During the summer of 2016 the Iowa State Entomology department studied the number of mosquitoes caught in their mosquito traps.  To give you a perspective the 18th week of the years was the first week of May.

The large spike in mosquitoes was the 20th week of the year.  To give you a perspective of that, the 20th week of the year would have been the week of May 16 and two weeks later was Memorial Day weekend.  One of our most active holiday’s of the year and the mosquitoes were eating us all!

Plan appropriately if you have a large outdoor Memorial Day party or if you are just planning to sit outside with a nice glass of wine and enjoying the kickoff of summer!