Illinois residents know how annoying mosquitoes and other insects can be in the spring and summer months. Many take precautions to prevent mosquito bites with insect repellent, candles, special lights, and even going as far as having their yards professionally treated by a mosquito control company like Buzz Kill Mosquito Solutions. Many Illinoisans do not realize, however that mosquitoes persist well into the fall, even as temperatures cool and the air dries up. It is important to not let your guard down when the weather starts to cool in the late summer and early fall. Mosquitoes can persist in your yard until late October.
Female mosquitoes will continue to lay eggs until the temperature falls below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. At that point, they’ll lay one last batch, which will wait out the winter and hatch the following spring, starting the whole seasonal cycle anew. In Chicago, that means it’s usually not until late October before mosquitoes disappear completely, or even early November in the case of a more mild autumn. However, mosquito prevention does get a little easier in the fall, when precipitation and humidity tend to drop.
How to Stay Safe From Mosquitoes in the Fall in Chicago: