In a state that is typically overrun with mosquitoes, Florida residents and visitors probably notice a reprieve from the itch-causing insects during the winter months. However, this does not mean that they are gone forever. So, where do mosquitoes go during the chilly winter months? According to an Orlando pest control company, they are still around!
Believe it or not, mosquitoes do not magically reappear in the spring, rather, they are simply more dormant during the winter months. Many kinds of mosquitoes choose to lay their eggs in the winter, as they are durable and resistant even to the most extreme of colds. Often, it would take an extreme freeze to kill these eggs–one that simply could not occur in Florida, which is why mosquito populations are so heavy in the spring and summer months.
For other types of mosquitoes, their larvae are hardy enough to survive outside of their protective eggs during the winter months. Mosquito larvae require water to survive, and since Florida’s bodies of water do not often freeze over in the winter, they provide the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Still other types of mosquitoes exist in full adult form during the winter. Female mosquitoes find hiding places, such as inside logs or animal burrows, so that they can protect their developing eggs until the spring and summer months. Only the males die off during the winter. Once the weather begins to warm, the females go in search of a meal to help their young grow and survive.
A trusted Orlando pest control company can help you learn and understand the life cycles of a number of different insects and pests so that you and your family can be prepared and protected. Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control is committed to providing the absolute highest quality termite, pest control and lawn services in the industry. Call Pro-Staff at 407-292-PEST or visit our website to learn more about what ProStaff can do for you.