Summer is all fun and games until you get nipped by a mosquito!

According to reports, there are fifty-seven species of mosquitos in the Hawkeye State.

We are in the middle of peak mosquito season. Officials confirm that May to October is the height of it here in Iowa.

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So, if you plan on going camping this summer or want to take a walk by the Cedar River in the next few months, make sure to lather up the mosquito repellent or just avoid wearing certain colors.

For the next week or two in Iowa, the mosquito level will be at a medium to moderate level, according to reports.

What Colors Should You Avoid?

One of the most common of the mosquito species reportedly flies towards the following colors:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Black
  • Cyan

If you are like me and aren't too sure what exactly cyan is, it's aquamarine or a sort of blue green.

So, does this have you reassessing your summer wardrobe like me?

I have absolutely no clue what I'll be able to wear this summer!

Other Ways to Avoid Mosquitos

If you're looking for other ways to make sure that you don't get bitten by mosquitos, here are some helpful tips for you.

  • Get rid of any standing water near your home
  • Stay indoors during dusk and dawn
  • Avoid scented products
  • Reduce shade by mowing your yard
  • Run fans at ground level

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In 2023, Iowans were searching up the perfect name for their newest additions to the family. Based off of Google Trends data, officials were able to determine the most popular names in the Hawkeye State.

Gallery Credit: Kerri Mac