At Mosquito Joe, we’re pet owners, moms, dads, homeowners and outdoor lovers just like you. We understand the thought process that surrounds bringing a new product into your environment, because at some point we’ve all been there as well. Sometimes people who hear about us have a lot of questions because the service just seems too simple to be true – or we wonder why it hasn’t been around longer to help us get rid of mosquitoes. One of the most common questions we get about our services is whether or not the products we use are safe. We wanted to provide some information to help you understand the various products we use so you can feel confident that you’re doing the right thing to protect your home and family from mosquitoes.
Our main barrier treatment product is a synthetic form of pyrethrins called pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are insecticides that are derived from the extract of chrysanthemum flowers. That’s right – flowers. Pyrethroids are used in numerous commercial products that consumers use to control insects such as household insecticides, lice shampoos, and pet shampoos and sprays you are probably already using if you’re a pet owner.
We spray this product on shrubs, low-lying trees, your foundation, mulch beds, etc. Generally we don’t spray your grass, unless perhaps you’re having a specific issue with fleas. All chemicals we use are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You, your kids, and your pets can be outside again resuming normal activities as soon as the treatment has had about 20-30 minutes to dry, without the annoyance of mosquitoes.
For those who prefer an all-natural option, we use a product made with rosemary, gerniol and peppermint. It contains natural botanical compounds to provide knockdown with residual mosquito control. It can be used around water and does not affect birds, fish, dogs, cats or other animals. The all-natural option provides 14 days of protection with each treatment.
Each treatment is tailored to your property and may include a combination of both. For example, a majority of your shrubs will be sprayed with our standard barrier treatment, while vegetable gardens, ponds and pollinating plans with our all-natural product. A certified technician trained and knowledgeable in the treatments being applied and the pests they’re targeting will be applying your treatment and available for any questions.
For a visual of what we do, check out this video showing how our technicians tailor your yard to be less swatting and more fun:
If you have specific questions or concerns about your yard, just give your local Mosquito Joe a call and they can answer those and determine the best solution for you. While we have a lot of fun at Mosquito Joe, we take protecting your home seriously – so don’t hesitate to ask lots of questions when you call for that free quote. Hurry up and make that call because spring is officially here and outside is fun again.