Mosquito Control
and Prevention in Illinois – ProActive Pest Management

Mosquitoes are one of the most pervasive pests in the Midwestern United States. Not only are these tiny buzzing insects a nuisance — their bites can transmit deadly diseases like West Nile virus, Zika virus, and others. If you are dealing with a mosquito infestation on your property, contact our pest control professionals at ProActive Pest Management. We use eco-friendly, highly-effective control solutions to exterminate mosquitoes at the source. Learn more about mosquito control below, and contact us to schedule an appointment with our team today!

What Are Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are small flying insects of the Culicidae family. Mosquitoes are perhaps one of the most well-known pests in the world, having developed a reputation since the dawn of humankind for their pesky buzzing and irritating bites. There are approximately 3,500 distinct species of mosquito ranging in size from around 2 millimeters to 19 millimeters in length, though most species in North America are 2 millimeters to 9 millimeters in length. All mosquitoes have slender bodies with three segments: a head with a long tube for feeding, a thorax, and an abdomen.

Like all ectoparasites, mosquitoes feed on the blood of other animals for sustenance. They feed through long tubes that they insert into the skin of their hosts. This feedings process leads what are commonly known as mosquito bites: irritating raised bumps where mosquitoes have fed.

The Danger of Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites are commonly nothing more than minor nuisances. However, in some cases, mosquitoes harbor diseases that can be transmitted to humans via a direct bite. These diseases include Zika virus, Malaria, West Nile virus, Dengue fever, and Yellow fever, to name a few. These diseases can lead a number of unpleasant symptoms and can, in some instances, place individuals in critical condition. In areas with large mosquito populations, the chance of disease transmission is considerably higher. For this reason, it is important to invest in mosquito control if your property is faced with a large-scale infestation.

Causes of Mosquito Infestations

Mosquitoes gravitate towards damp, hot climates. Regions with high humidity and temperatures over 80 degrees are more likely to harbor large mosquito infestations, since these are the conditions in which mosquitoes typically breed. Likewise, standing water is a big mosquito-attractant, since female mosquitoes like to lay eggs around water that isn’t moving. If you have standing water on your property, get rid of it before the warm season to avoid a mosquito infestation.

Professional Mosquito
Control With
ProActive Pest

Even with the best prevention methods in place, mosquito infestations can still occur. If you are dealing with a mosquito infestation on your property, contact our professionals here at ProActive Pest Control. Based in Elgin, IL, we proudly serve all of Illinois with highly-effective control solutions for mosquitoes and other regional pests. When you call us, our responsive team will perform a thorough analysis of your property and create a plan of action in minutes. Our experts use the industry’s latest eco-friendly techniques to remove mosquitoes without damaging wildlife or contaminating water. We’ll also provide you with a host of preventative tips and product recommendations to keep your property mosquito-free year-round.

Contact us for comprehensive mosquito control today!