Where Is The Highest Concentration of Mosquitoes Hamilton, MA?
With more than 3,000 species of mosquito to control worldwide, you have to wonder are they in Hamilton MA. One might assume that the highest concentrations of the world’s least favorite insect would be in a tropical jungle or a steaming swamp. Though that may seem to be true, considering how many mosquitoes can often be found in warm locations with standing water, that is not actually the case. Mosquitoes are a lot hardier than many people believe.
Surprisingly, the area with the highest density of mosquitoes is nowhere near the equator. Off in the far Northern Hemisphere, both within and past the arboreal forests, enormous mosquito populations swarm areas of the Arctic tundra. But wait, how can areas of the Arctic have the highest concentration of mosquitoes?
The answer can be found in the summer season and the geography of the Arctic. A lot of the arctic is flat and, more often than not, covered with either snow or ice. As a result of that, when things heat up during the summer months and that snow and ice melts due to the heat, there is nowhere for liquid water to flow to. Furthermore, the water that melts during the summer has nowhere to sink into. A subsurface layer of frozen soil, or permafrost, exists under much of the land. So, all this water has no place to go and forms lots of wetlands. The many pools of shallow, still water in these wetlands are the prime breeding areas for mosquitoes.
When these wetlands are coupled with the near constant amounts of sunlight of the mid-summer season, they transform motionless pools of water into the perfect mosquito “incubators.” It turns out that these pools of still, warm water are also rich with organic material. Hungry larvae have to eat and nothing makes them happier than a growing environment with an ample food supply.
With all of these positive conditions for mosquitoes, the skies of the Arctic tundra become thick with bloodsuckers—to the point where they can turn the sky gray. Every year hordes of mosquitoes congregate across the region, relentlessly tormenting both the wildlife and humans alike.
If your plans have you heading into the Arctic this summer, bug nets might be a good thing to add to your travel check-list.