Mosquito & Tick Program
Mosquito & Tick Program
Our Mosquito & Tick preventative program safeguards the outside of your home, intercepting pests before they get inside. Our Mosquito & Tick program not only includes applications around your home to prevent and alerts us to crawling insect and rodent activity, we also include services to manage mosquitoes and ticks for one low price.
Dial Mosquito & Tick Control
Applications from April - October
Application - Our Mist-Blower application disperses small micro droplets of product into a stream of air to maximize coverage and adhesion to plant material.
The air stream tumbles leaves on the ground to allow treatment of soil and both sides of leaf litter to control ticks. The air stream also creates movement of leaves and small branches attached to plant material to ensure coverage of the entire surface area of the plant. Treatment is expanded beneath decks and structural overhangs. The product dries much faster than “power spraying” or liquid back-pack spraying which soaks surfaces.
Effective Control - Shady areas of treated plant materials dry and await visiting adult mosquitos to land and rest during the day. The natural oils repel, irritate and knock down adult mosquitos. Treated porch overhangs, garage overhangs and dark areas beneath decks are great areas for our product.
Treated leaf litter and brush areas repel and knock down ticks.
Frequency of Service - All-Natural and 100% Organic oil applications are scheduled every (2) two weeks to maintain a Mosquito Free and Bite Free- Backyard!
Conventional treatments which include an adulticide and insect growth regulator are scheduled every (3) three weeks to maintain a Mosquito Free and Bite Free-Backyard.
Mosquitos are # 2 In Our “TOP 10 Pests” as ranking - based on initial calls and demand for services
Mosquitos are the most dangerous animal in the world and have moved up in our ranking due to public demand and fear of new mosquito-borne diseases, locally and abroad. The arrival of warm nights, snow melt and rains, stimulate the temperature sensitive emergence of the adult mosquitos. The most common mosquitos listed have the capability to transmit viral diseases.
Most Common Mosquitoes In Our Area:
- Culex pipiens is a common urban house mosquito with a larval habitat favoring fresh water trapped in containers, gutters, land depressions and bird baths.
- Aedes vexans is a common floodwater mosquito affected by rainfall which can trigger hatching in freshwater flood plain areas throughout the summer.
- Aedes albopictus is a newcomer with a larval habitat favoring fresh water trapped in containers, tree holes, and land depressions farther away from structures.
Our Treatment & Control Measures:
- Low-grade or Organic mist blower treatments to (non-flowering) vegetation areas and overhangs surrounding the structure to target daytime resting adults.
- Flip over water filled pots, containers and eliminating standing water.
- Use larvacide granules in catch basins and leader drains.
Ticks are #10 in our Top 10 Pest Ranking - Ticks are 10th in our customer demand ranking but are public enemy #1, our opinion. Ticks are not insects but are more closely related to mites and spiders. Ticks are classified into hard ticks and soft ticks. In New Jersey, only hard ticks commonly become a nuisance or health problem. Both females and males feed on blood. Ticks can be VECTORS, which is an animal or microorganism that carries and transmits an infectious pathogen (bacteria) into another living organism. While Lyme disease cannot be overstated, several other tick-borne illnesses are now known to occur in NJ, including human babesiosis, human anaplasmosis and human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), and others will likely be identified in the future.
The Most Common Ticks In Our Area:
- Blacklegged Tick also known as the “Deer Tick” is the primary vector for Lyme disease, Human Basesiosis and human granulocytric ehrlichiosis (HGE). They are found in leaf litter just outside the perimeter of grass areas and brush, outdoors. The primary reservoir hosts are the white-footed mouse and Eastern chipmunk. A reservoir host harbors bacterial pathogens which ticks transmit from the host to humans. These ticks have a 2-year life cycle and are very small from biting nymphs as small as a speck of dirt to and adult 8mm in length.
- Brown Dog Tick thrive indoors and can infest structures when dogs return from kennels or animal hospitals. Brown Dog Ticks are not known to transmit diseases. It feeds almost exclusively on dogs, man is rarely attacked. The BDT is about 1/8 inch long and up to ½ when engorged.
- American Dog Tick will attack a variety of animals, including humans. Unfed adults are ¼ inch in length and larger than the Brown Dog and Blacklegged Ticks. Although not a structural pest, it is commonly found outdoors and readily attacks humans. It is of medical importance because it vectors the causal organisms of Rock Mountain spotted fever and tularemia and causes tick paralysis.
Our Treatment And Control Measures:
- Trigger low-grade adulticide or All-Natural oils into a back pack air blower to tumble leaf litter and coat all sides of leaves and exposed dirt
- Time treatments based on emergence
- Apply low-grade granulars to leaf litter beds and wooded areas within 5-10 feet of grass