We use a Synthetic blend of very strong liquid garlic made from very potent garlic cloves & a mild insecticide. The garlic used in our spraying is a very powerful variety which is much more potent than the garlic found in grocery stores (in fact, labs have referred to it as “super garlic”). Our formula contains garlic juice, however, the levels and amounts we use are completely safe for all pets and children. Since mosquitoes are soft-bodied insects the garlic juice can be very toxic to them in increased concentrations. The juice does not harm humans, pets or plants, but to mosquitoes it can be deadly. The odor of garlic chases them away for as long as they can detect the odor. The odor of sprayed garlic juice becomes undetectable to humans within minutes, but mosquitoes can detect odor as much as 10,000 times better than a human. So even though you can’t smell the garlic, they can and they will stay away from the sprayed area for up to 3 weeks.
If the mosquitoes aren’t in your yard, they can’t get into your house.
We also have an organic blend of Garlic, Cedar & Peppermint oils to treat mosquitos. Our product does not stop at mosquitoes alone, it also kills Gnats, Fleas, Ticks and Fire Ants along with many other soft bodied insects. Unlike harmful chemicals, our barrier is a natural insect repellent that doesn’t kill bees or butterflies and is completely safe for children, birds, dogs, cats and other pets. Generally, ten (10) applications are enough for the entire mosquito season.
Our treatment has a three-pronged attack:
(1) It kills the adult mosquitoes.
(2) The garlic coated plants keep mosquitoes out of the area.
It suffocates any mosquito larvae in standing water, such as puddles, under decks, water in tin cans or depressions in lawn, etc.
We Offer a “No Fly Zone” Guarantee to our monthly customers, you get billed monthly from April 1st to September 30th, and we come and spray your property automatically every 3 weeks to keep the mosquitoes from repopulation your yard.
LET'S MEET THE TIGER MOSQUITO
Summer is the time of year when Long Islanders are focusing on the traditional activities of summer, including an increase in time spent outdoors for everything from barbecues to hiking, to athletic events and days at the beach. Every summer, we receive thousands of calls about mosquito problems across Long Island neighborhoods. In recent years the mosquitoes were determined to be Tiger mosquitoes, often found in containers of water on or near residents’ property. The Tiger mosquito's larva can complete its development into an adult biting mosquito in as little as a tablespoon of water. Tiger mosquito's activity increased by 220% between 2010-2012 in Nassau and Suffolk counties, based on figures from both county health departments. Tiger mosquitoes are only active during daylight hours, but generally avoid open sunlight. This is a particular problem in neighborhoods that have a lot of shade where the mosquitoes usually inhabit the foliage of a bush or shrub, waiting for a person or animal to walk by. Unlike other mosquito species, they are more likely to bite a person on the ankles, and the back sides of arms and legs. Tiger mosquitoes are a potential health threat because they can transmit diseases that include West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.
OH, HELLO CULEX MOSQUITO
Culex mosquitos are painful and persistent biters, but prefer to attack at dusk and after dark, and readily enter dwellings for blood meals. Domestic and wild birds are preferred over man, cows, and horses. Culex mosquitoes are generally weak fliers and do not move far from home, although they have been known to fly up to two miles. Culex usually lives only a few weeks during the summer months. Those females, which emerge in late summer, search for sheltered areas where they “hibernate” until spring. Warm weather brings her out in search of water on which to lay her eggs. Reducing breeding sites of mosquitoes around your home will help protect your family from mosquito-borne diseases.