Warmer Weather? Cue Mosquitoes.
For those who live in places of cold temperatures and snowy conditions, mosquitoes become a distant memory during the Winter season. Then, like magic, mosquitoes appear out of nowhere. They come out of their dormant stage, or hibernation, thirsty and ready to breed. (Click here to read how mosquitoes and other insects become dormant).
When and Why Do Mosquitoes Come Back?
Weather is the major motivator. When it comes down to it, it’s all about temperature. Mosquitoes begin to hatch, breed, and attack when the weather is at a consistent 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). Mosquitoes are cold-blooded creatures. This means that they cannot make their own internal body heat. For example, when the sun is out and the temperature is at 70 degrees, cold-blooded creatures soak in that sun and stay warm. When the sun sets and the temperature drops to 40 degrees, their body temperatures become colder. Simple as that. That is why mosquitoes cannot function until it gets warmer out and stays warmer out. Usually, the temperature reaches a consistent 50 degrees around mid-April, early-May. AKA, during Spring. This is also when a lot of rain occurs. Mosquitoes love rain. They live and breed near and in water. That is why those who live closer to ponds or have a lot of standing water on their property, have bigger issues with mosquitoes.
How To Prepare
- Remove any objects that collect water: Buckets, old tires, birdfeeders, wheelbarrows, flower pots, etc.
- Repair damaged windows and screens: Mosquitoes like to find any small openings to get inside your home. Leave the mosquitoes outside and fix your torn screens.
- Clean clogged gutters: Mosquitoes will use your clogged moist gutters as a breeding ground. Clean them out!
- Use spray repellents while out and about.
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