Pest Guides

Aedes Mosquitoes

Aedes aegypti


Aedes Mosquito  | Rentokil Pest Control Zambia
  • Adult has black and white markings
  • Larval rest 45 degree from the surface of the water
  • Egg is black in colour and shape like a rugby ball


  • Egg to adult stage takes 6 – 8 days
  • Complete metamorphosis – egg, larval, pupa and adult


  • Habitat – container breeder especially man-made containers with clean water
  • Biting rhythm – biting peaks at change of light intensity (after sunrise and before sunset)
  • Prefer darker colours like black and red
  • Can fly short distance (50 – 100m)