When Do Mosquitoes Return?

What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again: the return of the mosquitoes. As the weather warms up and the days get longer, these pesky insects begin to make their presence known. While the exact timing of their reappearance can vary depending on your location, there are a few factors that generally determine when the mosquitoes will return. Learn what they are and how you can help keep them away even though they are back in the area.

When Do Mosquitoes Return?

  • Temperature: One of the biggest factors is temperature. Mosquitoes thrive in warm, humid environments, and they tend to become more active as the temperature rises. In some parts of the world, mosquitoes can be active year-round, but in most places, they tend to be most active during the spring and summer months. Mosquitoes function best at 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but they start to reappear at 60 degrees Fahrenheit, though their activity might be sluggish.
  • Rainfall: Another factor that influences mosquito activity is rainfall. Mosquitoes need standing water to breed, so areas that receive a lot of rain or have a lot of standing water are more likely to experience high mosquito populations.
  • Human Activity: The timing of mosquito season can also be influenced by human activity. For example, if you live in an area that sprays for mosquitoes, the timing and severity of the season may be impacted by the effectiveness and consistency of those efforts.

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away

  • Remove Standing Water. One of the best ways you can keep mosquitoes away is to keep standing water away from your yard. Consider bird baths, tires, buckets, and even areas of your lawn that don’t drain properly. Take the steps you can to keep your yard dry.
  • Plant Certain Plants. Mosquitoes aren’t fans of fragrant foliage, so you can keep them away by planting things like herbs, lavender, and citronella.
  • Call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape. Mosquitoes don’t just make spending time outside uncomfortable, they can spread life-threatening diseases to you, your family, and your pets. Take back your backyard with help from your pest pros at Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape. We are a local company and know the Indiana vegetation and conditions that attract mosquitos. Call us today at 765-771-9998 for mosquito control.