Understanding Mosquitoes in the Coachella Valley

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Most of us are familiar with mosquitoes and their distinctive whining buzz sound. However, they can also carry serious diseases. Mosquitoes love water, and for this reason are a particular problem in the Coachella Valley due to the high amounts of watering necessary to make desert life conducive to plant life and agriculture.

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Physical description

Mosquitoes have a single pair of narrow wings and long, thin legs. They range in size from 3–9mm. Their key physical feature is their proboscis, the long, needle-like mouthpart that they use to suck blood with.


Mosquitoes breed rapidly in as little as 1/4 inch of standing water. They also love damp and humid weather and thrive in the summer months. They are most active in the evening and at dawn. Mosquitoes can often be found breeding and living in locations such as rainwater barrels, puddles, dense foliage, marshes, moist soil, irrigated fields, and forests. They can often be a nuisance when foliage and trees are close to your home. Because blood is a food source for mosquitoes, they prefer to live near humans and animals.

Life cycle

Mosquitoes require a blood meal in order to reproduce. Eggs are laid near the waterline of a container or body of water, typically in clusters of 100 at a time. Mosquito eggs can stick to the sides of a container for months at a time without drying out. After a few days to several months of being covered by water, mosquitoes emerge from their eggs and enter the larval stage, feeding on microorganisms to grow. This process can take as little as five days. Mosquito pupae, like larvae, live in the water. After only 2-3 days, they emerge from the water as fully-formed adult mosquitoes.

The full life cycle of a mosquito takes about 8-10 days. Because mosquito populations can take hold quickly, it’s essential to deal with mosquitoes before they become a major problem.

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Interaction with humans

Some mosquitoes can transmit serious illness such as West Nile virus, malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and Zika virus. In fact, over 700,000 worldwide deaths per year are caused by mosquitoes. Mosquito bites are red, itchy bumps that can last for several days. These bumps are a reaction to the mosquito’s saliva entering the body. Some people are more susceptible to getting bitten by mosquitoes than others.

Potential dangers or risks

Mosquitoes are a nuisance in your home – and sometimes a health risk. In particular, some mosquitoes transmit serious illnesses. Additionally, scratching mosquito bites can lead to secondary infections. Some people can have severe allergic reactions to mosquito bites. Call Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control today for effective treatment of mosquitoes in your home or business.