It is time to admit it. Summer will be leaving us. Soon fall will be here and the bugs will tone down outside. September’s weather is changing, and it has you asking yourself: are mosquitoes still a threat?
When mosquitoes are active
Mosquitoes are still very active in Nashville and Middle TN; that means mosquito season is still upon us and likely to last through the early parts of fall. Because we are in Tennessee, where it doesn’t become bitter cold in the winter, mosquitoes tend to stick around much longer than places like the northeast.
Mosquito season peaks in July and August, but it is still prevalent in September, October, and even November. After mosquito activity peaks in the summer, it steadily declines through the winter season.
Mosquito activity in Tennessee
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee has experienced cases of mosquito-borne diseases. In 2016, more than 60 people were diagnosed with Zika virus when traveling to other places. Once infected, people can spread Zika to other people. Women who have traveled to areas where Zika is a problem should delay getting pregnant for at least 6 months.
In June, mosquitoes in Davidson County tested positive for West Nile virus. By July, two additional batches of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile near Priest Lake and Green Hills.
Mosquito control all season
Just because you are starting to pack up the lawn furniture, and you aren’t spending as much time outside, doesn’t mean you are in the clear for avoiding mosquitoes. As long as the sun is still out and the air temperature is warm, mosquitoes will continue to lay their eggs, which means they will be looking for a food source to nourish their eggs. That food source is your blood. You are going to get bitten.
To protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes, don’t focus only on the sweltering summer months. Mosquito control is necessary all-season long. It’s never too late to stop mosquitoes. All-American Pest Control offers a mosquito misting service that targets adult mosquitoes. The mister covers tree canopies, bushes, shrubs, and other hiding places around your home.
Enjoy your backyard more by keeping mosquitoes under control. It’s never fun to rush inside long before the end of the season arrives. Fall is a gorgeous time of year, don't dread going outside because of mosquitoes! Call us or click here to request your evaluation!