You may think choosing to not protect your Savannah or Hilton Head property from mosquitoes means you will have a few pesky mosquitoes here and there. The worst-case scenario may mean you have to light a citronella candle or spray yourself with repellent when you head outside for the evening — no big deal. Right? Wrong.
I know it may seem like a stretch, but the truth is, one female mosquito can spawn over one billion mosquitoes in just four short weeks within an untreated backyard. Here at Mosquito Squad of Savannah-Hilton Head, we like numbers. Numbers, and equations, help ensure we are doing our job. For example, you may hear our friendly technicians ask How many mosquitoes did you see in your yard before we treated it and how many did you see after we treated? Numbers are a perfect measuring tool. With numbers in mind and by using simple multiplication, the natural order of the mosquito population can turn an army of just one female mosquito into an army of over one billion mosquitoes! Here is how it works…
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 often means you, a member of your family or your pet may become the victim. Once a blood meal is obtained, this single female mosquito will then proceed to lay up to 300 eggs.
A female mosquito can lay up to three batches of eggs during her short lifetime. From here the mosquito has already added to the mosquito equation with a significant amount of blood-thirsty offspring in which about half will be female 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.
In week three, 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 untreated Savannah or Hilton Head backyard via one female mosquito in just 3 short weeks! Using the same strategy of half being born female will leave us with 3,397,000 females ready to do it all over again.
The sum of all homeowner’s fear will weigh in at a whopping 1,319,250,000 mosquitoes from just one female mosquito! That’s over 1.3 BILLION!
Fortunately, there is a way to stop this vicious cycle in your Savannah, Hilton Head or Bluffton area backyard. Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head’s mosquito control program will eliminate mosquitoes that are present on your property and prevent more from taking up residence. By reducing the number of mosquitoes on your treated property, you can literally eliminate billions of mosquitoes. Not only will eliminating these mosquitoes offer you the freedom and peace of mind to enjoy the outdoors this season, it will also reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard that could potentially carry disease.
We offer the perfect solution for your mosquito control needs. Along with our traditional barrier treatment, we also offer essential oil-based mosquito control, mosquito control for special events and convenient mosquito misting systems. Call Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head at (912) 210-5909 today or email us today to learn more.
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