How long does it take to do the barrier spray treatment and how long will it last?
A typical treatment will average about 20-30 minutes. Larger yards may take longer to treat. Each treatment will generally be at optimal effectiveness for the first 4 weeks. It has been shown to be effective for up to 8 weeks however we recommend 4 week intervals at which time our team will be scheduled to treat your yard again.
Do you spray the grass?
Mosquitoes do not usually harbor in the grass. Unless it is long and of the broad leafed variety. Biting Midge on the other hand will rest on the grass making your lawn a possible harborage area. Your technician will do a pre treatment inspection to identify Mosquito and Midge conducive areas. The most common areas to find mosquitoes and Biting Midge during the day include: the underside of the leaves of dense/shrubby plants, under decks and in damp shady areas of the property. We do recommend that you keep your grass short during the warmer season. In some cases such as special events like weddings and large outdoor parties, we will spray the grass where your guests will be. We may also spray the grass to if you’ve asked us to treat a flea problem.
Will No Mosquitoes’s residual barrier treatment kill all the mosquitoes and Biting Midge on my property?
No service can offer 100% protection from every mosquito and biting midge. As you might imagine, a mosquito or biting midge from a neighbouring property could wander into your yard and bite you before coming into contact or resting on treated foliage. However, you will find that the presence of mosquitoes and biting midge is enormously reduced. As well as Fleas and ticks and spiders.
Is the treatment effective against any other pests?
Our standard treatment primarily targets mosquitoes and biting midge, but is also effective at reducing the number of ticks and Fleas in the yard. Webbing spiders and Flies are also affected by the residual barrier spray. Please let your technician know if there are any particular problem outdoor areas you would like us to specifically pay attention to.
What products are being used in my yard and are they safe? What about for my plants/pets/kids?
Our main barrier spray products use synthetic forms of pyrethrins called pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are the natural byproduct from flowers. Synthetic pyrethroids have a similar chemical structure as the pyrethrins, and has been developed for agricultural application for orchids and crop pests. The product itself water-based, mixed in water and will not harm plants. Once dry it is nontoxic to humans and animals however it can be toxic to some aquatic life such as fish in ponds or aquariums. Your technician is trained to avoid any area that may contain aquatic life.
Does anyone need to be home when the yard is treated? How will I know if the treatment was done if I’m not home?
No. As long as your gate is unlocked and your pets are inside, your technician can treat. When you book a service with us, we will ask you a number of questions regarding your property. This gives us an overview to provide a service that is convenient to you. If you would like to be home during the treatment that’s great, if not that’s totally ok as well. Our trained and licensed professionals will conduct the treatment and leave a calling card explaining what has been done, what time, comments and helpful hints that may help you keep your yard as uninviting as possible for mosquitoes, fleas and other pests. You will also receive a call or text to let you know your property has been completed.
What if it rains after my property has been treated?
As long as your yard has had adequate time to dry after the application of your treatment (approximately 30 minutes), rain should not impact the effectiveness of your service. However, if you are not completely satisfied with the effectiveness of our barrier treatment services, we will return to your yard to re-spray your property (within 14 days) until your next scheduled service.
How much does it cost?
Each property is unique and we customize each barrier spray application to successfully treat your mosquito problem. We price our treatments based on the size and density of foliage of your property and the amount of product that we will need to use. You can contact us any time for a free quote. Simply fill in the request a quote form, hit submit, and we will get back to you with an accurate quote for your property.
Do you service commercial accounts?
Yes! We sure do! Our residual barrier treatments are a great mosquito ridding solution for many commercial businesses such as restaurants with patios, parks, campgrounds, public pools and playgrounds, sports fields, golf courses, daycares, outdoor wedding venues, schools and more. We are more than happy to serve businesses, organisations and government agencies.
Commercial applications usually require a more strategic approach, so when you call or book a quote online, a trained licensed technician will attend the property to devise a custom plan to suit your business or organisation.
The local council has a mosquito control program in place, what’s the difference between what they do and what you do?
We concentrate on a custom treatment for each individual situation where as local governments do a great job at carrying out large scale vector control programs. These programs focus efforts on tidal and rain influence known mosquito breeding areas by carrying out aerial and ground based larvaciding to a huge amount of area. These treatments are highly effective at stopping a mosquito invasion after a king tide or large rain event by stopping the mosquito larva developing into a mosquito. The only 2 downsides to these treatments are that they usually only have a small window of time to complete the larvicidng. If this is slightly off target, millions of mosquitoes emerge to fly off looking for a blood meal. The second is, the Local Government cannot treat 100% of mosquito breeding areas, it’s not a downfall but just downright impossible if you think of the hundreds of thousands of hectares of possible breeding sites.
Do you treat indoor pest problems as well?
No Mosquitoes focuses on outdoor mosquito control services. If mosquitoes and other bugs are coming in through open doors or windows, our outside treatments may reduce inside annoyances.
How long before I can go into the treated area after you have Treated?
After a residual barrier treatment, you need to ensure that the product has completely dried before going outside. We recommend a minimum of 30 minutes. Once the product has completely dried, you and your family may safely enjoy the outdoor area.
Will the treatment affect my fish pond or swimming pool?
Pyrethroids are hazardous to fish. As a result, your technician is trained to avoid any area that may contain aquatic life when providing you with a residual barrier treatment. Your technician will also ensure that no chemical will contact pool water.