As the weather gets warmer, it’s best to be prepared and knowledgeable about mosquito climate. We put together some general information for you about where mosquitoes live and what kind of weather they like!
Mosquitoes are known as cold blooded, meaning their temperature is around the same as the temperature of the environment that they’re in. This is a reason why you might notice the disappearance of mosquitoes in the winter. While a lot of mosquitoes don’t survive the cold temperatures, there are actually some species that hibernate until the weather is more optimal for them. Hibernation usually happens at around 50 degrees. For the mosquitoes who die off during this time, they still lay their eggs in water, then it freezes, and when the weather becomes warm, they hatch. So, although you don’t have to worry about mosquitoes as much in the winter, unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that they are gone for good.
Mosquito patterns have been changing as our climate has changed, too. With warmer winters, what would have normally knocked out the mosquito population, some have been able to survive in areas where they previously couldn’t. This has also impacted the start and end of mosquito seasons.
Warm and humid weather
Warm and humid weather is prime mosquito weather. Around 80 degrees is where most mosquitoes thrive, but humidity is the ultimate desire for mosquitoes. When it rains, mosquito breeding is going to increase in any place that has standing water. This could be your pond, your flower pots, marshes, and even your gutters! It doesn’t take long for mosquitoes’ eggs to hatch – usually just 24-48 hours. It’s important to note that mosquitoes don’t typically travel too far from where they have hatched, so it’s important to treat any standing water around your home, to avoid mosquitoes hanging around the house after hatching.
Warm and dry weather
There is such a thing as too hot and dry for mosquitoes. In certain areas, they are more active in the mornings and evenings when the weather is warm, but not scorching hot.
With this information in mind, you can make informed decisions about your mosquito prevention plan!