How Hurricane Season Impacts the Mosquito Population
As you well know, hurricane season in Florida runs from June through the end of November. In addition to the chance of rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, it’s also the hottest time of the year. As if the heat, humidity, and constant threat of severe weather weren’t enough, the rainy season is also prime time for mosquitoes. In fact, hurricane season can have a dramatic impact on the mosquito population, both positive and negative.
Why Are Mosquitoes More Active During Hurricane Season?
Mosquitoes need specific conditions to breed and reproduce. One of the criteria that female mosquitoes look for is standing water where they can lay their eggs in. During the rainy season, small puddles, buckets, containers, and even depressions in the ground can become a mosquito nursery. Food is the next order of business, so mosquitoes like to live anywhere people and animals congregate.
Can Mosquitoes Survive Hurricanes?
You may have noticed that when you’re outdoors on a breezy evening, mosquitoes aren’t as prevalent. That’s because mosquitoes are very tiny, and they don’t have the strength to battle strong winds. During a hurricane when winds can exceed 75 MPH, adult mosquitoes are simply blown away and don’t stand a chance. But that doesn’t mean the mosquito population is decimated. Quite the opposite is true, and the population explodes.
Why Are There So Many Mosquitoes After a Hurricane?
Immediately after a hurricane or other large storm, swarms of previously laid mosquito eggs begin to hatch. Thankfully, this first hatching of nuisance mosquitoes rarely carry diseases or viruses and are more annoying than dangerous. Huge swarms of these aggressive biters can make cleanup and recovery efforts difficult.
If cleanup is delayed, standing water may remain over the next few weeks, which spurs another batch of mosquito hatching. This time, the mosquitoes that hatch are more likely to carry dangerous diseases like Dengue, West Nile, and Zika. As more people are outdoors working to clear debris and repair damage, more mosquitoes are attracted. It can become a real nightmare.
How Can I Protect My Family from Mosquitoes After a Hurricane?
In the immediate aftermath of a hurricane, there will most certainly be a huge number of mosquitoes buzzing about. When possible, avoid mosquito-infested areas. If you do need to be out, protect your family by using a non-toxic mosquito repellent and donning long-sleeved shirts and pants. Wear a hat and net if necessary to avoid being bitten when you must be outdoors.
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