Sitting Water: Where You’ll Find Mosquito Eggs


Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes seem attracted to some homes and locations more than others? There’s likely a reason why: water. That’s where mosquitoes lay their eggs, so any time there is a significant infestation, you can be sure sitting water is nearby.

There are some obvious spots you’d consider to look, but mosquitoes aren’t looking for an easy or cozy place to lay eggs. Mosquitoes can get creative, so consider this sitting water list a starting point for places you should inspect:

  • Clogged gutters
  • Bird baths
  • Landscape ponds without fish or fountains
  • Tires
  • Toys
  • Potted plants that don’t drain properly
  • Part of your yard with poor drainage
  • Under your deck
  • Sandboxes
  • Animal food bowls
  • Shovels
  • Furniture covers after heavy rain
  • Kiddie pools
  • By your AC unit

Curious if there are mosquito larvae in the water you find? They look like small hairy worms and use quick, wriggling motions to stay close to the surface of the water for air.

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