Expert: most mosquitoes will hatch in late June and early July
Due to low temperatures in May and April, the peak of mosquito development this year slipped a few weeks. In late June and early July, the largest number of mosquito generations will hatch from eggs, according to Dr. Jaroslaw Pacon from the Wroclaw University of Life Sciences.
The expert reminded that the development of theoj from egg to adult insect takes 2 to 6 weeks in a mosquito. oin rozwoj is at the same time associated with standing water and dependent on ambient temperature. – Therefore, warm and humid summers, means more mosquitoesow; cool and rainless weather inhibits their developmentoj – said Dr. Pacoń.
This year, the peak of mosquito developmentow, due to low temperatures in May and April, has shifted a few weeks. Most mosquito generations will hatch this summer in late June and early July – added Dr. Pacoń.
In Poland it occurs approx. 50 speciesow and varieties of mosquitoow, from whichohe most common are the forked mosquito, the buzzing mosquito and the woodland mosquito – suffer. Only females feed on blood, while males feed on plant juices.
– Mosquitoes start attacking before dusk, activity persists until hrs. 21-22, in the morning they wake up around. 5-6 and attack before noon. On humid and cloudy days they can be active throughout the day. They do not tolerate strong sun and dry air, the scientist explained.
The average life of a mosquito in summer is 2-3 months. Fertilized females can overwinter e.g. in caves or basements and then live up to 8 months, and lay eggs in the spring.
Botanist prof. Ewa Fudali from Wroclaw University of Life Sciences pointed out that plants can protect against mosquitoes, whichore produce oils that repel these insects. – W nieroIn the fight against these bloodsuckers we can use fragrant species, whichore can be planted even in balcony boxes or pots on the windowsill, such as lavender and Indian balm, the scientist said.