When is Mosquito Season in Florida?
Florida is a beautiful place to live; the beach is easily accessible from anywhere, the landscape is dotted with scenic lakes, and sunshine abounds. But, as any Floridian knows, the joy of being outdoors can quickly be ruined by mosquitoes. It doesn’t matter how pleasant laying out by the pool or having a picnic next to a lake is – when mosquitoes show up, there’s nothing left to do but get away as soon as possible. The bites are so irritating, and nobody wants to risk catching a disease they carry.
It is important to know when peak mosquito season occurs so that you can plan accordingly and not be found running away from swarms, slapping your arms and legs.
The main factor for determining mosquito season is temperature. When it starts to get warmer outside, mosquitoes will become more active and hatch from eggs laid during the winter. The critical temperature is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, when mosquitoes begin to emerge. This means that mosquito season differs from place to place.
In Florida, it is not uncommon for mosquitoes to start coming out again in February. But, the warmer it gets, the better it is for mosquitoes. So, the peak mosquito season is during the hot Florida summer where they thrive on the humidity and standing pools of water from the frequent afternoon thunderstorms.
The worst places are wooded areas and swampy areas, since they both afford mosquitoes a lot of cover and wet places to lay their eggs. Dawn and especially dusk are notoriously bad times to be outdoors, because that’s when mosquitoes are most active. And the more rain there is, the more eggs they are able to lay, which makes Florida a breeding-ground for mosquitoes in the summer.
How to Combat Mosquitoes
At Heron, we offer an excellent Mosquito Control Program which will get you back outside enjoying your property during the beautiful spring and summer months. Our mosquito experts will inspect your property for any potential mosquito breeding spots to eliminate them. If we find any eggs, we will use larvicide to ensure they don’t hatch. Then, we will treat your property to curb the existing population of mosquitoes that has been troubling you. As members of the Florida Mosquito Control Association, we are at the forefront of mosquito control information and techniques. Please call us with any questions, and schedule your free same day inspection at 1.877.772.0826.
When is Mosquito Season in Florida? in Orlando and surrounding counties
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