Will you kill all the mosquitoes on my property?
We wish we could say yes, but no treatment can make that claim. However, our Barrier Mosquito Protection kills mosquitos on contact and continues to work in the areas where mosquitoes are likely to live, feed, and breed for up to sixty days. Be looking for a 90% reduction of mosquito activity with this program.
If you ever have a problem with mosquitoes returning while signed up for one of our Programs, we will retreat your property promptly and at no charge. We are committed to your safety and 100% satisfaction with our services.
What if I want you to come more often for mosquitoes?
Great question, and, “No problem,” is the answer. While our chemicals do have a sixty day residual and reduces mosquito populations by 90%, coming every forty-five days can reduce mosquito populations by 95%. This is particularly helpful in cases where properties are heavily shaded or damp, shrubs are manicured regularly, properties are regularly irrigated, and/or customers are extremely sensitive to mosquito bites.
Other than a professional mosquito control service, are there other steps I can take to protect my family and pets from mosquito-borne diseases?
The American Mosquito Control Association recommends the following steps:
- Destroy or dispose of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots, cemetery urns or in pet dishes for more than 2 days.
- Clean debris from rain gutters and remove any standing water under or around structures, or on flat roofs. Check around faucets and air conditioner units and repair leaks or eliminate puddles that remain for several days.
- Change the water in birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week and stock ornamental pools with top feeding predacious minnows.
- Fill or drain puddles, ditches and swampy areas, and either remove, drain or fill tree holes and stumps with mortar.
- Eliminate seepage from cisterns, cesspools, and septic tanks.
- Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools, etc. Arrange the tarp to drain the water.
- Check around do-it-yourself improvements to ensure that proper backfilling and grading prevent drainage problems.
- Irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days.
- If ditches do not flow and contain stagnant water for one week or longer, they can produce large numbers of mosquitoes. Report such conditions to a Public Health Office. Do not attempt to clear these ditches because they may be protected by wetland regulations.
How will I know when you are coming to treat my property?
The day before your service, we will send an email and a text message reminding you that we are coming.
How will I know that you have completed treatment on my property?
We will email you an invoice which includes a timestamp for our arrival and departure, the areas treated, the amount of and the chemical used. We will also place a small sign in your front yard.
Do I need to be at home for the treatments?
Not at all. You do, however, need to make sure that pets are inside on treatment day, and are not let out until our product is dry; typically 30 minutes. After that, the area is safe for people and pets. It is a good idea to pick up any pet toys, food bowls or water bowls, as well as any children’s toys that might be in the yard before our arrival.
Does it cost anything to get an estimate from you?
We gladly give free estimates so that we can answer any questions, explain our services in greater detail, and determine which program and service intervals are best for you.
How do I make payments?
At contract acceptance you may pay by credit or debit card via our online system, or mail a check directly.
What do I do if I have mosquitoes between treatments?
Call us immediately. We will retreat your property promptly and at no charge. We are committed to your safety and 100% satisfaction with our services.