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4 Things to look for in a Mosquito Control Company

Posted by Pure Solutions on May 25, 2022 10:45:42 AM

Finding a professional mosquito control company near you is not hard. But finding one that understands your property's unique needs can be a challenge. Here is what to look for when selecting a mosquito control company. 

You’ve lathered up in mosquito repellents, you’ve tried removing all standing water around your home, you light citronella candles, and you even bought an expensive propane mosquito catcher…and yet you still have mosquitos...lots of them. Then it may be time to consider a professional mosquito spray service company. As mosquito (and tick) populations explode across New England, so has the rise of companies that offer services to kill these populations. But the level of service, the products, and the attention to detail varies widely from the larger, national corporate companies to the fly-by-night one-man operators and you need to make sure you engage with a reputable company you trust. 

“Mosquito Control Near Me” is one of the most commonly googled phrases in the industry. We understand why this is so common and yet this returns results based on location - not products, service, and professionalism. So before you go and just look for the company closest to you, read their reviews, ask for a reference, and make sure they are properly insured. Here are a few common things to look for when selecting a mosquito spray company. 

    • By now we are all accustomed to reading reviews before we buy something, this should be the standard also when hiring a service provider. By simply googling the mosquito control company's name you should be able to see their Google Business listing and any reviews associated with them. At this point, every reputable business that is offering a service like a mosquito control should have a website and some reviews. The more the better, and make sure to read a bunch before signing any contracts. Remember to “buy value, not price. Do not make a purchasing decision based solely on the lowest cost.”(pestworld.org)

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    • When selecting a mosquito spraying company the first interaction may be quick and easy but there is a lot you should make sure they offer:

      • How do they send estimates for recurring mosquito spray services? 
      • Do they allow online bill pay?
      • How do they communicate with you when they are coming to service?
      • Do they have office staff available during business hours? 
      • How are their mosquito technicians trained?
      • Are you locked into a contract? How long and what is the penalty if you cancel? 
      • Are they a national company that knows little about your community or are they more local and cares about the products they are spreading in your yard?
      • “As you contact and interview the companies, don't be afraid to ask questions. Educate yourself about the pest and your options for treatment.” (http://npic.orst.edu/pest/selectpco.html)
    • This is a big one because the mosquito control industry is filled with companies that spray harsh toxic chemicals on your property and indirectly into your community. Make sure you understand what chemical or natural solution is being applied to your lawn. Mosquito control companies can claim whatever they want so it is best to ask to see their products. 
    • At Pure Solutions, we have over a decade of experience applying our all-natural mosquito spray throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. It is proven, effective, and safe for use around children, pets, and the environment. 
    • Some general questions you may want to ask the courtesy of Penn State Extension are:
      • Are there effective control options besides pesticides? 
      • Do we need to use pesticides? If so, which ones and why?
      • Are some pesticides safer or more "environmentally friendly" than others yet still effective?
      • Are there any special precautions for children and pets for the treatment option chosen?
      • How long will it take to apply the treatment?
      • How soon can we use the area that was treated?
      • How long will the treatment continue to control the pest?
      • Will more treatments be needed, and if so, how often?
      • What results can we expect?
    • You wouldn’t hire an uninsured contractor to work on your house so why would you allow an uninsured mosquito control company to apply solutions around your home. Ask for proof of insurance and also take note of their equipment. An easy gauge of a mosquito control company's level of professionalism is how well they keep their equipment. 

“Ask to see a license or certification, a label for the insecticide being used, and protective gear. Professional companies should have all these things at the ready. In most states, they are legally required for any pest-control business. The license should be current, and the label should indicate which chemicals the company is using.” (Consumer Reports)

At Pure Solutions, we offer all-natural tick and mosquito control as well organic lawn services. Our mosquito treatments have been proven effective time and time again, without the use of harsh, toxic chemicals. If you are interested in learning more about our recurring mosquito spray service, give us a call or click below to submit your information today!

Topics: Mosquito Resources, Tick and Mosquito News, Mosquito Control