I live just outside Philadelphia. I have a bit of a mosquito issue. Lately, theres been literally thousands of these huge mosquitos all around my property. I walk my dog around the neighborhood alot and havent noticed anywhere having anywhere near the amount of these things that I seem to have. These arent the ones that bite, but as I understand these ones lay eggs that become the ones that bite. I have made sure theres no standing water around, and today I sprayed the whole yard down with some "Cutter" which claims to repel and kill them. It seemed to have made a difference already, but I dont want them coming back. Any ideas what would cause them to be here? They seem to be coming out of the ground, mostly on the northern side of my house. Not sure if this is relevant or not. Any info appreciated. Thanx!
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Keep spraying with Cutter or whatever you think is working. Talk to neighbors and others and see if they are having the same issues. If so, you might want to contact the city and see if they can send a sprayer around your neighborhood. About 1 or 2 times a month we have a truck that goes through our streets and sprays, what I assume, is some sort of insecticide. It really does help.
If it's large it's probably not a mosquito, lots of similar looking bugs. Remember only the female is a blood sucker, the males like pollen, and watch for standing water. Here in CA we have had a lot of trouble with west nile virus.