How long do mosquitoes live after they hatch

How long do mosquitoes live after they hatch

So How long do mosquitoes live after they hatch? Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, so this is where they spend the larval and pupal stages of their lives. On average, mosquito species found in the UK spend the first 10 days of their lives in the water, feeding on organic matter and developing the legs and wings they need to survive out of the water. Once they are out of the water, their remaining lifespan depends on several different factors.

The most important factor determining lifespan is the species. Some mosquito species live for just over a month, whereas others are known to survive for up to a year in optimal conditions. If the temperature suddenly drops, mosquitoes can hibernate for several months, although they won’t be active during this hibernation period.

How long do mosquitoes live after they hatch?

Female mosquitoes also live significantly longer than males. After reaching adulthood, male mosquitoes fertilise females and then die within a few days. In some species, the males only live for around four days. On the other hand, female mosquitoes will usually live for at least a month and can lay a hundred or more eggs at a time. 

Because of their prodigious breeding rate, you can’t just wait out a mosquito infestation. If you have mosquitoes on your property, the most effective way of getting rid of them is to find their nesting site or breeding ground and eliminate any eggs or larvae you find. Mosquitoes can appear to go away on their own when the weather starts to get cold, but they are often just hibernating and will return with a vengeance when it’s warmer. They can stay in their hibernating state for up to half a year.


No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment

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