Barrier sprays mosquito, tick and flea treatments work right away – and keep working for weeks.

When you partner with Mosquito Joe for tick and mosquito control, a certified, trained technician will treat your yard creating an effective barrier that eliminates biters for 21 days. Using a backpack sprayer designed for precise application, your technician targets shrubs and plants with a barrier spray that kills ticks and mosquitoes on contact and bonds to foliage, where it acts as a repellent for weeks to come. Within 30 minutes of application, your yard is ready for family and pets to come out and play.

Our technicians are trained to inspect the property for active larvae populations and treat them accordingly. During our first visit, our technician will walk with you to help identify potential mosquito and tick breeding grounds and offer recommendations for eliminating standing water or extra brush or wood piles. Our technicians are looking for hot spots each visit and will leave all relevant notes on the post-service door hanger at the end of each treatment. Every three weeks, our team will return to treat your yard.

All of the barrier treatment products we use are synthetic forms of pyrethrins called pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are insecticides that are derived from a naturally occurring compound called pyrethrum found in the chrysanthemum flower. Pyrethroids are used in numerous commercial products that consumers use to control insects such as household pets insecticides, pet shampoos and sprays, and even lice shampoos applied directly to the scalp. The standard barrier treatments will effectively break the breeding cycle of ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas as well as some flies.

We are easy to work with and will schedule all services at your convenience, whether you are at home or not. As long as your property is accessible, you can trust your technician to let you know your yard has been treated.

More Information about Tick and Flea Control:

Tick prevention for the dog days of summer.
Tick on a green leafTicks can carry the pathogens for ten human diseases and spread illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Anaplasmosis, which can cause fever, headache, chills, and muscle aches. Ticks are among the most efficient carriers of disease because they attach firmly when sucking blood, feed slowly and may go unnoticed for a considerable amount of time while feeding.

Pet owners and parents alike are concerned with tick prevention because a tick bite can have serious implications for children and pets. Five of the ten diseases ticks transmit to humans can be transmitted to pets. That is why keeping everyone (furry or not) around your household tick-free is important.

Ticks cannot jump or fly. They can only crawl. Ticks wait for host animals from the tips of grasses and shrubs. When brushed by a moving animal or person, they quickly let go of the vegetation and climb onto the host. To avoid this, use prevention methods to keep ticks out of your yard in the first place. Let Mosquito Joe spray your yard and set up a barrier for these intruders. Since our barrier sprays target shrubbery, we already zone in on where ticks live and wait for a host. Don’t let that host be you! Call us today for a free quote.

Give your yard and pets freedom from flea-dom.
Fleas in hair follicles on skinMost people know the common annoyances of fleas for cats, dogs, and sometimes even humans. Their bites are itchy, their saliva can be an allergen causing rashes, and they can cause skin problems when your cat or dog scratches incessantly. What many people don’t realize is that fleas actually carry diseases just like mosquitoes and ticks.

Fleas find hosts and those hosts are warm-blooded animals. Naturally they are usually dogs and cats, but they can also be opossums, rats, and other rodents. According to the ASPCA, since fleas can consume 15 times their own body weight in blood, they can cause anemia and a significant amount of blood loss over time. They can even cause tapeworm.

A female flea can lay 2,000 eggs, and fleas can bite up to 400 times a day so you should have a flea prevention plan in place to keep your home and pets protected. If you have pets, veterinarians recommend a monthly flea and tick preventative given once a month during all seasons. An important supplement to that is treating your yard to keep it flea-free. Our mosquito control services also kill and prevent fleas and ticks, so let Mosquito Joe be your first line of defense against these disease-carrying pests.

All of our services can be scheduled at your convenience, whether you are at home or not. As long as your property is accessible, you can trust your technician to let you know your yard has been treated. We pride ourselves on customer service and our job is not done until you’re happy and outside is fun again! To schedule your service or answer any questions, fill out the “request a quote” form or call us at 203-909-6881.