Look out for potential mosquito breeding containers

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May 10, 2021

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May 10, 2021


Dr. Nicky Gallagher, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Dr. Nicky Gallagher, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Many backyard mosquitoes are container-breeding species that don’t deposit their entire batch of eggs in one location, but instead lay their eggs in several places. Due to this skip oviposition behavior, it’s important to conduct a thorough inspection to remove or treat any potential breeding containers.

Common culprits include plant saucers, buckets, tires, pet bowls, birdbaths, water features, trash cans, tree holes and even something as small as a bottle cap. Creating a checklist of common backyard breeding sources can be a helpful tool for technicians and customers alike.

About the Author

Nicky Gallagher is technical services manager for Syngenta Professional Pest Management in North America.

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