Elmore County Pest Abatement Office
2257 East 8th North Street
Mountain Home, ID  83647
(208) 587-2154

Midges Vs. Mosquitoes

Some of you may have noticed a large number of insects in the air lately. Most of these are midges; harmless creatures that are a natural part of the ecosystem. Midges don’t have a biting needle (proboscis) and because of this they cannot transmit diseases. Mosquitoes do. Another difference is that midges fly in swarms that look like clouds. When people report being covered by a swarm of mosquitoes, they probably just walked or passed through a cloud of midges.

To report mosquito control issues, standing water, or high mosquito populations email Pest Abatement using contact button below, or contact Steve Williams at 208-598-5124.

Elmore County Pest Abatement’s main function is the control of mosquitoes.  If you have issues or questions regarding other pests such as spiders, rodents, etc., click on the link below for a list of local companies that can be of assistance:

Companies Providing Rodent Pest Control – Check this list of companies that provide rodent/insect control.

Mosquito Problems Start At Home – Read this PDF on how to reduce the mosquito breeding places around your home.

Mosquito Dunks: available free of charge. This is a safe organic mosquito control product you can put into your ponds and water features.

IDAHO STATE LEGISLATURE
IDAHO STATUTES
TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 28
ABATEMENT DISTRICTS

39-2804. POWERS AND DUTIES OF ABATEMENT DISTRICTS