CHICAGO (CBS) — The cool, wet weather this spring has provided plenty of breeding grounds for mosquitoes, but it hasn’t been warm enough for them to really start biting.
After another somewhat soggy weekend, mosquitos have plenty of places to lay and hatch their eggs.
“Anywhere where standing water can stand for three days or so in your yard – whether it be a tire, or an empty bucket,” George Balis, an entomologist for Clarke mosquito control.
Balis said the silver lining to those rain clouds is that it has been too cold for mosquitoes to quickly grow into biting adults.
“In the summer it will usually take 5 to 10 days. In these situations, it might be two weeks or longer for those mosquitoes to develop into adults,” he said.