With the leaves turning and the warm air leaving most parts of the country, does that mean those pesky mosquitoes are also gone, ready to come back next spring and ruin our fun again? Are you thinking “what happens to mosquitoes in winter”? It is easy to forget about them… they are gone, right?
That actually is not the case. While you start seeing a huge decrease in adult mosquitoes moving around once the lows reach around 50 degrees, that isn’t the case for their eggs. Mosquito eggs can survive a great amount of time in the cold months. These pest eggs can actually freeze and stay frozen for 3 years, waiting for warmer weather!
Now that you have that information, what can you do to ensure your yard doesn’t get infested with mosquitoes when you’re ready to go outside?
Get rid of any standing water in your yard
Mosquitoes need water to breed and lay eggs, but they do not need a lot. Because these insects can lay eggs in as little as half an inch of water, it is important to get rid of anything in your yard that could collect and hold water.
Declutter your yard
There are a lot of items that can hold water if left out in a yard, including tire swings, trash can lid, and wheel barrels. Remember to consistently empty these items of any standing water and replace birdbath water frequently.
So, now you know what happens to mosquitoes in winter! While your mind may be off mosquitoes now, it may be a good idea to call your local mosquito control company and get one final treatment. This will make sure you have full control of your yard when the spring rolls around!