Mosquito season in Michigan is longer and more intense than in past years.  Here's why.

If you feel like mosquitos are worse this year, it is not your imagination.  Over time mosquito season from the Ohio Valley up to Michigan has increased quite a bit.  Mosquitoes are thriving in our area for up to 21 days longer this year.  We are seeing more mosquitos and for longer periods.  SSP Innovations created maps showing areas of high humidity, wetlands, average rain, and heat at night.  When those maps are layered together, they perfectly reflect the areas of bad mosquito areas.  The same website created the map below to show how bad the mosquitos are in the U.S.

U.S. Mosquito Map
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Scientists have found that climate change is the reason behind a longer and more intense mosquito season.  Summers are getting longer by 4 days every decade on average according to Northrop Grumman.  For example, we will experience 8 more days of Summer weather in 2024 compared to the summer of 2004.  Mosquitos love hot and humid conditions according to YaleClimateConnections.org,

Mosquitoes require warm, humid conditions between about 50 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

READ MORE: RECORD HEAT: HOTTEST SUMMERS IN MICHIGAN HISTORY

Fun Facts about Mosquitos

  • 4 colors attract mosquitoes.  Click here for the full story.
  • Mosquitoes thrive and multiply in warm, wet, and humid conditions.
  • On average, summer weather increases by 4 days every 10 years.
  • Mosquitoes kill more people than any other creature.  Click here for more info.

Click here for the CDC list of the best ways to prevent bites.

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