How do the treatments work?
The treatments work by first exterminating mosquitoes on site first, and then the spray leaves a residue on the vegetation and other foliage that leaves a residue that provides complete protections for 3 weeks.
What is covered by the treatment process?
Each service treatment includes four key steps. First, we survey the environment and identify the pests (generally mosquitoes). Second, we find and address potential breeding sites. Third, we treat breeding sites with larvicide that cannot be taken care of without treatment (removing standing water). Fourth, we mist the bushes, ground cover, trees and lower canopy branches, as well as the turf proving a thorough treatment of all adult mosquitoes. We also treat the undergrowth, dense areas of native vegetation and the wood lines. The treatments vary based on the property’s landscape and environment.
Is an onsite consultation necessary?
You do not need a prior consultation, but you can schedule one at the same time as the first scheduled treatment.
How do you address standing water?
We eliminate the standing water (by emptying the pot or vessel) or treat it with B.T.I Briquets or Altosid Pro-G. All of services include a system of integrated pest management strategies.
How long does each treatment take?
Most treatments take about 30 minutes to apply. Larger yards or properties can take up to an hour or more.
Do I need to be home for the treatment?
No. As long as domestic pets are kept indoors and we have access to any fenced areas on the property, you do not need to be home. We will email you notification 24-48 hours before the scheduled appointment (unless you request otherwise). The technician will leave a courtesy card with the date and time that the services were completed, after each appointment.
How often will my property need treatment?
The conventional products require a treatment every 21 days. If you choose to use the Organic Compliant Products, treatment is applied on a bi-weekly basis. Please click here to review our service options or contact us for a free consultation.
What products do you use? What is in the products you use?
The products we use are based on the preferences of our client and the needs of each individual property depending on the environment, exposure, target pest and current existing conditions. We offer a highly effective and long lasting conventional mosquito spray. We also offer an effective and environmentally safe organic mosquito spray.
What does “organic compliant” mean?
When a product is Organic Compliant, it adheres to the regulations and rules set forth by the National Organics Program (NOP) that it is safe for use in and around food crops and that it maintains organic compliance properties where that is required.
Is the organic compliant product as effective as the conventional product?
Yes. The organic compliant product is designed to actively kill adult mosquitoes and is a labeled pesticide. The residue it leaves lasts up to 14 days of protection. However, it breaks down more quickly than the conventional product, so you will need to have bi-weekly treatments. The conventional product has the same active-kill protection, but the residual barrier is better and if effective for up to 21 days.
What is the “hybrid program” that you offer?
In the hybrid program, we use both conventional and organic compliant products. The conventional spray is applied in areas that are less used or wooded areas or are non-contact. The organic compliant spray is applied to areas that more sensitive where people and pets go frequently.
Is there treatment available for my edible garden?
The organic compliant product is labeled safe for use in those areas, if necessary.
Are the treatments safe for my ornamentals, plants, trees and landscaping?
Yes. Both the conventional and organic products are safe for the plants in your yard and landscaping. We do not spray flowering perennials and annuals or open blooms because they attract beneficial insects and pollinators and get good light.
Are both products safe for me, my kids, pets, chickens, ponds, wildlife, etc?
Yes. Both the conventional and organic products and other services are safe for people, pets and other wildlife. We REQUIRE you adhere to the following dry times before resuming normal outdoor activities. For the conventional spray wait 45 minutes to 1 hours. The organic compliant spray requires you to wait 15-30 minutes. The dry times may vary.
Will my neighbors, their property or their pets be affected by the spray?
No. Since our product solutions are water based, they will not drift with proper application.
Are there any smells from the products? When will it go away?
The conventional product is odor free. The organic compliant product has a sweet minty scent that lasts about one day.
Does the treatment help eliminate other pests (for example whiteflies, ticks, ants, fleas)?
Mosquito Tek is licensed to provide many different types of pest control both in and around your property. Free consultations are available if you contact us.
What if rains the day of my schedule treatment?
Your appointment will be rescheduled if it rains, and the office will notify you of the new appointment information.
What if I am not satisfied with the effectiveness of the treatment?
Mosquito Tek offers a comprehensive guarantee. If you not satisfied with the effectiveness of the treatment or the level of service, we will respray at no additional charge. If we cannot fix the situation or you choose to cancel service, we will fully refund any monies owed. The Mosquito Tek Service Agreement does not require a contract or commitment.
Do you offer the same guarantee for all of the mosquito control programs?
Yes. Mosquito Free GUARANTEED.
Do you service day cares, commercial accounts, common areas and pool areas?
Yes. The organic compliant means that we safely service childcare/daycare facilities, public recreational areas and restaurants/outdoor dining areas. Please contact Mosquito Tek for a consultation and further information.
How much do your services cost?
Services start at $45-$49 per treatment application (in some instances, neighborhood pricing may be even lower). Please contact Mosquito Tek for a consultation and further information
What are my payment options?
We accept credit card payments over the phone, check by mail or in person and cash. An online payment option is available through the Intuit Payment link on your invoice.