Rain, warm temperatures keeping mosquitoes around
Posted on 11/11/2015 10:42:00 AM.
 We're well into November but, apparently, no one has told the mosquitoes.  There are an unusual high number of mosquitoes being seen buzzing around for this time of year.  


Colby Colona, President of the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association, says there is one big reason we're seeing more of the pests and that's weather.
 
 
"We've been inundated with rain the past few weekends and then also with higher temperatures they're going to be prolific at this time."

She says warm temperatures and heavy rain events can trigger dormant mosquito eggs to hatch and that's what's happened here over the past three weekends.  Colona hopes temperatures will become more fall or winter like sooner than later.

"Once it starts getting cool, the mosquitoes will overwinter and they won't be so much of an issue anymore."

She says in cooler temperatures, mosquitoes will enter a dormant stage and their numbers will drastically drop.  Colona says until colder weather arrives, you should take proper precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

"If you're going to be outside, wear some sort of repellent.  Also, mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, so stay indoors, if you can, during those times.  Wear light loose fitted clothing." 
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