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What Happens to Mosquitoes in the Winter?

Nov 25, 2022

What Happens to Mosquitoes in the Winter?

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After a long season of mosquitoes, it’s safe to say that they are finally done buzzing for the year. But, you may be wondering…what happens to mosquitoes over the winter? Unlike birds, mosquitoes don’t fly south, in fact, many species of mosquitoes tend to hibernate in little holes or warmer areas and wait for the cold weather to subside. Therefore, it is important to winterize your home to ensure you don’t have any mosquitoes nesting in your garages and attics this winter. For tips on avoiding winter pest invasion, check out our latest blog on how to winterize your home against pests.

Some species of mosquitoes have winter, hardy eggs and will hibernate as embryos throughout the winter. These eggs are generally submerged under ice and will hatch in the spring once the temperatures rise. Other mosquitoes will mate in the fall and enter hibernation in warmer places or in your home! Once the temperatures rise, the mosquitoes will emerge from their hiding along with their hatched eggs.

 

Mosquito Prevention

To help secure your home from the thirsty, blood-sucking mosquitoes come springtime, follow these tips!

Inspect your property for items that may be holding water or mosquito eggs. Items such as flowerpots, old tires, bird baths, wheelbarrows, BBQ covers or patio furniture tend to be common cultrips. Mosquitoes need water or moist areas to lay eggs, so ridding your property of standing water and other popular breeding grounds will help limit populations come spring.

Call your local Mosquito Hero team! We specialize in ridding your property of mosquitoes each month for the entire mosquito season. If you’re tired of mosquitoes ruining your evening outside, contact us today for a free quote!

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