Although the weather has been pretty dry here in Lehigh County, mosquito activity has been on the rise. Mosquitos seek out small depressions of water with preferably organic rich material to lay their eggs in. Larvae will feed on the organic material for a period of 1-3 weeks before emerging as adults in need of a blood meal. 

This newly constructed retention basin with a small depression of water is a great example of a mosquito breeding hotspot. Overly compacted basins don’t allow for water to drain very quickly, which in turn causes standing water. Check out the hundreds of mosquito larvae that came from just one scoop inside this puddle!