Mosquito Information

  1. Basic Facts
  2. Breeding Grounds
  3. Prevention & Protection
  4. Disease Fact Sheets
  5. Maryland Mosquito Control Program

Basic Facts

Home Range

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are limited to a flight range of about 300 feet from their breeding ground while most other species have a home range of 1 to 3 miles from their breeding ground.

Life Span

Male mosquitoes live for 10 to 20 days, but most adult females can live up to 100 days.


Mosquitoes only take 4 to 7 days to develop from an egg to adulthood. This means that breeding grounds only need to be present for a week for mosquito eggs to hatch.

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