In the past couple of weeks, I have noticed mosquitoes have become more abundant around my home. So I decided to look into mosquitoes and when the season “peaked”.
Some of the 176 known species of mosquitoes hibernate during the winter months and then re-emerge when it reaches the perfect temperature.
I found out recently that the start of mosquito season here in ENC actually begins in early April. When temperatures reach 50 degrees, and remains consistent, is when mosquito eggs begin to hatch or come out of hibernation.
The peak of mosquito season usually occurs during the hot summer months. Areas that tend to hold a lot of humidity and moisture tend to see more mosquitoes since they flock to those areas to lay eggs and breed.
Mosquito season ends when temps drop below 50 degrees, or usually around the time of the first frost.
You can actually do a couple of easy things to keep mosquitoes from not being so abundant around your house such as removing items that collect water, or dump out the standing water, cleaning clogged gutters, fill in low-lying areas and hollow logs, and install bug lights.
Even though mosquito season is almost over here in ENC, they can still make a brief appearance if we have a warm spell during the late fall, winter, and early spring.