Mosquitoes have a relatively short life cycle compared to some other types of pests. In general, females tend to live for a month or two while males average a much shorter time – as little as ten days. Mosquitoes begin in an egg stage and eventually hatch into larvae, which often resemble hairy worms or tiny caterpillars. After this, they molt and eventually turn into full-fledged adults. Unfortunately, due to their quick breeding and growth cycle, by the time adult mosquitoes are dying off, a new set will be hatched and becoming adults.