Treatments & Pest Management
Your Pest Control Free Service Mosquito Treatments
When you contact us for mosquito control, a trained technician will treat your yard with an effective barrier spray that will control mosquitos for 4-6 weeks during summer, and longer during the cooler months. Using a backpack sprayer, designed for precise application, our technician targets shrubs and plants with a barrier spray that kills mosquitoes on contact and also bonds to foliage where it acts as a mosquito repellent for weeks to come. Within thirty minutes of spraying, your yard is ready for family and pets to come out and play.
Free 4 week Service Period on Mosquito Treatments
Like any pest control, a mosquito treatment is not an exact science; there are a few factors that can affect a mosquito treatment. Rain and storms can diminish the residual chemical on a treatment zone. In the event of it raining shortly after a mosquito control that has been applied to you your yard, providing the treatment has adequate time for it to dry (approximately thirty minutes), rain should not impact the effectiveness of your service. However, our “free service period” ensures that if you are not completely satisfied with the effectiveness of the initial treatment, we will happily return to your home and top up the treatment to your property and ensure you are mosquito-free until your next scheduled service. Often during the peak of the spring season, trees and shrubs are growing new foliage that gives the mosquito fresh, untreated “landing pads”. During this time we are happy to come back to top up the treatment so that you can enjoy your garden.
During the spring and summer periods, we would recommend at least three treatments to have a continuous mosquito free back yard. From our own personal experience, sometimes if you haven’t sat outside for a while you may find that one or two mosquitos that will appear, these have blown in and have been attracted to you before landing on a treatment zone. Give it 10-15 minutes and these pest will disappear having landed on a treatment and dying very quickly there after.
Understanding How Your Pest Control Treatment Works
Our standard treatment primarily targets mosquitoes, but it is also effective at reducing the number of fleas and ticks in the yard. Flies and midges are also affected, but the residual attribute of the product is not effective at long-term suppression of these insects.
The main products being used in your yard is a synthetic form of pyrethrins called Bifenthrin. Bifenthrin is an insecticide in the pyrethroid family. Pyrethroids are man-made versions of pyrethrins, which come from chrysanthemum flowers. Bifenthrin is used in homes, on various agricultural crops, and also in numerous commercial products such as household insecticides, pet shampoos and sprays, and even lice shampoos.The products themselves are water-based, mixed in water and will not harm plants.
Understanding Mosquitoes helps!
Where do mosquitoes breed? Mosquitoes can breed in any type of standing water, from natural and man-made water bodies to water-holding containers. Backyards are a common mosquito breeding environment, with old car tyres, pot plant drip trays, septic tanks, rain-water tanks, blocked roof gutters, domestic ponds, paddling pools and disused containers like jars and buckets all being ideal breeding sites. By removing any unused water source from your property is a good way to prevent the continuous breeding cycle of mozzies.
While mosquitoes do not breed in long grass and vegetation, these environments offer adult mosquitoes protection on hot summer days.
At any stage should you have concerns regarding your
pest treatment please contact us.