In some parts of the country the freezing temps only arrive on a few days a year and the mosquitoes season can seem like a year around issue.
When Is Mosquito Season Over?
Is it really ever over? Mosquitoes can take up residence in some people’s homes, living in drains, potted plants or anyplace where they have access to water and warmth. So when is mosquito season over in warmer climates? Let’s look at the facts.
Mosquitoes carry diseases that may have serious consequences for humans. Over a million people worldwide die every year from mosquito-borne illnesses. In certain areas of the U.S., pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems might actually fear going outside during mosquito season due to the threat of contracting an illness that could be harmful to their health. Needless to say, for many of us, mosquito bites are simply itchy and annoying to have around when you’re trying to enjoy warm weather or your outdoor living space. So when is it over? Well that question doesn’t have a simple answer.
There is well over 150 different mosquito species that are active in the United States. Generally speaking, mosquito season in southern states ranges from mid-spring through the fall, peaking in the summer months. Mosquitoes thrive in warm climates and if you live on Coast where freezing temperatures are rare. Central states are warm and humid which is perfect for the blood sucking pests. But when temps start to drop below 50 degrees the non-hibernating mosquitoes will start dying off and the first frost is a good sign for the end of the mosquito season.
But hibernating mosquitoes don’t die off when it gets colder; they simply seek shelter in places that are protected from the elements, including abandoned animal dens, hollow logs and even inside your home. These mosquitoes have been known to come out of hiding during warm spells in the winter.
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