They represent one aspect of the summer monsoon you may prefer to do without. The peak of mosquito season is quickly approaching in Arizona, and you can help keep yourself from becoming a victim by learning a little more about them.
David Mizejewski, a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation, says the best protection is prevention. That can come, in part, by eliminating standing pools of water around the outside of your home.
Any stagnant water can breed mosquitoes. Standing water from heavy rains, bird baths, sprinkler systems, coolers, pet watering dishes and stagnant swimming pools can produce thousands of mosquitoes in as little as three days.