Where do mosquitoes hide in winter and fall? Good question. Where do they go when they are not biting you and is there any way you can reduce your misery come spring by reducing their numbers when they are hiding? Here are some tips on mosquito control in fall and winter, and also some tips on how to prepare for spring.
First of all, you must realize that mosquitoes do not go away in the fall. People have frequently been bitten in fall and even in winter. That proves that it is important to find where mosquitoes hide in your yard, your garden or around your commercial and industrial premises. Not just that, but once you have a good idea where they are, then what do you do to control them? Mosquito control is difficult enough without having to hunt them down!
Mosquito Breeding Habits
First some facts. Mosquitoes tend to become inactive below 50 degrees F (10C) although they may still be lurking around your yard. A quick Indian summer may bring them out again as ferocious as ever – even more so in many cases, because they might be hungry after their short rest. They tend to mate in fall, after which the males die and the females rest up. The males’ only function is to mate with the females. The females need the protein in blood to form their eggs, which is why only females bite.
Female mosquitoes can lay eggs in the fall. They may not lay rafts of eggs as in summer, but in fall they do lay eggs singly or in small numbers in moist areas. Come spring, these eggs hatch to give you an early infestation of adults. This normally happens when rainfall is associated with a rise in temperature. Overwintered females also emerge to breed and bite animals – including you.
Where do Mosquitoes Hide in Winter
What all that means is that during the winter months, adult female mosquitoes may still be alive. So where do mosquitoes hide in winter, during these colder months of the year? Think about it. They live in places protected from the cold, such in old hollow logs, in disused downpipes and guttering, animal burrows and any other damp places that are not directly subject to snow and ice and cold winds.
By understanding where mosquitoes hide in winter, it may be it is possible for you to control them before and just as they are emerging. An effective mosquito spray should be used on and in those areas you believe they might be hiding in your yard. You can do this yourself or ask Mr. Mister to do it for you. It is always best to have a mosquito problem dealt with by professionals!
Such a mosquito spray will effectively control mosquitoes that have been hiding in your over the winter, but you will not catch them all. There are too many potential hiding places for that. Once she reappears, a female can lay 300 or more eggs each 3-4 days during her lifespan. On average, this amounts to over 4,000 eggs from one female! Little wonder your life is a misery during these warm evenings!
Mr. Mister Mosquito Control Services
Mr. Mister can help you overcome this problem by offering two main mosquito control services:
1. We will manually spray those areas in your yard that are most likely to be home to mosquitoes.
2. We will remove the old cans, pails and other receptacles where mosquitoes tend to breed, and treat any ponds, pools and fountains that may also be breeding places. Don’t worry about fish ponds – the fish will take care of any mosquito larvae.
3. We can set up an automatic mosquito misting system to prevent the incursion of new mosquitoes into your yard, and also control any already there.
Where do mosquitoes hide in fall and winter? Get Mr. Mister Mister to look after that problem for you, and will never be bothered about these pesky pests ever again. We are mosquito control experts, and we know where they hide and where they rest up during the day when it is too hot for them, and late at night when they rest.
If you want to know where your mosquitoes hide, or simply want a mosquito control system to solve your problem with them, Get a Quote here for removing them.