Mosquitoes spend the first ten days of their lives in water
Water is vital for mosquitoes because they lay their eggs, which hatch into larvae known as wigglers. These wigglers feed on organic materials in stagnant water and breathe oxygen from the surface. These wigglers eventually mature into pupae that do not feed and are partially enveloped in cocoons. These pupae mature into adult mosquitos after a few days. Before a mosquito can fly, it must go through this process for ten days. Use a mosquito repellent spray or a roll-on insect repellent.