Aedes lay their eggs in moist areas just above the water’s surface. You’ll find the eggs on the side of containers such as flower pots, birdbaths, tires, buckets, animal water dishes and pot plants plates. Female mosquitoes also lay eggs in tree holes or plants that have collected water. One Aedes mosquito can lay up to 500 eggs in her lifetime. Adults don’t fly very far, less than 200 meters, so they’re usually found near their breeding area.
Eggs can survive in both dry and cold conditions. In tropical and subtropical climates live and breed year-round. In temperate climates (areas with four seasons), Aedes die off in cold weather, depositing their eggs near water. These eggs can survive into the warmer seasons.