After mating, the female mosquito seeks a blood meal to assist in the production of her eggs. She lays her eggs in standing pools of water such as buckets, birdbaths, puddles, or flower pots. Females can lay up 100 eggs at one time.
The young are wormlike larvae are called tumblers because they tumble and wiggle around in the water. After a short growing period 10-15 days, the adults emerge from the pupae onto the water surface where their exoskeleton hardens.