Everyone knows how annoying – and painful – midges and mosquitoes can be. Somehow, no matter how many you manage to swat, there always.Seem to be some that manage to get through to give you a nasty, itchy bite or two.
Few facts about them!
They can develop from eggs to adults in just six to ten days.
They are found close to still water, where their larvae feed and develop.
They seem to be attracted to dark colors.
Mosquitoes will normally bite you at dawn or dusk – or if you ’re unlucky, both. That’s when their internal clocks tell them it’s feeding time.
Only the female mosquito bites humans, the males will feed off nectar and other sweet things.
Signs to detect them!
The adults are attracted to standing water including water butts, water trays from house plants and water bowls, where they lay their eggs.
You might spot them walking upside down on ceilings and glass surfaces.
Mosquitoes might be attracted to your lawn or shrubbery if it is well watered.