Will the Cold, Wet Winter We Experienced in Greenville Keep Mosquitoes at Bay? No Way!


We can finally say we survived the cold and wet winter weather we experienced this past year and hello to the sunshine and mild temperatures spring will bring.  Many people think because of the cold temperatures the mosquito population will be on the decline this year but that can’t be further from the truth.  In fact, the temperatures don’t have as much of an impact on the mosquito population as the amount of snow and rainfall.

Mosquitoes will quickly begin emerging with the warmer temperatures

There is a common misconception that mosquitoes die in the winter but that simply is not true.  Some do die, other hibernate like a bear but in fallen tree limbs and under brush. Still others remain as winter hardy eggs all season long.  It’s not the cold temperatures that decrease the population of mosquitoes for the coming season, it’s the winter precipitation that actually increases the population, and we had plenty of that the last several months.  See, mosquitoes need water to breed and we had a lot of snow and rain this winter that soaked the ground.  This precipitation is still out there in the form of puddles and damp areas in our woods and drainage ditches.  Now that the weather is warming for long periods of time, those adult mosquitoes that hibernated are ready for activity and will soon be laying more eggs in these damp areas.  Plus, the eggs that were laid last fall are ready to hatch with the warmer days.  That means a whole lot of mosquitoes are about to come out quickly.

Tip over standing water to eliminate mosquito breeding groundsSo, how do you keep mosquitoes at bay and away from your family?  Being vigilant will help.  Take a walk around your property to remove leaf piles and grass clippings that can hold water. Dump over dog bowls, flowerpot saucers and children’s toys that can accumulate water and check the tarps over your grill or boat to be sure they are taut and not stowing water.  Since mosquitoes need just a small amount of water to lay their eggs, these are perfect breeding grounds and close to your home.  Then call Mosquito Squad of Greenville.  Our proven barrier treatment eliminates up to 90% of adult mosquitoes and targets the mosquito eggs before they have a chance to hatch.  The treatment also creates a barrier to keep other mosquitoes from entering your treated property.

Getting an early start is important before the mosquito eggs have had time to hatch and the adult mosquitoes have time to lay another round of eggs.  Now is the time to call Mosquito Squad of Greenville to start your proactive protection throughout the season and keep your family safe from mosquitoes, their bites and the dangerous diseases they can carry. Call us at (864) 362-2013 today!