Why are there more mosquitoes after the rain?


There always seems to be more mosquitoes after it rains. Staten Island has had a full week of rain last week. This week the  weather warmed up, accompanied by the increase in rain. This combination is the perfect recipe for a higher population of mosquitoes in our area.


Female mosquitoes lay eggs that are dry. The rain creates a productive environment for mosquito development. If you want to minimize the mosquito population on your land here are a few tips:


  • Remove any standing water that isn’t necessary around your yard or home.
  • Clear rain gutters
  • Change water in bird baths
  • Use bug lights
  • Wear mosquito repellent


Call Mosquito FREE NYC and we can treat your property with an organic solution that is family and pet safe. It’s effective and affordable. Call today 718-967-6936.