Fewer Mosquitoes and Ticks Predicted For the Tri-state in 2018
We have experienced many consecutive days of frigid cold temps in the Tristate and according to huffingtonpost.com, with that means we will experience a more pleasant outdoor experience during warmer temps the rest of the year.
During the summer of 2012 — when West Nile cases were climbing — much was made of the milder 2011-2012 winter and its effect on the disease-spreading mosquito population.
The pests thrive in milder climates, meaning they were able to survive — and breed — all winter, just waiting to feast come spring.
Freezing or below-freezing temps might kill off some skeeters (and ticks), thereby protecting you from the illnesses they are known to spread.
Still skeptical? We looked for more evidence in the Farmers Almanac.
When temperatures drop well below 0° F, though, many individual insects die. The colder the temperature becomes, the fewer survive.