How early will I see the first mosquito in my yard?

Posted by Mosquito Squad

April 7, 2017

Mosquito season might still seem so far away even with the warmer temperatures making an appearance this weekend but we’re here to tell you that it’s just around the corner. Throughout the spring and summer season in Minnesota about a dozen mosquito species hatch. Starting in spring when the snow and ice begin to melt, we see our first mosquito hatch. This is the snowmelt mosquito.

The female snowmelt mosquito lays her eggs as late as she can in the summer before the fall season begins. These eggs have adapted to the cold conditions and lay dormant waiting for the snow to melt and the spring temperatures to rise. These species have a short season in which to grow. In order to get a head start, the larvae are adapted to survive in very cold water, such as snowmelt ponds. The cold water slows down their metabolism as well as their development into a flying, biting adult mosquito, which can take several weeks.

At Mosquito Squad we want to ensure that you and your family are protected from the first hatch of the mosquito to the last. Our barrier treatment is the most popular mosquito control service and reduces the adult mosquito population up to 85-90%. We will treat your entire property from front to back targeting the foliage surrounding your property while focusing on outdoor living spaces such as fire pits, decks and patios.

The best part about our treatment is that it has a residual effect meaning your property will stay protected for up to 3 weeks! If you’re like most of our customers that get the seasonal package, we’ll come to your property every 3 weeks to ensure your summer is mosquito and tick free.

Call Mosquito Squad of North Central Minnesota at (218) 304-7704 to further discuss your mosquito control options!