Does a Mild Winter Mean There Will Be More Mosquitoes?

Does a Mild Winter Mean There Will Be More Mosquitoes?

April 29, 2020

If there’s one good thing about winter, it’s that there are no mosquitoes. For a few months out of the year, you don’t have to worry about the high-pitched buzzing in your ears or the itch that comes from being bitten by these flying insects. However, you know that summer is always right around the corner and if you had a mild winter, you may be preparing for the worst.

Mild Winters and Mosquitoes

Just because the winter was a bit milder and warmer than those in the past, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the mosquitoes will be worse this summer. While weather does have an impact on mosquito activity, it probably doesn’t impact it in the way that you think.

These flying insects are cold-blooded, which means that their body temperature is pretty close to the air temperature around them. They thrive in warm, moist environments, as this allows them to be active. However, if it gets too hot, mosquitoes won’t bite as often. Of course, if it’s too hot for mosquitoes to bite, it’s probably too hot for you to be outside.

When the outside temperature dips below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, mosquitoes go dormant. Mosquitoes, like many other animals on this planet, have developed adaptations that ensure the survival of their species. Just because winter moves in and it gets cold outside doesn’t mean that the flying insects die.

Of course, there will be some that do, but they have reproductive strategies that ensure the survival of their eggs so that the young can hatch when warm weather moves in again. The problem with mild winters isn’t that there will be more mosquitoes, it’s that the warmer weather will allow these flying pests to come out of dormancy sooner than usual.

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Preventing Mosquitoes

Since you don’t have any control over the weather, you need to find other ways to protect you and your family from mosquitoes. If the winter was mild and there is a lot more moisture in the area, this creates the perfect environment for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. So, to ensure that you aren’t inadvertently creating a mosquito nursery in your yard, it’s a good idea to get rid of anything that allows water to pool or stand on your property.

In addition, you might also consider having professionals come in to treat your yard to prevent mosquitoes from taking over. This might include adding a misting system to your home or business, or you might get a portable mosquito control.

If the winter happened to be mild, then having MosquitoNix® come out as soon as possible is in your best interest. They’ll be able to assess your property and determine the best course of action to keep mosquitoes from ruining your time outdoors. They’ll even know how soon to get started on this process so that you can be outside enjoying the warm weather.

Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

It doesn’t matter if the winter was mild or if it was one of the worst ones in recorded history, mosquitoes have adapted to survive and thrive. As soon as the weather conditions are favorable, they will show up in force and be ready to do what they do best: annoy you.

Since you can’t completely get rid of mosquitoes, treating your property is the next best thing. Call MosquitoNix today and take proactive measures to ensure that mosquitoes don’t completely take over the warm weather seasons.

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