Common Mosquitoes Edge Mosquito Exterminator
Not only are mosquitoes a nuisance, but they can also be a serious health hazard. Knowing what type of mosquitoes are around can be useful in identifying the seriousness of their threat. If you need a mosquito exterminator, Edge is here to help. Each of our locations has Associate Certified Entomologists on staff that can identify any type of pest, including mosquitoes.
While there are more than 3,000 mosquito species found worldwide, there are only about 174 various species that inhabit North America and Mexico. Of these, there are 4 that are most commonly found in the United States:
- House Mosquito (Culex) - As its name suggests, house mosquitoes consist of a few different species that are commonly found in or around households. Dirty, standing water are big attractors of these pests. They carry various parasites and viruses that can be transmitted to humans.
- Southern Mosquito (Culex Quinquefasciatus) - More common in Southern regions with hotter, tropical like weather, this mosquito can transmit both the St. Louis encephalitis virus and West Nile virus (WNV).
- Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes Albopictus) - Identifiable by its white or silver striping, the asian tiger mosquito is an aggressive pest. Feeding typically during the day, these mosquitoes bite frequently. This species can transmit dengue among a variety of other viruses.
- Yellow Fever Mosquito (Aedes Aegypti) - As its name suggests, this species is the main carrier of the yellow fever virus. It is most commonly found in Southern Florida, Texas and Louisiana.
Mosquito Exterminator in Your Area
Mosquitos pack a powerful bite despite their tiny size. With the potential to leave their victims with possibly deadly diseases, these pests should be exterminated professionally. If you notice a mosquito infestation in your home or around your property, don't hesitate to contact Edge. We offer thorough, professional mosquito exterminator services and can be out to your property within 48 hours of your initial call.
Your search for “mosquito control near me” is over - contact us today and we will ensure you and your family can safely enjoy your property.