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Old 09-16-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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I just went through a heat wave in LA and I got abnormally more mosquito bites than usual. When I say heat wave, I mean it was well over 90 for a few weeks.

Would you expect to get more mosquito bites when it's over 90, as opposed to 80, which is regular for LA?

My problem is funny because most of the bites appear where my socks are. As people mentioned in another thread, they can pierce through clothes or go under the clothes. But I'm getting bites there than on my exposed skin.

I've been living in the same place for seven years and I'm doing the same things or going the same places as ever before. This is the first time I've had so many bites and it's been happening for 3-4 weeks.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I think those ankle bites could be from fleas.
To find out, put on white socks and after you come back home check them very careful to see if you can find any.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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^^^ Agree. You do want to be sure.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I just went through a heat wave in LA and I got abnormally more mosquito bites than usual. When I say heat wave, I mean it was well over 90 for a few weeks.

Would you expect to get more mosquito bites when it's over 90, as opposed to 80, which is regular for LA?

My problem is funny because most of the bites appear where my socks are. As people mentioned in another thread, they can pierce through clothes or go under the clothes. But I'm getting bites there than on my exposed skin.

I've been living in the same place for seven years and I'm doing the same things or going the same places as ever before. This is the first time I've had so many bites and it's been happening for 3-4 weeks.
I used to call kids "ankle biters" just sayin...
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Flea bites are completely different that mosquito bites. It should be easy to tell the difference. Temperature should not have a lot to do with it. Mosquitos need standing water to breed. Fleas prefer a moist environment.

Flea bites


Mosquito bite
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:38 PM
 
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I've gotten far fewer bites the past week, and it's been cooler. Obviously the heat wave is correlated with it.

My bites look like both of those photos.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Then you may have both. Yikes!

Yes, heat can produce faster growth from egg to biter.

All mosquitos need is enough warmth and a bit of standing water. When I say a bit, I mean a bit. For instance, if you (or your neighbor) have a leaky outdoor spigot in a situation where a small puddle can form or have left a kids pool sitting out with a couple inches of water or keep a birdbath filled, that's enough. In warm temps, a mosquito egg can mature as quickly as 2 weeks, depending on species.
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