Massey Services 2020
Mosquito bites are not only itchy, but these pests can also transmit harmful diseases. If you want to learn more about mosquito season and how to keep mosquitoes away, this will help you understand seasonal mosquito activity and provide tips on backyard mosquito control.
Mosquito season usually occurs between February and October.
Mosquitoes thrive in hot, humid and wet weather and are generally active during the months between February and October. The latest 2020 weather forecast from NOAA doesn’t look good for this year’s mosquito activity. NOAA is predicting that in prime mosquito season we’re going to see higher than normal temperatures and higher than normal rainfall throughout most of the southeast and Texas.
Mosquito Season Timeline
February through March: As the temperatures start to rise and are consistently above 50 degrees, dormant mosquito eggs hatch, and mosquito populations begin to rise.
April through May: The start of the rainy season offers more places where mosquitoes can lay their eggs around your yard, where water can collect such as in potted plants and clogged gutters.
June through August: This is the height of mosquito season and when we experience the most activity. The hot, humid, rainy weather offers the ideal conditions for mosquito breeding.
September through October: As the temperatures slowly begin to cool, mosquito populations begin to decline but they remain active.
Here’s how to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard
There are a number of precautions that people can take to protect their home and family from mosquitoes. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Massey Services recommend the following tips:
- Eliminate or reduce mosquito-breeding sites around the home. This includes birdbaths, flowerpots, grill covers, baby pools, unopened swimming pools, tires and other objects where water collects
- Clear leaves and debris from gutters and drains to prevent the accumulation of water
- Screen windows, doors, and other openings with fine mesh, sealing around all screen edges and keeping doors and windows shut to prevent entry
- Make sure all windows and doors in your home are closed tightly and that screens are well-sealed, and holes patched to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside
- Mosquitoes can bite through thin clothing; use an appropriate insect repellent, applying it not only to skin but clothing as well
- The CDC provides additional advice on protecting yourself and your family from mosquitoes and the diseases they spread
Did You Know: If you prefer an organic alternative to DEET, use orange spray, eucalyptus, or citronella.
Unfortunately, mosquitoes can be hard to control without professional help. Contact Massey Services to come out for a free inspection and learn how we can customize a program for you and your needs.
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