As pioneers in organic landscape care and maintenance, Minuteman Landscaping developed a natural solution to mosquito and tick control that offers your family a more effective and safe solution to these annoying insects.
”Help! I can’t use my backyard…”
This scenario isn’t hard to imagine. It’s summertime. The grill is heating up. Your lawn chair beckons. The children are running around the yard waiting for that hot dog. It’s dinner time and life in the backyard is good. Swat.
You shake your head, scratch your arm and go back to cooking hot dogs. Swat. Swat. Swat. Swat. Ouch.
Finally, indoor go the kids, indoor goes the hot dogs and slam goes the back door. Mosquitoes are everywhere.
Mosquitoes have been around for over 30 million years and have earned a reputation of being among the most dangerous insects on earth. The diseases they can spread include West Nile Virus, Lyme’s Disease and Encephalitis. The threat today is very real. Do we take our chances outdoors or do we use potentially dangerous chemical solutions? If only there was something that was effective against mosquito bites and yet safe to use and handle.
Our multi-step organic mosquito and tick control program is natural, safe and effective. The initial treatment begins by impacting the egg stages dramatically working to decrease the mosquito population in your yard. Following the Organic Mosquito Egg Eliminator treatment, we apply a Granular Mosquito Repellent which creates an invisible barrier keeping non-beneficial insects away from backyards, pools, patios and porches.
These treatments can be spread anywhere on your property from lawns to mulch beds and will not harm pets, people or vegetable gardens. While the number of applications will vary depending on property conditions and infestation levels, we initially recommend one application of the Egg Eliminator followed by three granular applications.
- Mosquitoes belong to the group of insects known as diptera or flies. In fact, mosquito means “little fly” in Spanish.
- Mosquitoes need water. The females of some species deposit eggs on moist surfaces including mud or fallen leaves that may be near water but are dry. Rain can then trigger the eggs to hatch into larvae. Other species deposit eggs in such places as ditches, street catch basins, tire tracks, streams, fields and excavation areas that can hold water.
- Only female mosquitoes bite. Females seek a blood meal for the protein necessary for the development of the eggs. Eggs are hatched after the blood meal and depending on her stamina and the weather, she may repeat this process many times without mating again. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar and live only a short time after mating.
- Winter survival is important. Most mosquitoes survive the winter in the egg stages. Eggs hatch when the water and weather warms.
- Mosquitoes can transmit diseases. Young adult female mosquitoes do not transmit diseases since they have not taken their first blood meal. Older females are more apt to pick up a disease organism after multiple blood meals.
There are several things you can do to help limit the mosquito habitat in your yard:
- Reduce the amount of standing water
- Dispose of unwanted tin cans and tires
- Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs
- Flush sump-pump pits weekly
- Stock ornamental pools with fish
- Change water in birdbaths and fountains at least twice a week
- Turn over unused wading pools and other containers that may collect rainwater.
Contact us to find out more about our organic mosquito and tick control programs. We guarantee you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your yard.