Residents of Baton Rouge, LA as most residents of the Central Gulf Coast are accustomed to enduring eight months of sweat inducing temperatures while looking forward to cooler temperatures that typically come around November to February. This year, however, the climate has seen an uncharacteristic flux of warmer temperatures for this time of the year. The cool down just haven’t happened yet, which is resulting in an increase in the mosquito population.
In early October, Baton Rouge, LA saw a period of three weeks without rain; allowing mosquito eggs to lay dormant. After that, the area saw consecutive weekends of heavy rain which resulted in conducive conditions for mosquitos to breed rapidly.
It has been reported that Louisiana has been seeing its third wettest fall season in the past 75 years. This is now allowing mosquito pest control to be an easy task because of all of the still water being created after the rain. Besides the heavy rainfall, the unseasonably warm weather conditions are making it easy for mosquitos to breed. Naturally colder temperatures is an organic mosquito exterminator, but freezing temperatures have been absent this year. These unseasonal warm weather patterns have been seen all across the country. Areas that are typically colder such as the northeast region is also experiencing abnormally warm weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the weather in our area and how it is affecting the pest control in our area.