Spike in temperatures means a spike in mosquitoes

Posted at 10:17 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 22:17:46-04

ADA, Mich. -- The bugs are already out for the season and with temperatures soaring this weekend, it's only going to get worse.

Between the late frost this spring and the quick warm up, Michigan weather has created the perfect storm for mosquitos.

“Mosquitoes can populate by the billions," explains Jack Den Uyl, owner of the Grand Rapids Mosquito Squad.

With a lot of mosquitoes out and the scare of the Zika virus, many people are extra worried this year. But Den Uyl says it's not time to panic.

“Right now the mosquito that carries that virus is not in the states. We’ve had a number of cases, even in Michigan with Zika, but they’re not from our mosquitoes. It’s all travel related.”

Regardless of the types of mosquitoes out in your backyard, it's best to check for any standing water.

“You want to eliminate water, because in one bottle cap a mosquito can lay over 300 eggs."

One more tip: do not depend on sprays.

“No matter what you are putting on yourself, mosquitoes are pretty resilient. They need a blood meal to survive and those females want that blood.”