Mosquito Control Annandale
Annandale is about fourteen miles south of Washington, DC and has a population of 41,008. The city center is unique because it serves as the unofficial Koreatown for the greater Washington DC area. There are a number of local shops and restaurants that cater to Koreans. However, it is well-known for quality Korean food, Korean bakeries and Korean barbecues. Many people throughout the DC area will travel to take advantage of the excellent cuisine available in Annandale.
Annandale is home to several different parks in the area including Wakefield Park, Canterbury Woods Park and the Hidden Oaks Nature Center. There are many other parks to visit. With several streams that run throughout the city, Annandale is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. The cool, mild winters and hot and humid summers also contribute to a burgeoning insect problem, and Mosquito Tek can exterminate any mosquitoes that may be in your backyard so you can enjoy time outside with your family again.
Eliminate Mosquitoes Where They BreedIn order to completely eliminate mosquitoes, the mosquito control technician needs to do more than spray for adult mosquitoes. Mosquito Tek uses a two-prong approach to help get your mosquito population under control by first addressing mosquitoes where they breed, and stop mosquito larvae from developing into biting adults by treating the breeding areas with larvicide. This process involves treating any permanent standing water that is on your property and emptying containers where permanent water may gather unnaturally. The larvicide will not negatively impact other aquatic insects, nor is it harmful to wildlife.
Conventional and Organic Mosquito TreatmentsMosquito Tek offers two highly effective, yet safe mosquito control treatment options. For the toughest mosquito infestations, the conventional treatments are performed using the Talstar product line. Talstar has one of the most effective mosquito knockdowns on the market and is effective for up to three weeks. For those that prefer mosquito insecticides with only all natural ingredients, Mosquito Tek offers an organic mosquito control option using the Essentria line of products. The Essentria organic treatment option is NOP compliant and is 100% safe to use on your organic garden, is a good option for public spaces, restaurant owners, nursing homes, and daycare centers. Each treatment is effective for up to two weeks.
Tick Control OptionsAs an added value, every customer that has a mosquito treatment done can also choose to get an optional low cost tick control treatment upgrade that will completely eliminate ticks as well as mosquitoes. This service can either be purchased as an upgrade to the mosquito contyrol plan, or it can be purchased individually. Flea and tick treatments are highly suggested since fleas can plague both your family and pets, may move inside of your home, and ticks carry serious diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Mosquito Tek understands that you want to keep your family and pets safe which is why they provide this affordable option of additional protection with each treatment.
Mosquito Tek takes pride in providing excellent customer service and exceptional value, which is why they stand behind their work with two guarantees. The Product Guarantee means that if you see a mosquito in the first 48 hours after your treatment, they will respray at no cost to you. The Service Guarantee provides you with the peace of mind that you can receive a full refund if you are not completely satisfied with the service. Both of these guarantees make Mosquito Tek the best option for mosquito control in the Annandale area. They have been helping customers enjoy a mosquito-free yard since 2011, and every mosquito control technician undergoes a thorough background check and rigorous training process.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Mosquito Control Services
What happens at each treatment?
At each treatment our technicians will complete a four-step process. First, he will assess the property and identify the pests that need to be treated. Second, he will identify potential breeding areas, and empty any containers containing standing water. Third, he will apply larvicide to any areas of standing water. Fourth, he will spray the trees, bushes and turf to kill adult mosquitoes and to apply a barrier to stop new ones from entering your yard.
How can I know that I’m receiving the best service and price?
We will beat any competitors’ written estimates by 10%. Additionally, we have two guarantees the Product Guarantee and Service Guarantee. We will respray your yard if you see mosquitoes within two weeks of an organic treatment or three weeks of conventional treatment at no cost to you. Combine that with the full refund if you are not satisfied with the service that you receive, and you can see that we are your best choice for mosquito control treatments.
Will your products impact my family, pets or wildlife in the area?
Our products are completely safe for you, your family and your pets, as well as other wildlife. We do require that you and your pets remain inside during a treatment and for about an hour after the treatment. This will give the product time to dry completely before you resume your normal outdoor activities.
Do you offer organic or natural products?
We have an all-natural and organic option that will work well for up to 14 days. Essentria is NOP compliant and it does not have any aquatic setback. Our conventional product is also safe and will last for up to 21 days.
I am planning an outdoor wedding. Do you offer a one-time treatment option?
We have a special event, one-time treatment option that you can use for a wedding, a graduation party or corporate event. When planning your event, contact us and we will schedule a treatment two to three days before your event.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
There are steps that you can take in your yard to help reduce the number of mosquitoes that are currently plaguing your yard.
- Try new light bulbs: Mosquitoes and other insects are actually attracted to the specific frequencies that some light bulbs put out. Switching to LEDS or yellow bug lights can help stop mosquitoes from being attracted to your property.
- Keep your lawn short: Mosquitoes need a place to find harborage. Long grass, overgrown bushes and a lot of undergrowth are the perfect places. Keeping your lawn short, and the bushes trimmed will allow your yard to dry out more quickly and reduce the number of mosquitoes in it.
- Address standing water: Mosquitoes can breed in just a capful of water. They love old buckets or wheelbarrows filled with water, as well as old tires. Check your property for areas that may be collecting water and address them by cleaning up or filling in holes in the ground.
- Wear mosquito repellent: The final step to protect your family is to use an effective mosquito repellent each time you go outside. The CDC recommends using DEET since it will also protect against ticks.