Mosquitoes can be found throughout the world. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 200 different species.

Mosquitoes can surely ruin any outdoor event and their painful bites can leave lumps on your skin. Using a product such as Safer® Home Outdoor Pest Control Spray you will be able to eliminate these annoying pests and enjoy your outdoor activity.

So... What's a Mosquito?

Adult mosquitoes are small, slim insects with long legs. They vary in size with the largest mosquito being about 1/2 inch. Pupa, also known as "tumblers," are shaped like a comma and seem to "tumble" through the water when moving.

Larvae, also known as "wigglers," live in the water where they hatched. They swim in movements resembling the letter S. The mosquitoes' eggs are blackish in color and long in shape. They can be found in areas of standing water.

Reproduction Patterns of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes may overwinter in one of three stages: as eggs, larvae, or adult females. Eggs hatch in water and emerging larvae feed on vegetative or organic materials in the water for approximately seven days or so.

They then progress through several instars, or moltings, into the next stage of development, the pupal stage, a very short stage of about two days. They have then reached the final stage of their development as they emerge as adults. After a few days, these adults will be able to fly and female mosquitoes will be able to bite.

Mosquito Habitats

Mosquitoes can be found throughout the world. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 200 different species. Mosquitoes prefer to be near standing water because the female lays her eggs in the water, and the larval and pupal stages of its life cycle take place in the water.

Any place that contains standing water is a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes including swamps and marshes, buckets and toys, old tires, and puddles. This is important to consider when attempting to control mosquito populations in a particular area.

Dengue fever, West Nile Virus and several types of encephalitis are serious illnesses transmitted by mosquitoes in the US. Medical help will be required for anyone who has been infected with any of these diseases.

Mosquitoes can carry and transmit heart worm to your family pet. Using a product such as Safer® Home Outdoor Pest Control Spray can prevent the effects of mosquitoes and keep your family safe while enjoying the outdoors. Using pesticides and an insect killer, you will quickly control mosquito infestations.


Body repellents can only prevent mosquito bites for a few hours, so turn to options with more lasting control. Safer® Home Outdoor Pest Control Spray is a convenient hose-end spray that can be used to treat lawns. While Safer® Home Natural Mosquito Repellent is the ideal device for repelling mosquitoes from zones where you spend time.

How Do They Work?

Safer® Home Outdoor Pest Control Spray is made with a blend of natural oils, including clove oil and cottonseed oil, to kill insects on contact. One bottle covers up to 5,000 square feet for thorough outdoor protection.

The Safer® Home Natural Mosquito Repellent uses a special blend of naturally derived essential oils to keep mosquitoes away. When a repellent pad is inserted, the device gently fills the air with a fresh scent that people find pleasant, but mosquitoes avoid.

Both options are also safe for use around children and pets when used as directed. Combine these methods for a powerful 1-2 knock down punch.

When is the Best Time to Use These Methods?

Spray Safer® Home Outdoor Pest Control Spray as a contact killer for your entire lawn area. Simply attach the sprayer head to a hose and turn the knob to the Spray position. This will combine water with the solution and provide an even spray for your patio, porch, lawn, perimeter, or other target area. As a general rule, much like watering, do not use any liquid insecticides at peak hours of the day or when temperatures exceed 90°F.

During mosquito season, the Safer® Home Natural Mosquito Repellent can be used whenever you spend time outdoors! This battery-powered device is perfect for safeguarding your outdoor spaces or taking along on your adventures. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue, camping in the woods, digging in the garden, or simply relaxing on your porch, this natural repellent device can help you make the most of your time outside.

Natural Predators

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Fish, dragonflies, birds, bats and diving beetles all prey on adult mosquitoes or mosquito larvae.


Fish, diving beetles, and dragonfly nymphs feed on the larvae of the mosquitoes. Birds, bats, and adult dragonflies feed on adult mosquitoes.


Before releasing any fish, contact your Fish and Game Commission or Wildlife authority to find out the rules regarding the fish.

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