For several weeks, mosquitoes have been back in France. The cause: the weather conditions are right for them to develop. Indeed, these insects need heat and humidity. This explains why their period of activity coincides with the return of sunny days.

This is also the reason why tiger mosquitoes have spread so quickly in 67 departments of the territory.

In most regions, the mosquito season extends from May to November. For others, as in the southeast for example, these insects are present all year round. “This is explained by a winter which is not excessively cold, which means that the mosquitoes will not die, but will go into dormancy, in other words in low activity”, indicates Anna-Bella Failloux, entomologist at the Institute. Pasteur, in the columns of La Dépêche.

If you are already the victim of multiple bites, you will have to be patient or find strategies to fight against these insects.

There are many tricks to repel mosquitoes. You can use :

It is also possible to avoid wearing certain colors, consuming certain foods or hunting any place conducive to their reproduction.

To avoid being stung, you can also be extra vigilant when the females come to collect blood.

According to a study by the Institute for Research and Development (IRD) and the Pasteur Institute in Bangui in the Central African Republic, “20 to 30% of mosquito bites occur during the day”, reports La Dépêche. It is therefore in the early evening and at night that you will have to be particularly vigilant.