Mosquito Control Arlington
Arlington is a thriving community located next to Washington, DC, and has subdivisions located near different transit spots to help make commuting into D.C. easier. Arlington is home to both the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon, and has a number of large companies who prefer the location since it’s conveniently located near the nations capital. Arlington has a humid subtropical climate with mild winters, but the hot humid summers are perfectly suited to breed mosquitoes, so Arlington residents and company owners need the exterminators at Mosquito Tek that can eliminate mosquitoes safely and effectively.
Exterminate Mosquitoes Where They BreedWhen you consider that mosquitoes are carriers of deadly diseases such as West Nile Virus, then it’s important to prevent them from living and thriving anywhere near your property. When it comes to eliminating mosquitoes, you need to do more than spray to kill the adult mosquitoes. Mosquito Tek uses a two-step approach to mosquito control, where the mosquito technician first identifies areas where mosquitoes breed and applies a larvicide that the larvae will eat and die, thereby preventing them from developing into adults. This larvicide does not affect other insects, nor is it harmful to the environment. Once the larvae are addressed, a barrier spray that exterminates the adult mosquitoes is applied to all areas where mosquitoes live and thrive.
Conventional and Organic Mosquito TreatmentsIt’s important that you have choices when it comes to bringing mosquito populations under control on your property, which is why Mosquito Tek offers two highly effective options for your mosquito control treatment services. The conventional method has the strongest mosquito knockdown, but is still safe to use around your family, pets, wildlife, and all plant life surrounding your property. The conventional mosquito spray needs to be reapplied every three weeks. The organic mosquito control option is environmentally friendly and safe to use around organic gardens, restaurants, assisted care facilities, and daycare centers. It has no aquatic setback, and uses 100% all natural ingredients that are safe to use around your family, pets, and the local wildlife. The organic mosquito treatment needs to be reapplied every two weeks.
Tick Control OptionsTicks and fleas are not only annoying to your family and pets, but they are also known carriers of dangerous diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. Mosquito Tek wants to make sure the property surrounding your home or company is free from not only mosquitoes, but also ticks. For all customers that select to have any mosquito control service performed, they also have the option of adding the tick control upgrade that will additionally eliminate ticks as well as mosquitoes. The tick control service is available either an upgrade to any mosquito control service, or it can be purchased individually as a standalone service. These treatments will prevent you, your family and pets from getting attacked by fleas or ticks while spending time in your own backyard.
Mosquito Tek is focused on making sure that every customer receives the best possible customer service, which is why there are two important guarantees. The Product Guarantee insures that only the very best products are used in your treatments and states that you if you see a single mosquito in the first 48 hours after a treatment, Mosquito Tek will send out a technician to respray at no additional cost to you. The Service Guarantee states that you can receive your money back if you are not 100% satisfied with the service you receive. Mosquito Tek takes pride in delivering only the very best services possible, and feels you’ll be happy you chose them to keep your home or business completely free of mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Mosquito Control Services
Are these products safe for my family, pets and plants?
We use the safest products on the market. Our technicians are trained in proper application and these products are safer than what you can buy at the store. We do ask that you and your pets be inside during the treatment and allow 30 minutes for the organic treatment to dry and one hour for the conventional treatment. The treatments are safe for your plants.
What happens during each treatment?
During each treatment, our technician will complete an inspection, and identify possible breeding grounds. He will then address the breeding areas by applying a larvicide or emptying any containers that contain water. Finally, he will apply a barrier spray to the tree canopy, lawn and bushes to eliminate adult mosquitoes and to stop new ones from entering your yard.
How safe are the organic products?
The organic products are very safe. They are NOP compliant and are safe to use on or around your organic garden. They have no aquatic setback. They are a good option if you want to treat an outdoor eating are or you are a daycare center.
How do I know I am receiving the best value for my money?
We will beat any competitor’s written quote by ten percent, so that you know you are getting the best value possible. We also offer neighborhood discounts.
Do you offer one-time treatment options for a special event?
We offer special event treatments. We can help if you are planning a wedding, corporate event or even a backyard barbecue. When you are planning your event, just contact us. We will work with the venue, caterer and party planner to determine the best time to apply the treatment between twenty-four to forty-eight hours before your event starts. You will enjoy a pest free event.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
If you are worried about the mosquitoes around your yard, there are steps that you can do to help lower the number of mosquitoes that may be bothering you. While these steps can help, they will not completely eliminate the mosquitoes.
- Keep your lawn trimmed: When your lawn is short, and your bushes trimmed back, it is easier for the ground to dry, which gives the mosquitoes fewer places to find harborage.
- Address standing water: Mosquitoes can breed in just a capful of water. If you have spaces that collect water, you need to address the areas by draining them to stop mosquitoes from breeding on your property.
- Change your light bulbs: Mosquitoes are not attracted to light, but to the frequency that light bulbs send out. If you switch to yellow bug lights or LED lights, you will not attract the mosquitoes.
- Use insect repellent: Insect repellent is a sure way to stop the mosquitoes from biting you and your family. DEET has been found to be very effective against mosquito and tick bites.