Mosquitoes are another insect that inflects an itchy bite. Mosquitoes are
also parasites and the female mosquito requires blood meals to lay eggs.
Mosquitoes tend to be nocturnal but can be active during the day or near
breeding areas. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water or very warm moist
areas. Eggs are laid in standing water and the larva develop undisturbed.
Reducing standing water in yards can help reduce mesquite activity. Since
mosquitoes can fly over great distances, control is sometimes difficult.
Ensure the screens to your windows and doors are in good repair and fit
tightly. Be aware of ground cover that is watered frequently in the summer
that stays moist all day, if possible adjust your watering system so these
areas dry out routinely.