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No-See-Um Breeding Habits
The female No-See-Um will lay her eggs in a wide range of locations. Breeding ground for the female No-See-Ums to lay her eggs require a moist location. This is why they are more prevalent in rainy season. It can be small or large, freshwater or saltwater areas.
Breeding locations can include:
- freshwater lakes and ponds
- marsh lands and mangrove areas
- wet sand along seashores
- even moist soil and water retention area of house plants
side note: Since no-see-ums are small enough to fit through most window screening it is possible for them to breed in your house. However, since they require a moist environment to lay their eggs, they are not going so in the carpet or furniture like fleas or bed bugs would. If you have bugs reproducing in these places, the no-see-um is not your bug.
A single female no-see-um can breed up to 7 times per year and lay more than 400 eggs at one time. YIKES!!! With such as short lifespan, the large populations of no-see-ums swarming around your region is no mystery.