Believe it or not, mosquitoes do not simply die off during the colder months. Exactly how a mosquito survives the winter can differ by species. The mosquito responsible for transmitting Zika virus, Aedes aegypti, overwinters in the egg stage. As temperatures begin to fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, adult females deposit their final batch of eggs in water-holding items containing as little as a half an inch of water. The adults will eventually die, while the newly deposited eggs enter a state of diapause, a process that suspends their development during the coldest months. Call your Memphis Mosquito Experts at 901 Pest Control (the real mosquito authority) before mosquitoes get bad this spring! Go to 901pestcontrol.com for 15% off purchase of new service.
February 26, 2021