Seasonal Mosquito Control
Luckily for us who live or vacation in Northern Indiana, Indiana Mosquito Busters is an EPA-registered mosquito, tick, and pest control business protecting homes and yards here.
Indiana Mosquito Busters is the only pest control service in Northern Indiana that exclusively specializes in mosquito eradication, under the guidance of State-Certified Public Health Specialists and an Entomologist on staff 24/7 to solve your mosquito problem.
Mosquito disease prevention through preparedness remains the primary focus of Indiana Mosquito Busters. And one of the most reliable ways to remain prepared to deal with the diseases and associated mosquitoes bring is with one of our mosquito eradication subscription packages.
For your peace of mind, our mosquito eradication products are EPA-registered and diligently applied by our licensed and highly trained technicians according to product label guidelines.
Mosquitoes are among the most annoying of all biting pests. According to research, they are also considered to be one of the most devastating of carriers when it comes to illnesses and diseases to humans, pets, and other types of animals. Here are two ways you can bid them farewell:
1. 4 Treatment Residential Summer/Lake Mosquito Eradication Service
In less than 20 minutes, our Indiana Mosquito Busters mosquito eradication technicians will treat your yard to control mosquitoes – and the diseases they bring – on contact.
30 minutes after the protection is applied around your home and outdoor living spaces, the areas can be freely used again.
2. 6 Treatment Residential Premium Summer Mosquito Eradication Service
For greater mosquito control for longer periods of time, our 6-visit subscription package will ensure your property will remain protected throughout the mosquito season.
Mosquito bites can pose a serious threat to humans and pets for a variety of reasons.
First and foremost, is disease transmission. Mosquitoes are known to be carriers of various diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, West Nile virus, and several types of encephalitis. When a mosquito bites an infected individual or animal, it can pick up the disease-causing pathogens and transmit them to another host through subsequent bites. This transmission of diseases can lead to severe illness, complications, and even death.
Not commonly known to many, mosquito bites can cause allergic reactions in some individuals. When a mosquito bites, it injects its saliva into the skin, which contains proteins that can trigger an immune response. For some people, this immune response can result in mild to severe allergic reactions, leading to symptoms such as itching, redness, swelling, and in rare cases, anaphylaxis.
Scratching mosquito bites can break the skin, creating an entry point for bacteria to invade our body. If the mosquito bite area is not kept clean or proper hygiene is not maintained, secondary bacterial infections can occur. These infections can cause additional complications and may require medical intervention.
For families with furry friends, mosquitoes can also transmit diseases to pets, including heartworm disease, which affects dogs, cats, and other animals. Heartworms are parasites that live in infected animals' hearts, lungs, and blood vessels, causing severe damage and potentially leading to heart failure or death if left untreated.
It is advisable to seek medical attention if you or your pet experience concerning symptoms after a mosquito bite.
Yes, many kinds of mosquitoes are found in the State of Indiana. Some common mosquito species in Indiana include:
1. Asian Tiger Mosquito: This species is known for its black and white striped appearance. It is a relatively aggressive daytime biter and can transmit diseases such as dengue fever and Zika virus.
2. Inland Floodwater Mosquito: This mosquito species is prevalent throughout Indiana and is known to breed in flooded areas. It is primarily an evening and nighttime biter and can transmit diseases like West Nile virus.
3. Northern House Mosquito: This species is found in urban and suburban areas. It is an evening and nighttime biter and can transmit West Nile virus and other diseases.
4. Common Malaria Mosquito: This species is typically found in rural areas near bodies of water such as ponds and swamps. It is primarily active during the evening and nighttime hours and can transmit malaria.
5. Floodwater Mosquito: This mosquito species breeds in flooded areas such as marshes and swamps. It is most active during the evening and nighttime and is known for its aggressive biting behavior.
6. Restuans Mosquito: This species is closely related to the Northern House Mosquito and shares similar habitats and behaviors. It is primarily an evening and nighttime biter and can transmit diseases like West Nile.
7. Black-Tailed Mosquito: This species is commonly found in wooded areas and is known for its preference for bird blood meals. While it does not typically bite humans, it can be a vector for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus, affecting both humans and horses.
8. Gallinipper Mosquito: This species is one of the largest mosquitoes found in North America. It is usually found near flood-prone areas, and they can be aggressive biters. However, they are typically more of a nuisance than a significant disease vector.
9. Sapphirina Mosquito: This species is small and often found in shaded, wooded areas with standing water. While it can be a nuisance, it is not considered a significant human disease vector.
10. Eastern Treehole Mosquito: This species is known for breeding in small pockets of water, such as tree holes and rock pools. It is an evening and nighttime biter and can potentially transmit diseases like malaria.
Being an animal that flies, it is always possible for certain mosquito species' distribution to shift or expand over time, so ongoing monitoring and local observations are important for accurate information on mosquito populations in a specific area.
We invite you to call us with any questions you may have and/or to schedule your Seasonal Mosquito Control subscription service. Simply call us at 574-527-8852, or click here to connect with us.
Craig Whitman, owner Indiana Mosquito Busters