Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions about mosquito control. If you’d like to know anything not listed below, give us a call at 320-360-4179 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long does it take to do the barrier spray treatment and how long does it last?
A typical treatment will average about 20-30 minutes. Larger yards may take longer to treat. Each treatment lasts approximately 21-30 days, at which time we recommend your next spray treatment.
Do you spray the grass?
Not generally. Mosquitoes do not usually seek shelter in the grass. The most common areias to find mosquitoes during the day include: the underside of the leaves of dense/shrubby plants, under decks and in damp shady areas of the property. We do recommend that you keep your grass short during the mosquito season.
In some cases such as special events like weddings and large outdoor parties, we will spray the grass where your guests will be.
How long before I can go in the yard after you have sprayed?
After a barrier spray treatment, you need to ensure that the product has completely dried before going outside. We recommend a minimum of 30 minutes. Once the product has completely dried, you and your family may safely enjoy your deck and yard.
Will the treatment affect my fish pond or swimming poolsl?
A barrier spray solution may contaminate water sources such as ponds and streams where there is aquatic life present. Instead, we use a mosquito briquet. It is a donut shaped product the uses BTI, a bacteria deadly to mosquito larvae but harmless to other living things. It is safe to use around people, pets, birds, wildlife and fish. It has been registered by the EPA for use in animal watering troughs and fish habitats.
What if it rains after my yard has been treated?
As long as your yard has had adequate time to dry after the application of your treatment (approximately 30 minutes), rain should not impact the effectiveness of your service. However, our guarantee ensures that if you are not completely satisfied, we will return to your yard to re-spray your property before your next scheduled visit.
What can I do to reduce the population at my home?
Because mosquitoes need water to lay eggs and develop, finding and eliminating water sources is a crucial step in managing mosquito populations.
Check for areas where rainwater collects such as bird baths, flower pots, gutters, rain barrels, animal drinking water receptacles, deep hollows in trees, standing puddles, and any other areas where water may collect. Minimize water collection areas and empty these containers as you are able.
Keep trees and shrubs pruned and grasses short to reduce areas where moisture is retained and adult mosquitoes like to rest.
Remove or reduce piles of yard debris to reduce harborage areas.
Is there an all-natural treatment option?
Absolutely. We offer a garlic spray for customers who would like an all-natural solution. However, this spray only repels mosquitoes, it does not eliminate them. Additionally, the all-natural spray needs to be applied more often to be effective, typically every 14-21 days. Please know that this solution will leave a strong garlic odor in your yard for 1-2 hours after application.
How much does it cost?
Each property is unique and we customize each barrier spray application to successfully treat your mosquito problem. We price our application based on the size and density of foliage of your property and the amount of product we will need to use. You can contact us any time for a free quote and we usually don’t even need to visit your property. We will be able to take your property address, look it up using a property search program available for public access, and assess your property size to give you an accurate report.
Do you service commercial accounts?
Absolutely. Our barrier sprays are a great solution for many commercial businesses such as restaurants with patios, parks, campgrounds, playgrounds, sports fields, daycares, outdoor wedding venues, schools and more.