3 Myths About Mosquito Control Debunked!

Myths About Mosquito Control

Being involved in the mosquito control industry, Mosquito Joe business owners recognize that there are common myths and concerns surrounding their business.  Experienced customers have a solid understanding of how it all works, but new customers, or those with no previous exposure to the mosquito control industry, are often wary about signing up for service.  Similarly, the questions our customers ask about mosquito control and those our future franchise owners ask are nearly identical.  Today we’re debunking three common myths surrounding our industry, so those using our services and those providing them in the future will have the right information to provide the best mosquito control experience.

MYTH 1: Mosquito control is dangerous to the health of my family, my pets, and my plants.

Our barrier spray services are designed to protect your property and those who use it against mosquitoes (two-legged, four-legged, or leafy).  Our technicians are trained and certified to provide mosquito control services in the safest way possible.  The spray we use to protect your property against mosquitoes is made of synthetic pyrethrins called pyrethroids, which are a natural byproduct of the Chrysanthemum flower.  These ingredients are probably present in things you use everyday such as household cleaners, pet shampoo, sprays, and lice shampoos.  The products themselves are water-based, mixed in water and will not harm plants.

We simply ask that everyone step inside while we’re treating your property, and wait 30 minutes for the product to dry.  After that short break, you can resume playtime outside!

For properties including ponds, vegetable gardens, flowers, or potted plants, we offer an all-natural treatment option.  This spray is a mixture of water and garlic (similar to that used in cooking), designed to be gentle on plants, aquatic life, and pollinators. While this is a great alternative to the synthetic treatment, the all-natural option needs to be applied every 14 days to maintain its effectiveness.  It also repels mosquitoes, as opposed to the synthetic treatment which eliminates them.

MYTH 2: Mosquito control should get rid of every mosquito on my property.

Unfortunately, no mosquito control solution can guarantee complete removal of mosquitoes; it is possible for some mosquitoes and larvae to survive treatment.  However, a regular, recurring mosquito control treatment regimen can provide a significant reduction, making your yard a noticeably more enjoyable place to hang out.  Our barrier spray treatments last for 21 days, at which time our technicians will return for another service to keep your yard protected.  One spray alone will reduce mosquitoes up to 70%.  After 3 sprays, that reduction rate increases to 90-95%.  Continuous service will increase and maintain this rate throughout the season, so that you can enjoy your yard all summer long.

MYTH 3: I don’t need additional mosquito control.  My city sprays the neighborhood when needed.

Our technicians provide a custom treatment for each individual situation, providing a much more effective result. They will walk your property each visit and treat it with a methodology specific to your yard.  A mosquito truck sprays a dense fog down your neighborhood street hoping to eradicate adult mosquitoes. However, their service can only reach mosquitoes in close proximity to the truck leaving many areas unprotected.

Believe it or not, mosquito season is right around the corner.  To avoid the smelly bug spray and citronella candles, contact your local Mosquito Joe for the best mosquito control services in the business!  They will be more than happy to answer your questions and help you enjoy being outside again.  And if you’re interested in learning more about becoming part of the MoJo team, check out our franchise information page to find out how you can get started!

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