Mosquito season begins slowly in the spring, peaks in the summer, and tapers off in the fall…
But, depending on where you live, it might seem like mosquito season lasts all year long. And yes, in some states, this may be true. No matter where you live, though, mosquitoes are frustrating. So, the best way to avoid these pests and their itchy bites is to know when they’re most active in your state so you can help defend yourself!
The Perfect Conditions
Mosquitoes thrive under certain conditions, and these conditions can typically help us determine when we will expect to see them. Typically, mosquitoes become most active in temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Although, they prefer temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit to truly thrive. Plus, mosquitoes tend to prefer hot, humid environments (our southern states know that!). Warm areas with heavy rainfall may see increased mosquito populations and activity, too, as these are prime breeding conditions.
When does your mosquito season start?
Mosquito season can begin as early as February in the hottest parts of the country or as late as May in the coldest. At MOSQUITOMAX™, we like to divide up the mosquito seasons into five zones. But keep in mind, your mosquito season may begin sooner or later depending on that year’s climate and conditions.
Zone 1: February
Not surprisingly, this region’s warm, humid and wet climate means a lengthy mosquito season. In addition to Florida and Hawaii, this region also includes the second half of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Zone 2: March
Consisting of most of the United States, this region typically experiences colder temperatures, which may not be as attractive to mosquitoes. States in these areas include the rest of Texas, and the adjacent states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico, Arizona and the southern parts of California, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Zone 3: Early April
The cooler temperatures in these regions mean they experience some of the shortest mosquito seasons in the country. This zone stretches across the top of California, and includes Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and most of Virginia, West Virginia, and Missouri, the lower half of Illinois and Indiana, the southernmost parts of Ohio, and the northernmost parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Zone 4: Late April
This region includes the southern two-thirds of Oregon, Wyoming and Iowa, the lower half of Idaho, most of Nebraska, the northern half of Illinois and Indiana, central and northern parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., all but the northernmost parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the rest of West Virginia and Virginia, and the most southern parts of South Dakota, Michigan and New York.
Zone 5: May
Brrr… it’s cold! This zone stretches across the top of the U.S., encompassing all the states and parts of states not already mentioned, including Washington, Montana, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and the northernmost part of Oregon, the top half of Idaho, North Dakota and most of South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the rest of Michigan, New York, and Connecticut.
How to Prepare
If you live in one of the areas with a lengthy mosquito season, there are a few steps you can take to help prepare before it hits!
- Get rid of standing water
- Keep drains and gutters clean
- Maintain your yard
- Avoid being outside at dawn and dusk
And, as always, if you want to deal with mosquitoes before they become a problem in your area, MosquitoMax can help. Contact us today to get a jump on it before mosquito season kick into high gear!
Consider ordering a DIY Mosquito Misting System
We offer easy and basic DIY mosquito misting packages that will work for a simple installation in your yard. Installation and maintenance instructions complete with pictures are included, so you can easily install your very own mosquito misting system.
Our patented system uses state-of-the-art technology which allows you to monitor low water levels, record a history of spray times, and detect leaks. The system automatically shuts off when an issue is detected and reduces chemical usage when the temperature is below 50 degrees.
Your machine delivers the freshest possible product because the insecticide solution is mixed on-demand. The system can also spray water only (during testing), which reduces environmental impact.
Our system is engineered to mix any chemical with water in any dilution rate and can be calibrated so when new products are developed, our system is ready use immediately without any rebuilding of the mechanisms.
Learn the step-by-step instructions on installing your DIY mosquito misting system HERE!
Professional Treatment from MOSQUITOMAX™
MOSQUITOMAX™ can ensure your backyard is comfortable and prepped for all your upcoming outdoor activities. For the most effective control, consider a professional mosquito treatment or service. Contact MOSQUITOMAX™ today for quick and reliable service, or visit our online store to view our multitude of mosquito repelling products. You’ll soon be on your way to a festive, holiday celebration in your outdoor space!
Learn more about one of our customer’s mosquito treatment experiences here.
We also have DIY Misting Systems that are a breeze to install with our instruction manuels. Click here to learn more about our self installation mosquito misting systems!
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