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BYE, BYE MOSQUITOES: Mosquito season may end soon with first frost of season

Posted at 7:49 AM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 16:52:28-04

It’s no secret that the mosquitoes have been relentless this year, and with a record high population of the blood searching pests, many have wondered how soon the door can close on this so-called “mosquito season."

In this case, the first true frost of the season very well could do the trick. 

Nonetheless, a freezing (literally) morning is what it takes to get rid of the mosquitoes, and with temperatures already poised to be in the low 40s for overnight lows in our inland counties -- it may not be long until the mosquitoes only amount to a distant buzzing in the far back corners of our minds.

The average date for the first frost is days away. That’s right, Oct. 17 is the average first frost and freeze date, but in a fair disclaimer, it doesn’t mean it’ll happen by that date every year. After all, the latest first frost occurred well into November.