While mosquitoes usually are considered a nuisance pest, some species of mosquitoes can spread diseases to people that can cause illness or death.
Local Mosquito Habitats
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in moist areas, and only require a teaspoon of standing water. They remain in the water until they mature into adults and fly off. Many mosquitoes will breed in any container that holds water, such as flowerpots, wading pools or discarded tires.
Most mosquitoes are active between dusk and dawn, when the air is calm. However, others will feed at any time of day. Mosquitoes are active from early summer until late fall in New York State.