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Where do they go in the winter?

September 9th, 2015

Where do they go in the winter?

All summer long and during the warm months, our fun is often plagued by the annoyance of mosquitoes. BBQ’s and picnics, baseball games and firework shows are all places where we have been invaded by the biting annoyances. But in the winter, it seems like they are nowhere to be found. Not that we are complaining about that, but where exactly do they go?

Nowhere is the answer. They do not actually go anywhere in the winter. They may move their homes to small holes in the ground, burrows and other areas abandoned by small animals. The adult mosquitoes actually do something similar to what we do when it is too cold to go outside. They hide in their nests, or hibernate during the cold months.  For mosquitoes, this process is called over-wintering.

Mosquitoes in other stages of the life form, such as larvae, pupa or even eggs can actually stop their growth pattern during the cold months. They can put their own growth formation on pause until the weather warms back up in the spring. At which time, of course they grow on to become the blood-sucking insects we all hate.

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