The More You Know, The Less They Grow!
At Mosquito Joe, we pride ourselves on offering industry leading barrier treatments to rid your yard of mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. However, we strive to empower our customers with the tools and knowledge needed to keep those pesky party-crashers away from their yard. To do so, we offer educational resources so you can get even more enjoyment out of your outdoor spaces. Whether you are a social butterfly who hosts many summer BBQs or you’d like to provide an itch-free yard for your kids and pets — these basic outside housekeeping tips will help you get started!
Understanding the life cycle of outdoor pests such as mosquitoes is the first step in combating them. Below, is information on the typical life cycle of mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, as well as how to get to them before they get to you.
The Life Cycle of a Mosquito
The Life Cycle of a Tick
The Life Cycle of a Flea
Common Mosquito and Tick Diseases
Being bitten by mosquitoes is no fun, leaving you itchy and irritated for days. But mosquitoes and other biting insects can be more than a nuisance – they can be deadly. Disease cases from infected mosquitoes, ticks and fleas have tripled in the last 13 years, totaling more than 640,000 cases since 2004. Mosquito Joe of Springfield wants everyone to enjoy the outdoors regardless of where they live or travel, so read up on these illnesses, where they are prevalent, and ways you can protect yourself, your family and pets against them.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 lasts approximately 21 days, at which time our team will be scheduled to treat your yard again.
Do you spray for mosquitoes in the grass?
Spraying grass during a treatment will depend on the type of service you prefer. If you are only looking for mosquito control, then we generally do not treat the grass because mosquitoes don’t shelter there. Our goal in doing a pre-service walk of the property is to seek out the “hot spots” where mosquitoes will be loafing. The most common areas to find mosquitoes 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 mosquito season.
If you are looking for tick, flea, chigger and no-see-um prevention in addition to mosquito control, then we DO treat the grass. Many of these pests can live in both your grass and your landscaping.
In some cases, such as special events like weddings and large outdoor parties, we will spray the grass where your guests will be.
Are the treatments effective against any other pests?
Our standard treatment primarily targets mosquitoes, but we also target fleas and ticks in the yard. Flies, gnats, chiggers, and no-see-ums are also affected, but the residual attribute of the product is not effective at long-term suppression of these insects.