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There are about 82 species of mosquitoes in Canada and over 2,500 species throughout the world.


Only female mosquitoes bite people and animals to get a blood meal. Female mosquitoes need a blood meal to produce eggs.


The life cycle from egg to adult of a Mosquito can take less than 10 days and consists of an egg, that hatches in 1 or 2 days into a larva.  A larva becomes a pupa, which is what the Mosquito eventually emerges from.  Some Mosquitoes lay several eggs at a time in rafts that float on water.  Others lay eggs on moist ground or lay eggs inside containers above the water line.  They can lay between 100 and 400 eggs at one time.


Adult mosquitoes live for about 2 to 4 weeks depending on the species, humidity, temperature, and other factors. Female mosquitoes often live longer than male mosquitoes.


Mosquitoes in Canada are considered vectors, which means they can spread pathogens (germs) to people and animals.  Mosquitoes get infected with germs, such as viruses and parasites, when they bite infected people and animals.

mosquito cycle
Upclose mosquito on skin


From May to September and tend to be more active between dusk and dawn. 


Mosquitoes are small insects that bite, causing itchiness and irritation.  They become an overwhelming annoyance when trying to enjoy outside activity during the spring/summer season.

In Canada, we have a health concern of contracting West Nile virus from Mosquito bites, but the risk of getting this illness or serious health effects from it, are very low.

swarm of mosquitoes


Balson recommends fogging the outside perimeter of your home, along with all free standing vegetation (ie. gardens, free standing trees and entertainment areas).  Our treatment service is priced by acreage.

In order to maintain the maximum levels of success Balson operates on a 21 day application cycle. This is the most effective way of controlling the population creating a virtually Mosquito free environment.

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