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Each spring, mosquitoes begin to populate around Buckeye properties and they look for locals to bite so that the females can reproduce. This can leave residents exposed to potential health risks as well as unable to enjoy the comfort of their properties. Instead of finding yourself frustrated with mosquitoes for nearly half of the year, the professionals at Green Home Pest Control have prepared the following quick guide, which we hope you enjoy.

Is There More Than One Type Of Mosquito In Buckeye?

When you’re getting bitten by the mosquitoes in Buckeye, it’s hard to imagine that there is more than one type of mosquito that could be bothering you. However, there are many different types of mosquitoes across the state and the globe. Some of the most prominent mosquitoes fall in the Aedes and Culex families. Some common species include the Asian tiger mosquito, yellow fever mosquito, western encephalitis mosquito, and inland floodwater mosquito.

The Asian tiger mosquito is one of the easiest types of mosquitoes to identify because of its striking black-and-white coloring. The yellow fever mosquito has similar white markings along its body; however, it may appear to have more brown and red coloring instead of a stark black. All of these mosquitoes are lured to human blood, which the female requires to reproduce.

While not all of these mosquitoes are harmful, many of them do have the ability to spread dangerous pathogens to you, which can be the source of West Nile virus, Western equine encephalitis, and heartworm for dogs. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to tell what mosquito is carrying which pathogens when they bite you. For more information on pest control services in Buckeye for all species of mosquitoes, call Green Home Pest Control today.