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What Time of Day Are Mosquitoes Most Active?

Since mosquitoes are cold-blooded creatures, they have specific temperature preferences that dictate their favorite times to come out.

This article will cover when mosquitoes are the most active so that you can plan your outdoor events accordingly.

At What Temperature Do Mosquitoes Thrive?

Mosquitoes prefer temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. Outside of this temperature is when they start becoming lethargic. Any lower and their blood gets too cold to seek food effectively. If it’s much warmer than 80, on the other hand, they aren’t as active so they can avoid dehydration and death.

When Are Mosquitoes Most Active?

In general, most mosquito species will be most active in the mornings and evenings — avoiding the day’s heat and cold at night.

As we mentioned, mosquitoes are cold-blooded, so the temperature of their bodies closely mirrors the air temperature, so if you live in a southern state, you may experience mosquitoes before the sun rises and after it sets. On the other side of the spectrum, cooler places might have active mosquitoes throughout the day.

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