Mosquitoes Out For One Last Bite: Population High After Wet September

Andy Dahn
September 25, 2018 - 9:47 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Before the warm temperatures officially bid Chicagoland farewell, some pesky insects are having one last stand.

Dave Zazra, Communications Director with the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District, said they have a fitting name: nuisance mosquitoes.

"They're floodwater mosquitoes," he said. "They're aggressive at all times of the day and night, and there's a lot of them that come off all at once."

Zazra said heavy rains in early September are partly to blame.

"Particularly in areas, for instance, that tend to hold water long enough for these eggs to get covered and then they all hatch at once."

Zazra said besides staying indoors, repellent is your best bet to ward off the pests until Mother Nature steps in.

"Until we get some cool down here in terms of temperature, I think these mosquitoes are going to keep coming after people until that point."