understanding where mosquitoes like to live and what attracts them might just be the key to keeping them at bay.  

Let’s dive into the world of mosquitoes and uncover some of their favorite hangouts, so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces without these pesky intruders bothering you. 

What attracts mosquitoes? 

Mosquitoes are not just random invaders; they’re attracted to specific conditions and elements, including: 

  • Water. But not just any water; stagnant or still water, where they can lay their eggs, is what they’re really after. Ponds, bird baths, or even water collected in a tire swing can be prime real estate for these pests. 
  • Human or animal scent. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale and the warmth of our bodies. This is why you notice more mosquitoes buzzing around you when you’re sweaty or cooking out.  
  • Grass. You might not think of your lawn as a mosquito hangout, but they love grass—especially tall grass and overgrown vegetation. These provide mosquitoes with a cool, shaded place to rest during the hot parts of the day. So, keep your lawn trimmed and your bushes well-maintained. 

Are mosquitoes as busy as they seem? 

The short answer:  


Mosquitoes have a surprisingly short lifespan. Most live but a few weeks. So, in that short time, they’re busy, busy, busy, trying to make more mosquitoes and finding food: our blood. The females are the ones that bite, for they need the protein in our blood to develop their eggs.  

Keep your space mosquito-free with Mosquito Pros 

Understanding where mosquitoes like to live and what attracts them is the first step in reducing their presence in your outdoor spaces. Regularly removing standing water, maintaining your lawn, and using mosquito-repellent plants can all help. However, sometimes, you need to bring in the pros. 

That’s where we come in! At Mosquito Pros, we specialize in making your outdoor spaces more enjoyable by keeping them mosquito-free. Our experienced team uses safe, effective treatments to target mosquitoes at their source, giving you back your peace of mind and the freedom to enjoy your backyard without the buzz. 

Don’t let mosquitoes take over your outdoor fun. Contact Mosquito Pros today and let us help you reclaim your space from these pesky intruders. Let’s make your home a no-buzz zone together! Call (716) 600-7767 to get started. 

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