Midwest Mosquito Identification & Pest Control: Keep Your Chicagoland Home Safe & Healthy

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Are you tired of mosquitoes ruining your outdoor enjoyment and posing a health threat to you and your pets?

Every homeowner in the Chicagoland area must anticipate the mosquitoes threat that unfolds during the warmer months in the Midwest and the diseases they carry, such as dengue virus. Ampest Exterminating, your trusted pest control company, is here to help you identify these pesky insects and protect your home and loved ones

Identifying Common Mosquitoes in the Midwest

There are numerous mosquito species in the Midwest, but three of the most common ones include:

Aedes mosquitoes

Aedes mosquitoes

These mosquitoes have dark bodies with white-striped legs and are known to be aggressive daytime biters. They are the primary vector of La Crosse Encephalitis.

Culex mosquitoes

Primarily active during the evening and nighttime, Culex mosquitoes have a brownish color and prefer to feed on birds. They are the primary vector for West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis.


Anopheles mosquitoes

With a dark brown to black body and spotted wings, these mosquitoes are known to transmit malaria. Even though it is true that the malaria virus is not  common in the United States, some cases have been reported in recent history and the risk is still present to this day.

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases: A Real Threat to Human and Pet Health

Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they are carriers of serious diseases which makes them a health risk to humans and pets. Some of the diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include

West nile

Can cause fever, headache, body aches, and even  neurological damage or death in their most aggressive forms. It affects not only humans but birds, horses, and other mammals.

It's a more recent virus, linked to birth defects in pregnant women and can also cause flu-like symptoms in infected individuals and leave some long term consequences, especially joint pain and inflammation.

Zika virus

It's a painful and sometimes life-threatening illness, also known as "breakbone fever," due to its severe muscle, joint, and bone pain. It can also cause hemorrhagic fever depending on the variant of the virus

Is a parasitic infection that can cause health complications as severe as organ failure and death.

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St. Louis encephalitis

This one is a rare disease that causes inflammation of the brain. Can cause permanent damage or death.

This one does not affect humans, but is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets, particularly dogs, caused by a parasitic worm transmitted through mosquito bites. It's quite common.


Mosquitoes Affect Your Outdoor Enjoyment in the Warmer Months

During the warmer months, spending time outdoors should be a pleasure, but the presence of mosquitoes can make it unbearable. These relentless pests can turn your backyard oasis into a nightmare, causing itchy, painful bites and driving you and your guests indoors. With the added risk of disease transmission, mosquitoes prevent homeowners from enjoying their outdoor spaces fully and pose a constant threat to the health and well-being of families and pets.

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Enjoy your outdoors and keep your family safe with Ampest

Don't let mosquitoes threaten your family's health and enjoyment of your outdoor living space. Ampest Exterminating offers comprehensive mosquito control services to protect your home and loved ones from these disease-carrying pests. Our skilled technicians use environmentally friendly and safe solutions to control mosquito populations, keeping you and your pets safe from their dangerous bites.

Ready to Take Action Against Mosquitoes in Your Chicagoland Home? Call us.

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