Categories for Mosquito Control

When Does Mosquito Season End in Illinois?

October 5, 2021

There are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes worldwide. The three main species in the Midwest include the Western encephalitis mosquito, Asian tiger mosquito and Northern house mosquito. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these pests can carry diseases like the West Nile virus, dengue and the Jamestown Canyon virus. Thankfully, we don’t have mosquitoes all year long like other areas of the world. Mosquito season in Illinois typically begins in early April and ends in mid-October. Mosquitoes come out for the year when the average overnight temperature is at least 50°F for at least a week.... View Article

What You Need to Know Before Spraying for Mosquitoes

August 2, 2021

Mosquitoes suck—quite literally. That’s not only their role in the ecosystem of life, but it’s also an accurate way to describe how most of us feel about them. There are many ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your general area, and one is to spray repellant to keep them away. But there are some things you should know about this type of approach to mosquito control before spraying for mosquitoes. What is mosquito spray? Insect control sprays are usually made up of powerful chemicals, and mosquito control sprays are no exception. In residential mosquito control, companies often use insecticides... View Article

10 Things You Never Knew About Mosquitoes and Mosquito Control in Central Illinois

May 7, 2019

How much do you know about mosquitoes? It’s likely that many things you think you know are not completely true. You might be surprised at some of the following facts about mosquitoes and mosquito control in central Illinois. Take the following quick quiz to see how much you know. Answers and additional information are found below. True or False? There are 99 varieties of mosquito. Mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Mosquitoes are difficult to outrun due to their fast flight patterns. If you didn’t swat them away, a swarm of mosquitoes could completely drain your body of blood... View Article

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