Annoyed by bites and wary of diseases carried by mosquitoes and ticks, Mosquito Squad spritzes its signature barrier spray across more than 20 states. Technicians protect home acreage with an EPA-registered spray, which kills adult mosquitoes and ticks using synthetic chemicals that emulate a compound found in chrysanthemums. They take care to avoid blossoms and harming helpful bugs such as honeybees and sentient VW Beetles. As an alternative, staffers can spritz an all-natural spray, whose scent confuses and repels pests for about two weeks. Mosquito Squad can also equip yards with remote-controlled automatic misting systems, as well as spray lawns and municipal places before outdoor events.
Triad Pest Control’s technicians have protected homes from pests and rodents for more than 25 years. Wielding organic, green products, they work with clients to develop integrated pest-management solutions that can stave off myriad pests and creepy crawlies such as ants, spiders, crickets, fleas, earwigs, roaches, rats, and mice. Their services also extend to shield against yellow jackets, bees, and hornets, and their mosquito treatments help protect families from annoying mosquitos and their accompanying dangers, such as West Nile virus.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the technicians' slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
The uniformed crewmembers from Proformance Turf arrive at clients’ homes armed with clean, razor sharp equipment, ready to give landscapes a neat, well-kempt appearance. In business since 1988, the company relies on more than two decades of experience as they send out trained staff to treat lawns to services such as regular mowing, pruning of shrubs, and fertilization. Their time-earned expertise even extends to mosquito control and landscape lighting – particularly useful for spotting pets trying to sneak back into the yard after curfew.
Workers from General Pest Co. treat pest and wildlife problems with a constant eye for the means of least impact to both the critters and homeowners. Experts espouse low-impact techniques to tackle common bugs, calling on pesticides only when necessary and using no more chemicals than are required to wipe out damaging populations of bed bugs and termites. For furry invaders, they use only humane techniques to safely remove wildlife from homes and ensure they do not return before repairing damage to attics or insulation from the wildlife visitors. The staff often gets results from simple corrective measures such as carefully sealing up gaps and holes in homes' exteriors and asking visiting beekeepers to leave their briefcases outside.
Surprisingly, a mosquito's greatest fear likely isn't a lightning-fast swat—it's a chrysanthemum. Within the flower is a cocktail of compounds called pyrethrins, which have an insecticidal property when dried and crushed. Nowadays, pyrethrins are synthetically concocted for use in insect repellents, including those employed by Blue Ridge Mosquito Control, but they remain safe for the environment, humans, and pets. A fine mist of the solution keeps mosquitos away for 21 days, allowing homeowners to enjoy their lawns as nature intended: face down in the dirt.