Mosquitoes pack a double whammy. They’re annoying to have buzzing around your yard because their bites can be itchy and painful. But there is also always a threat they could be carrying a deadly disease like West Nile or Zika. Instead of getting to enjoy your property to the fullest, you now might be constantly on edge.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Mosquito control in Memphis, TN, and Olive Branch, MS can help protect your family from these blood-sucking pests. Targeted treatments will help provide relief from spring through fall when you choose Master Lawn’s Mosquito Control.
When it comes to protecting your family with mosquito control services, one of the main concerns that often arises is the safety of the products used. The last thing that you want is for your mosquito control choice to become a new risk that you have to worry about.
Of course, the next big question that comes up is usually, does it work?
You want to feel confident that Mosquito Control will still provide protection against these dangerous and annoying pests. The good news is that we have an extensive list of satisfied clients who have already seen the difference that our Mosquito Control program can make.
Here are a few reasons why the program is effective:
One of the keys to success is the fact that we are identifying and then targeting prime mosquito habitats on your property. Homeowners are often surprised to learn that mosquitoes are weak fliers and stop frequently to rest. The key to effective mosquito control is figuring out where they are going to take those flying breaks and treating those areas with an effective product.
Another key to success is that we’ve figured out just the right number of visits needed to ensure that your property is fully protected. We space mosquito applications approximately 20 to 30 days apart between March and September, which is prime mosquito season.
Master Lawn also helps to ensure that our mosquito control services are effective by going the extra mile and making cultural recommendations for areas of standing water. Water in clogged gutters or poor drainage zones on the property can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Of course, you might also have intentional water on your property such as a birdbath or a pond. When warranted, we can use an additional product for areas of standing water that will help you protect against these pests.
If you’re considering mosquito control services, you might have some questions you’re looking to have answered. We commend you for wanting to be an educated consumer.
Here are some of the mosquito control questions that we receive most frequently as well as our responses. Of course, if you have a question that isn’t found here, always know that we are available to be a helpful resource.
At Master Lawn, we use Organic Mosquito Control because we know that nothing is more important than your family’s safety. Our products are equivalent to the organic mosquito products that you might apply to your body or use with your kids. Because of that, we are able to treat areas around decks, patios, or even playgrounds, where mosquitoes absolutely love to hang out. These are zones that other mosquito control services in Memphis, TN, and Olive Branch, MS might have to avoid because of their use of synthetic products that pose some risk.
Because big box stores sell mosquito spray products, many homeowners do consider a DIY approach. This sounds like a good way to save money. But the truth is that DIY mosquito control will fall short of what a professional can offer.
For one, store-bought products are naturally going to be of subpar quality to the commercial-grade products that a pro should be investing in.
In addition to higher quality products, you are also investing in the training and knowledge that comes with hiring a professional. A trained mosquito control technician will know exactly where to treat, as well as how and when to apply products.
At Master Lawn, our technicians are also using professional-grade equipment including backpack sprayers for precisely targeted applications.
We have figured out that seven mosquito control visits is the prime number to keep these pests controlled.
These targeted applications are applied approximately 30 to 40 days apart with the goal of retreating as the previous application begins to wear off. This helps to ensure there is no downtime in which your property is unprotected. We treat between April and October, the prime season when mosquitoes are most active.
We understand that there are many mosquito control services in Memphis, TN, and Olive Branch, MS, and selecting a company that is right for your property can feel daunting. But we can offer a few points of comparison to consider as you perform your search.
For one, some other options for mosquito control in Memphis, TN, and Olive Branch, MS are national franchises. But Master Lawn is an independently owned and operated local business only servicing homes in the Memphis, TN, and Northern Mississippi area. This is important in truly knowing the area that we are servicing.
Another big difference is that many of these companies do not offer Organic Mosquito Control. They only offer synthetic control products, which may make homeowners question their safety.
In addition, many mosquito-focused companies only offer mosquito treatments (and sometimes tick control). But Master Lawn offers additional outdoor services like lawn care and plant health care, and if you need work completed that is outside of the scope of these services, we also have a sister company, Michael Hatcher & Associates. This allows us to be a comprehensive outdoor solution for your property.
We know that mosquitoes are a major source of frustration and anguish for homeowners in Memphis, TN. These pests might have seemed difficult to get rid of in the past, but there are answers.
These are just a few tips to help get you started with effective mosquito control, but know that our blog is full of additional advice. At the end of the day, we want to be a helpful resource however we can.
Addressing standing water can help you to have more effective mosquito control.
There are so many DIY mosquito solutions out there that we often get a lot of questions about them. The truth is, we have yet to find a DIY mosquito solution that really works. We know these options seem appealing to save money, but when it comes to protecting your family we would not rely on them alone.
Some of the DIY solutions include mosquito repellent plants (like lavender and lemongrass), mosquito-repelling candles, and even mosquito traps. But none of these solutions are going to work like targeted applications of effective mosquito control products applied regularly by a professional.
While not exactly a mosquito treatment tip, we want to end by saying that your concerns over mosquitoes are legitimate. Mosquito-borne diseases are a real threat. These include Zika, Dengue, Malaria, and West Nile. In fact, there are at least 43 species of mosquitoes found to carry West Nile in the United States.
It’s worth being diligent about mosquito control so that you can rest assured your family is protected. Even if the mosquitoes on your property aren’t carrying dangerous diseases, they are a pest that you shouldn’t have to deal with when you’re trying to enjoy your yard.