Frequently Asked Questions
Do you spray the lawn?
Not normally. Mosquitoes do not normally favor harborage in lawns with a weekly or bi-weekly mowing service. Only very small amounts of insecticide will actually reach your turf from the overspray of trees.
What do you use to treat for mosquitoes? Is it safe for my pets and children?
MowsquitoTech uses a proven combination of pyrethrin family based insecticides combined with a non-toxic adjuvant for superior coverage and effectiveness. Synthetic forms of pyrethrins are called pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are the natural byproduct of the Chrysanthemum flower. Our solution is not toxic or harmful to plants and birds. Our solution will not stain or discolor any type of home exterior and does not have an odor. Products we use are vigorously tested by the EPA for a minimum of 5 years before it is even available for market. Some toxicity charts even show deet with a higher toxicity than pyrethroids. Synthetic Pyrethroids are even in your pets shampoo and in head lice shampoos. Our solution is also highly bondable to soil so it does not leech or reach ground water.
How much does it cost?
Most properties less than 1/2 of an acre or 3 back packs worth of solution is priced by packaging
4 Mosquito Control+Repel treatments = $259.00 (For those who love the outdoors)
3 Mosquito Control+Repel Treatments= $200 (Our most Popular Program)
2 = 150.00 (Economy program. Applied in May and Before the 4th of July)
1 time special event 79.00 ( Graduation parties, outdoor weddings, parties, bonfires, barbecues, grilling.)
Does your mosquito control help control other pests?
When treating your standing water with our non-toxic BTI dunks they will also control black fly larvae. Our treatment works best for mosquitoes but will also help with controlling ticks and biting black flies.
Does anyone need to be home when we treat your property for mosquitoes?
NO. As long as your pets are inside the home at the time of our service and we have completed a safety check. A technician will leave a detailed invoice on your door with special instructions and information.
When can we go back on the lawn? When can we let our pets out?
After our mosquito control treatment, our customer must be sure our product has completely dried before going back outdoors or letting pets out. I always recommend 1-2 hours to ensure the product has completely dried. However, it is normally fully dried within 30 minutes to 1 hour.
What happens if it rains after you treat my property?
Rain and sunlight are natural elements that breakdown all insecticides and mosquito barrier sprays over time. We will normally only treat your property when we see no rain in the forecast for at least 24-48 hrs for maximum mosquito control. We also carry a waterproof insecticide in our arsenal we can deploy to help with mosquito and pest control effectiveness during rainy periods. We also guarantee our mosquito spray barrier service for up to 7 days after treatment. If you are not happy with your level of mosquito control within the first 7 days, please call us and we will gladly come back out and retreat your property completely free of charge. Because outdoor elements can play a large factor in the longevity of a mosquito barrier treatment, most mosquito control companies do not even carry a 7 day satisfaction guarantee.
Are pesticides hurting our honey bee populations?
Studies have clearly shown absolutely no links between the types of products I use causes the reduction of honey bee populations. As responsible certified applicators, we do not spray any flowering fruit trees or flowers to avoid possible injury to the honey bee population.
Mosquito Zappers Or Bug Zappers
It’s that time of year again to wage war on mosquitoes, don’t waste your money on a bug zapper. They are simply ineffective. You’re more likely to catch moths than mosquitoes in the buzzing devices, and, as the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board says, “bug zappers do more harm than good.”
It’s not surprising that most people associate “natural” products with better health. Many people perceive mosquito repellents derived from “natural” products, such as plant extracts, to be healthier choices. However, when it comes to mosquito repellents, there is clear evidence that these perceived “healthier” choices may not provide the best outcomes. Be wary of online companies selling non EPA approved repellents and mosquito repellent solutions. These “all natural” companies selling “natural” repellents obviously have their own agendas and normally undermine professional pest control companies to persuade you to buy their ineffective repellents. Every insecticide we use in our pest control treatments are rigorously tested by the EPA for a minimal of 5 years.
Consumer Reports studies have shown DEET should only be used as a last resort. DEET exposure has possible side effects, such as skin blisters, slurred speech, and even seizures or coma