Customer Reviews of 2019

At Mosquito Joe, we pride ourselves on being able to make outside fun again. For us, that means ridding properties of outdoor pests so families and furry friends aren’t itching and scratching. Our barrier treatments allow families and friends to gather in their backyard to enjoy a cookout without being the main course. They also give parents peace of mind knowing their children can play without getting bitten by mosquitoes, ticks or fleas. Whether our customers are mosquito magnets or under attack by ticks, Mosquito Joe technicians provide customized treatments in order to transform their backyards into a bite-free oasis.

Don’t believe us? Let these customers speak for themselves! 

Playtime is Back

  • “I absolutely love Mosquito Joe! We have used them for the past five years, we haven’t had one bite that’s pretty amazing. My kids play outside all day long, I don’t have to worry. I would recommend them to anyone that loves a bite-free lawn. Thanks guys!”
  • “My daughter loves playing outside and around our Koi pond, but she would get eaten up by mosquitoes after being out there for 2 minutes. Thanks to Mosquito Joe, we can go out and play and relax, even around our pond, without getting attacked by mosquitoes! Thank you Mosquito Joe!”
  • “I am VERY pleased with the services! We played basketball for over an hour without one single bite! Before MoJo, we would have not lasted 10 minutes without at least a dozen bites. We have been outside daily now and cannot extend my gratitude enough. My kids are extremely excited to see him pull up for treatment! Tell the technicians not to be surprised if my children ask “Joe” for his autograph.”

Bye-bye Mosquito Bites

  • “I’m very pleased with this service. I have never been bitten by a mosquito in my yard the entire time I have used Mosquito Joe! That is amazing for this mosquito magnet.”
  • “I have always been a target for mosquitoes. I like to be outside and work in the yard. I had to use insect repellent every time I went out. After I called Mosquito Joe, it has been such a relief. I get to sit and enjoy all my hard work. You won’t regret giving them a call.”
  • “It was great to be able to enjoy our deck this past summer. Anytime I get a mosquito bite, my bite swells up to a quarter size and itches for days. Thanks!”
  • “I love that I can be outside, on my property, without worries from biting insects. I have autoimmune problems and bites turn into infections that potentially send me to the hospital. But now, I am able to sit outside and read or work on the flowers and shrubbery with no worries. It is great to be able to do these things again. I am so appreciative.”
  • “This service really works! I’ve been a mosquito magnet for years. I’ve been working in the garden and not one bite since they started spraying. It is so nice to be able to eat outside again. Best money spent. Thank you!”

Pet Parents Love MoJo! 

  • “I will always use these services. The staff was always friendly and flexible. They always accommodated my schedule and were mindful that I had a pet. Also, we could really tell a difference in the reduction of mosquitoes. It made our summer so much better!”
  • “We loved being able to enjoy our pool area without bites. I especially loved the extra care that was taken in covering up my dog’s bowls when I forgot to. That shows the care and attention given to clients and we really appreciate it! We will see you again in spring!”
  • “Service is great and your product does everything as promised! Techs are so trustworthy and responsible, my dog loves when you visit!”

Outside is Fun Again for these Outdoor Enthusiasts

  • “This is money well spent! We live in the woods and with Mosquito Joe taking care of my property, we had no mosquitoes this season and could enjoy the yard and pool all season long. The staff is extremely friendly and professional and always go the extra mile to ensure I was happy and my yard was taken care of. Could not be happier!”
  • “When we moved into our house right by the Bay we could not be outside in the evening. Once our yard started being treated by Mosquito Joe we have enjoyed the outside, not to mention beautiful views of the bay at sunset!”
  • “I cannot say enough about Mosquito Joe and how they make my yard habitable! I can garden, enjoy campfires, landscaping and lounging in the great outdoors only because of Mosquito Joe. Also, the technicians are so polite, respectful and personable. They always have a smile. Thanks, Mosquito Joe!”

To Grandma’s MoJo Protected House We Go! 

  • “Love having my yard sprayed. For the last 3 years we have had our yard sprayed. Before spraying I could only spend 10-15 minutes outside before getting bit by mosquitoes. Now we spend hours in our yard with the grandkids or just sitting on our back porch enjoying the evening.”
  • “So nice to be able to enjoy being outside with my grandson and not get bitten by mosquitoes. Thank you Mosquito Joe!”
  • “The Mosquito Joe crew bent over backwards to make sure my yard was ready for our 10 grandkids to spend the week with us. The owner himself came out to make sure everything was right. I call that SERVICE!”

Planning the Perfect Event? Mosquito Joe Makes it Itch-free!

  • “I used Mosquito Joe for our backyard wedding….it worked perfectly! We are surrounded by woods and our backyard area is usually infested with mosquitoes at night. We had mosquito spray out for people, just in case, but nobody needed it! I would definitely use again!”
  • “Great service. I use their service at my house. I also had them spray for a special event at another venue. People were amazed that we had zero mosquitoes as compared to previous years.”
  • “We contacted Mosquito Joe just 2 days before a big family event because the mosquitoes were fierce. They came the very next morning and saved the evening for us. I appreciate the extra effort provided by this small, local operation, the friendliness, and effectiveness. Highly recommended.”

If you want to be itch-free like these satisfied customers, it’s time to add some MoJo to your backyard! For more information or to request a free quote, give us a call today at 855-ASK-A-JOE. With no contracts and the MoJo Satisfaction Guarantee, our work isn’t done until you’re happy. Visit us online to find your local outdoor pest control expert. With Mosquito Joe, outside is fun again! 

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Fun Activities for Fall

 

For many, fall means colder temperatures, pumpkin spiced treats, and of course, the changing of the leaves. Fall is the perfect time for you and your family to take advantage of various outdoor seasonal activities. Keep reading for different ways to enjoy one of the best times of the year. 

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Fall and pumpkins seem to go hand in hand. Take an opportunity to visit your local pumpkin patch! This is a great opportunity to learn how pumpkins are grown and to enjoy some locally-sourced pumpkin treats! You can also get an early start on your Halloween decorations by choosing pumpkins to carve with your family. Looking for ideas on how to carve your pumpkin? Check out Pinterest for fun and scary examples. If you think your pumpkin looks good enough to put on display, look for pumpkin carving contests in your area.

Take a hayride

During this time of year, hayrides are extremely popular as they’re a great way to enjoy the scenery in your area. Most hayrides take place on farms, giving you a first-hand view of the fall produce. If you’re a bit of a thrill seeker, there are many farms that offer haunted hayrides just in time for Halloween! 

Host a bonfire

Everyone can appreciate the slight chill that comes with fall weather. One of the best ways to enjoy it is to have a bonfire. There are a couple of steps to building a bonfire. First make sure bonfires are allowed in your local area. Next, select a safe area that is away from any buildings or structures. To build the bonfire, you’ll need stones or bricks to form the perimeter, sticks for kindling, and fuel. Once the fire has been built, you can set up blankets for seating, roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and sing your favorite campfire songs! Click here for more information on how to safely build bonfires!

Go hiking

 Another way to enjoy the fall colors is to see them up close. What better way than going on a hike? Not only is it an excuse to get out of the house, it’s also a great to stay active during the cooler months. Depending on your preferred level of difficulty, you can choose a trail with hills for a good workout, or one that allows for a more leisure walk. Before heading out, make sure to protect yourself and your family from ticks that can hide in wooded areas by wearing long sleeves and tick repellant.

Try out a fall recipe

With holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, fall is the perfect time to experiment with new recipes. Take advantage of fall produce such as cranberries, butternut squash and brussel sprouts. Your local farmer’s market will have a number of seasonal fruits and vegetables that you can incorporate into your fall menu. Impress your friends and family with this Harvest Pear-Blackberry Pie!

Fall can be a great time to enjoy the changes outdoors, but the cooler temperatures don’t mean that outdoor pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas are gone for good. Mosquitoes can thrive in temperatures above 50 degrees while ticks can continue to be active in temperatures above 45 degrees. Make sure to keep your outdoor spaces bite-free this fall by calling Mosquito Joe. Click here to find a location near you! 

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Mosquito-Proof Your Campsite

Summer is the perfect time to plan a trip with family and friends to de-stress. Here at Mosquito Joe, we love being able to get outside and enjoy nature. One of our favorite ways to unwind and spend time outside is by packing up the car – or RV – and going camping!

When you and your family are grilling out, playing by the pool or relaxing in the backyard, mosquitoes and ticks can easily ruin a fun evening at home. But Mosquito Joe knows that pesky outdoor pests are nuisances even when you aren’t in your yard. You might be familiar with how to make sure mosquitoes and ticks don’t impose on you and your family when you’re in your backyard, but do you know what to do when you head to your campsite?

Assess your campsite

Just like at home, make sure to eliminate any standing water from your campsite. A bottle cap full of water alone can breed over 300 mosquitoes. By removing stagnant water, you will ensure that more mosquitoes won’t be able to breed. Additionally, set up your campsite away from marshy areas, slow moving rivers and streams, leaf debris and heavily wooded areas. These landscapes are more attractive to mosquitoes and ticks; mosquitoes prefer damp areas while ticks like taking shelter in shady spaces and areas with tall grass.

Keep insect repellent on hand

Insect repellants line the shelves of drugstores during the summer months. Purchasing bug spray that contains DEET will keep mosquitoes from biting while you’re pitching your tent, hiking or biking. For even more protection against these pests, pick up an insect repellant that is made with coconut oil compounds. A recent study showed that the fatty acids in coconut oil can be effective at repelling mosquitoes and ticks than DEET. To avoid spraying sticky sprays, try insect repellant wristbands.

If you’d prefer a more natural  solution, consider using essential oils. These extracts do more than help you smell fresh while outdoors, they can also repel against annoying mosquitoes.! Rosemary, thyme, eucalyptus, lavender, mint and tea tree are oils are effective repellants. In addition to acting as a repellant, these essential oils can act as a natural remedy for itchy mosquito bites. Check out our blog to learn more about how you can use these to relieve uncomfortable bites!

Wear the correct gear

If you plan on hiking, horseback riding or fishing on your camping trip, be sure to pack and wear clothing that will protect you from mosquitoes and ticks. White and khaki colored clothing will make you less attractive to mosquitoes. These pesky pests see dark colors better than light, so stay cool and avoid mosquito bites! When roaming in high grasses or heavily wooded areas, wear long pants tucked into socks and closed toe shoes. This way ticks won’t be able to latch onto exposed skin as you pass by.

Nobody wants mosquitoes camping in their backyard, so, have your local Mosquito Joe treat your property! Stop smacking yourself in the face and reach out to us at 855-ASK-A-JOE or visit us online at MosquitoJoe.com to make outside fun again.

 

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How to Mosquito Proof Your Pool

Everyone wants to get away from the scorching heat of summer, and what better way than to take a dip in your pool? From Memorial Day to Labor Day, people of all ages take a dip to beat the heat. One of the not-so-fun things about pools opening are the mosquitoes that congregate around them. Don’t let mosquitoes turn your leisurely swim into a swat fest – use these tips for how to proof your swimming pool to keep mosquitoes away.

1. Cover Your Pool When Not In Use

Pool areas are the pride and joy of many homeowners. As beautiful as they can be to look at, it’s important to keep your pool covered when not in use. There are several types of pool covers you can purchase, each with their own set of benefits. These include standard winter covers, security covers, and automatic covers. The primary goal of a cover is to make sure your pool is protected from sunlight and any kind of debris. Most covers last a number of years before needing repair or replacement. To ensure protection from pests such as mosquitoes, make sure your cover doesn’t have any tears or rips that may make it easier for mosquitoes to access.

2. Empty Any Standing Water That May Collect In The Area

Standing water can be found in most areas surrounding pools. Because mosquitoes prefer warm, wet environments, this makes these areas perfect breeding grounds. Female mosquitoes only need a bottlecap full of water to lay eggs. When you think of the amount of water around backyard pools, it’s no wonder why they’re hot spots for mosquitoes! Water toys can make pool time even more enjoyable for kids. They can also become breeding areas for mosquitoes if left unattended, as they can collect water. Storing all pool equipment and toys indoors, can help decrease the amount of standing water that mosquitoes can use to multiply and wreak havoc.

3. Perform Regular Maintenance On Pools And Equipment

Having a pool in your backyard can make your home a favorite among friends and family, but it’s important to keep it in optimal condition. Regular pool maintenance can keep your pool safe for summer fun and help keep away pesky mosquitoes. Keep this checklist in mind before opening your pool for use:

  • Make sure your pool water is balanced and remove any contaminants that are present.
  • Repair any damage to the lining of your pool.
  • Ensure your filtration system is working correctly.
  • Clear out any obstructions from your pool skimmers.

Once you’ve completed everything on the list, your pool is ready for summer fun! It’s a good idea to create a regular maintenance schedule to ensure that your pool area is safe for the entire season.

Swimming can be a highlight of the summer, so don’t let those pesky mosquitoes interrupt your fun! Our barrier treatments ensure your pool areas are bite-free from sunup to sundown. The fun doesn’t have to end at your yard. Take advantage of our Share the MoJo program to refer Mosquito Joe to your family, friends, and neighbors who would also benefit from an itch-free summer. To find a Mosquito Joe in your area click here!

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Lyme Disease in Pets

Mosquito Joe provides mosquito, tick and flea control treatment to residential and commercial customers across the country. We ensure outside is fun again for our customers’ families and pets by eliminating swatting and scratching. We can all agree that our four-legged friends are near and dear to our hearts so we want to make sure they can enjoy the backyard with their favorite humans without avoiding any health risks or concerns. While we certainly make customers’ yards itch-free with our mosquito barrier treatment, this same service also effectively rids the property of ticks and fleas. This is important for our furry friends as ticks carry Lyme disease, the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States.

Transmitted through tick bites, the disease can be difficult to detect and can cause serious and recurring health problems for our pets. Deer ticks, carriers of Lyme disease, are found in forests or grassy, wooded, marshy areas near rivers, lakes or oceans. People or animals may be bitten by deer ticks during outdoor activities such as hiking, camping or while spending time in their backyards. It’s best to be proactive in preventing infection by taking appropriate measures to prevent tick bites, and for dogs, that means vaccinating against the disease. Always remember to ask your local veterinarians office to establish a monthly treatment program.

How to Prevent Lyme Disease

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, “The best way to protect pets from Lyme disease is to take preventive measures to reduce the chance of contracting the disease. Even during the last few weeks of summer, it’s important to remember that pets and people are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.” Here are a few additional tips to prevent ticks in your backyard:

  • Avoid wooded and tall grassy areas where tick activity is high.
  • Keep your grass cut short and bushes and trees trimmed.
  • Remove wood piles from the home.
  • Move swing sets, sandboxes and other play areas away from wooded areas.
  • Upon returning inside your home after enjoying time outdoors, always check yourself, your children and your pets for ticks. Wash clothing immediately.
  • Use tick-preventative products – check with your veterinarian to find the right products for your pets.
  • Protect your property with a Mosquito Joe barrier treatment so your furry friends can roam your yard worry-free. Our long-lasting treatment works up to 21 days and protects your family and pets from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas.

Symptom in Pets

Once in the bloodstream, the bacteria can travel to different parts of the body and cause problems in specific organs or locations, such as joints, as well as overall illness. Other symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Reduced energy
  • Stiffness, discomfort or pain
  • Swelling of joints

If you see that your dog is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take them to the veterinarian so they can be tested and treated for Lyme disease.

How are Dogs Tested and Treated?

Once you arrive at the veterinarian, you will need to give a thorough history of your dog’s health and any symptoms they are having. Your veterinarian will run the necessary tests to determine what illness your pet has.  According to the American Kennel Club, “The two blood tests used for Lyme disease testing are called C6 and Quant C6, which can both be performed by your local veterinarian’s office. The C6 antibodies can be detected three to five weeks after an infected tick bites your pet. The next step would be the Quant C6, along with urinalysis to help determine if antibiotics are necessary.”

If the diagnosis is Lyme disease, your dog will be treated as an outpatient and given antibiotics for at least four weeks.

Did you know that ticks will arrive before mosquitoes and hang around after the mosquitoes are gone? Ticks arrive once ground temperature is above 45 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s important to have a plan in place in advance, and to follow through during the fall.  Mosquito Joe ensures families and their pets are protected from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Don’t get ticked off this year – give your local office a call today to get on the schedule.

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