Mosquito Control Chesapeake
Chesapeake is the third largest city in Virginia. With a population of 237,940, it is a bustling city that is near the Great Dismal Swamp National Refuge (City-Data.com). It also is home to a large number of wetlands because of its location on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The climate is temperate with very few days dipping below freezing each year, which allows the mosquito and tick population to survive through the winter and come out stronger in the spring.
Chesapeake has a diverse makeup of both protected farm land and forests, as well as urban areas. There are many properties in the area that enjoy waterfront views. Chesapeake offers a wide variety of outdoor activities from boating to hiking to bird watching. With such a wide range of ecosystems in the area, mosquito control is an important aspect of being able to enjoy outdoor living. Mosquito Tek has been helping customers rid their yards of mosquitoes since 2011 and we are here to help you.
Eliminate Mosquitoes Where They Breed
At Mosquito Tek, we not only specialize in eradicating all adult mosquitoes with a highly concentrated mosquito spraying treatment, but we also focus on preventing mosquitoes from developing by treating the areas in which they breed by using larvicides to kill the mosquitoes before they can turn into adults and lay more eggs. This dual treatment keeps mosquitoes from being a problem in your home. In addition to treating your standing water with larvicides, our technician will look for any containers in your yard that may be collecting standing water and empty them to help prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your yard.
Conventional and Organic Mosquito Treatments
There are two treatment options available for mosquito control through Mosquito Tek. Each of our options is effective at eliminating mosquitoes in your yard. You can choose the option to use when you schedule an appointment. We offer both options for our treatment plans, as well as our one-time special event treatments.
- Our conventional insecticide spray, Talstar, is a full-strength insecticide and is one of the most effective options on the market. It is known for the long-lasting mosquito barrier that it provides. When you choose the conventional treatment, you will receive a treatment every three weeks.
- We use organic insecticide Essentria for our all natural treatments, which is effective at killing mosquitoes while still being safe for your plants, native wildlife and other things sensitive to insecticides. Our organic option needs to be applied every two weeks, but it is safe to use around your vegetable garden and has no aquatic setback.
Affordable Flea and Tick Control Upgrade
Although many people contact Mosquito Tek for just mosquito control, Mosquito Tek offers an optional flea and tick control upgrade in addition to the mosquito control treatment. If you live near wooded areas, you may be worried about the ticks in the area and the diseases that they can spread, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Our treatment can prevent you and your family from picking up a tick while enjoying time outside. Our flea treatment can also protect your pets from getting fleas and it will stop pets from bringing fleas into your home.
Mosquito Tek has a solid reputation of being one of the best pest control companies in the Chesapeake area. If you see mosquitoes in the first 48 hours after spraying, we will respray at no additional charge. Combine this with our 100% Money Back Guarantee and you can see that we are the #1 choice for mosquito and pest control in Chesapeake, VA. At Mosquito Tek, we understand the importance of doing a job right the first time, which is why we stand behind our work and offer the best guarantee in the business. Start living mosquito-free.
Frequently Asked Questions about our Mosquito Control Services
What happens when you come out to complete a treatment?
Each time we perform a mosquito control treatment, we complete a four-step process:
- We asses all the exterior locations off your property to determine the types of pests that need to be treated. In addition to mosquitoes, we will address infestations of stinging insects, fleas, ants, ticks, and other pests you might not know about.
- We look for breeding areas for mosquitoes, this can include both standing water in containers and natural areas such as streams, pools, lakes, and ponds.
- We apply larvicide to permanent breeding sites and empty water from containers to give the mosquitoes fewer places to breed.
- Finally, we spray the outdoor areas of your property where mosquitoes lives. The insecticide will create a barrier that will kill mosquitoes on your property and any that may try to enter from outside your property.
How do I know I am getting the best possible service and products?
We are so confident in our treatments that we have two Satisfaction Guarantees. The first is a Product Guarantee that if you see even one mosquito within three weeks of a conventional treatment or within two weeks of an organic treatment, we will come out and respray for free. Our Service Guarantee states that you will receive a full refund if you are not satisfied with the service you get from Mosquito Tek.
How do I know I’m getting the best price?
While we know we have the best service and products in the area, we want you to get the best price too. We will beat any competitor’s written estimates by 10%.
We’re concerned about the environment, do you have all-natural or organic mosquito products?
Although many customers prefer the conventional treatment because it lasts up to 21 days, others prefer the organic mosquito options that we offer. It is 100% environmentally safe, is National Organic Program (NOP) compliant and lasts for up to 14 days.
How safe are your products for my pets, family and wildlife?
During the treatments, we ask that the area be clear of family members and pets, but once we are finished, you only need to wait 30 minutes for organic treatments or one hour for conventional treatments before you resume normal activities. The products need to have time to dry and if the humidity is high it may take a bit longer to dry.
We’re planning an outdoor party or wedding. Do you offer one-time service treatments for special occasions?
We offer one-time treatment services for your special occasions. Just contact us as you are planning your event and we will come two to three days before the event to apply the treatments. We will work with your venue, party planners, and caterers to give you an event free from mosquitoes, flies, stinging insects, and no-see-ums.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
There are things that you can do to help control the mosquitoes and keep them to a minimum between spray treatments from Mosquito Tek. Here are some great mosquito control tips that will minimize mosquitoes:
Use LEDS and bug lights—Mosquitoes are actually not attracted to light, but instead to the frequencies of light. They prefer the frequencies from incandescent light bulbs because the are closest to the ultraviolet end of the spectrum. Switching to LEDs and yellow bug lights can help you stop attracting bugs.
Get rid of standing water—Mosquitoes breed in water, and they just need as little as what collects in a bottle cap. Removing standing water from pots, pools or wheelbarrows will make it more difficult for mosquitoes to breed.
Keep your lawn mowed—Short grass dries more quickly, which means this is a preventative measure because mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas love the dark, moist area that a long lawn provides.
Use mosquito repellents that work –The CDC has found that DEET is a very effective mosquito repellent and is highly effective at preventing bites.