FAQ Category: Mosquito Control

Is Malaria still a threat as is was in the past?

In the 1800’s, Illinois was called “The Graveyard of the Nation” because of the large number of deaths of settlers from the malaria disease. While the disease is still responsible for killing millions of people each year around the world, there are only rare occasions of the disease today within the United States.

Which of the most common species in Illinois carry diseases and which diseases do they carry?

The most common species in Illinois and the diseases they transmit are: Northern House Mosquito (Culex Pipiens) – St. Louis Encephalitis and West Nile Virus Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes Albopictus) – Dengue, La Crosse Encephalitis and the Zika Virus Inland Floodwater Mosquito (Aedes Vexans) – None known for Illinois Tree-Hole Mosquito (Andes Triseriatus) – La …

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Do all mosquitoes transmit diseases?

No, mosquitoes are classified as “Pest Mosquitoes” which are a nuisance to outdoor activities of humans and then there are “Vector Mosquitoes” which are carriers of diseases.

How many different mosquito species are there?

There are over 170 mosquito species in the United States, however locally there are 5 common species in Illinois which are: Northern House Mosquito (Culex Pipiens) Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes Albopictus) Inland Floodwater Mosquito (Aedes Vexans) Tree-Hole Mosquito (Andes Triseriatus) Malaria Mosquito (Anopheles Quadrimaculatus)