Mosquito Control and Prevention Services
For most people, the summer season means plenty of fun in the sun, a trip to the pool, and even a journey to the beach. Unfortunately, if you live in an area where mosquitoes are common, the summer might mean less fun and more time spent spraying repellents and scratching bug bites.
While mosquitoes can be annoying and potentially even dangerous, they can also be controlled with a little help from the professionals at TruGreen. Don’t suffer this summer season—learn more about the TruGreen difference and schedule your mosquito control and prevention appointment today.
How Does TruGreen Eliminate Mosquitoes?
TruGreen uses a targeted mosquito control treatment to prevent these annoying pests from making their way onto your lawn and to kill off mosquitoes that are already present. Here’s what you can expect when you choose TruGreen to provide your mosquito prevention and control services this season.
- Analysis of your property: TruGreen’s team prides themselves on providing an individualized approach to mosquito control. Your technician will first take a tour of your property’s exterior to locate areas where mosquitoes are most likely to be hiding to make recommendations on your treatment plan. Your technician will also provide you with a few tips that you can use to make your lawn less hospitable to mosquitoes in the future.
- Application of treatment: After creating a plan of action, your TruGreen technician will apply the company’s unique and innovative mosquito control barrier. This treatment uses targeted application to eliminate the areas where mosquitoes breed to provide your with a pest-free property. Most homeowners see a complete lack of mosquitoes in their lawn within 24 hours of their first treatment application. Best of all, TruGreen’s non-toxic formula is safe for children and pets—so you can continue using your lawn as you normally do, even on treatment days.
- Continuous monitoring: After your first application, TruGreen’s team will return to treat your property every month, ensuring that your family enjoys a continuous barrier of protection. You’ll receive a call 24 hours before each appointment, and our TruGreen’s professional team will continuously monitor your lawn and ensure that your treatments are effective.
- Enjoy a mosquito-free property: As the season continues, you’ll enjoy a summer without mosquitoes buzzing around your lawn. Thanks to TruGreen’s Mosquito-Free Guarantee, a technician will visit your property and reapply treatments between appointments as often as needed to ensure that you get the most out of your lawn.
TruGreen will also automatically renew your mosquito control services for next year unless you’d like to cancel your service. Automatic renewals make it easier for you to get the treatments that you need and it allows your technician to catch mosquitoes on your property before they become a hazard to your family.
Benefits of TruGreen’s Mosquito Treatments
With so many companies offering mosquito treatments, why should you turn to TruGreen? TruGreen’s mosquito treatments have been specially designed with the needs of homeowners in mind. Here are a few of the benefits you’ll receive when you choose TruGreen to tackle mosquitoes in your lawn this summer.
- Non-toxic treatments: When TruGreen sprays for mosquitoes, their team members understand that they’re also spraying an area where children and pets play. Unlike some competitors, TruGreen only uses non-toxic mosquito repellents and treatments to ensure that anyone enjoying your lawn doesn’t become sick or injured after you receive treatment.
- Fast results: While you can continue to spray yourself with personal repellents, these treatments don’t provide you with long-lasting relief against mosquitoes. TruGreen’s tried-and-true mosquito treatments provide homeowners with fast action against these annoying household pests. In most cases, you’ll find that your lawn is mosquito-free just 24 hours after you receive treatment.
- A free Healthy Lawn Analysis: In some cases, mosquitoes might be only a single symptom of a larger problem. TruGreen starts all of their new clients off with a custom Healthy Lawn Analysis that targets any underlying problems in your lawn. If you’ve been fighting against mosquitoes for years or you don’t have the quality lawn that you want, a Healthy Lawn Analysis can be the first step to getting back on the path to healthy grass.
- Professional administration: Homeowners know that they need to be picky about the technicians and service professionals they allow on their property. When you choose TruGreen, you can rest with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that only trained professionals will be working on your lawn—and that the job will be completed the right way.
- Healthy Lawn Guarantees: No one wants to pay for an incomplete treatment or a lawn care service that doesn’t give you the results that you want. With TruGreen, you won’t need to worry about wasting your money thanks to our Healthy Lawn Guarantee. If you aren’t completely satisfied with the results of your package, our technicians will return as many times as needed to make sure that you love your lawn.
- Quick and easy quotes: Hate being surprised by the cost of lawn care services? With TruGreen, you’ll never need to guess how much each treatment or service will cost you. Claim a free quote online or over the phone before you schedule your appointment and compare costs to make sure that you’re making the right choice.
With fast results, affordable services, and comprehensive lawn care packages, there’s little question why TruGreen is quickly becoming one of America’s favorite sources for mosquito control and prevention services.
Getting the Mosquito Control You Need
The start of the summer season doesn’t need to mean endless mosquito bites when you choose TruGreen as your mosquito prevention service. To learn more about how you can prevent mosquitoes from making their home on your property this summer or to schedule your appointment for service, give us a call today at 877-349-9084.
Why Are There Mosquitoes on My Property?
If you’re seeing an influx of mosquitoes in your yard this year, you’re probably already frustrated. There are many lawn features that might cause mosquitoes to migrate to your property.
- Standing water: Mosquitoes need standing water to lay their eggs. If you have any type of standing water on your property (including pet dishes, bird baths, and even small toys that can hold rainwater overnight) you’re more likely to deal with mosquitoes in your lawn.
- Flowers: Some types of mosquitoes feed on nectar as well as blood. This means that the more flowers you have on your property, the more likely mosquitoes are to pay you a visit.
- Tall grass: Tall grass provides mosquitoes with shelter and shade during the sweltering summer season. Cutting your grass a bit lower during the warmer months can help you fight back against these pests.
How Can I Protect Myself From Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes can be annoying and carry disease. Thankfully, there are a few steps that you can take to enjoy your lawn while also protecting yourself from mosquitoes.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts outdoors: Wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts makes it more difficult for mosquitoes to feed. This can reduce the possibility of being bitten or having a reaction.
- Stay in air-conditioned areas: If you’re dealing with a serious mosquito problem on your property, you might want to avoid spending too much time in your lawn. Instead, stay inside in air-conditioned areas as much as possible to limit the possibility of a bite.
- Use mosquito repellent: Over-the-counter mosquito repellents contain ingredients like DEET and eucalyptus that can help repel mosquitoes. Be sure to reapply these repellants frequently, especially if you’ll be spending lots of time outdoors. Only use mosquito repellents approved for direct skin contact by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Call for expert treatments: Professional lawn care companies like TruGreen offer long-lasting mosquito control and prevention services. These services create a mosquito-free barrier around your property, allowing you and your family to stay safe and protected without the hassle of wearing heavier clothing in the summer season or constantly reapplying mosquito repellents.
Are Mosquitoes Really Dangerous?
If you’ve ever had a mosquito buzzing in your face while trying to sunbathe or do some yard work, you’re already familiar with just how annoying these pests can be. However, what most homeowners don’t realize is that mosquitoes can also be dangerous—especially if you have children in your home.
When a mosquito bites you, it draws a small amount of blood from your body to feed. Mosquitoes’ saliva injects a protein when the pest feeds that prevents you from feeling pain at the feeding site, which is why most people don’t realize that they’ve been bitten until an itchy red bump forms on their arm a few days later. Mosquito bites can cause a variety of health problems, including:
- Itchy bumps: You’ll likely feel an itchy bump form on your body after a mosquito bite, as your skin responds to the proteins in the mosquito’s saliva. While most of these bumps go away after a few days, excessive scratching that draws blood may leave you open to other types of infections.
- Allergic reactions: Some people are allergic to the proteins found in mosquito saliva. If you or someone you know begins to develop swollen bumps or hives on their skin after being bitten by a mosquito, the cause is likely having an allergic reaction. In some rare cases, men and women who are severely allergic to mosquito bites may go into anaphylactic shock after being bitten. If this occurs, call for emergency medical services immediately.
- Viral infections: Mosquitoes are common carriers of some of the world’s most dangerous viral infections. From Malaria to the West Nile Virus, mosquitoes can transmit disease when they feed. Though most people assume that these diseases are only problems in developing nations, more and more cases are being seen throughout the United States.
As you can see, clearing mosquitoes out of your lawn doesn’t only make it more comfortable—it can also help protect you and your loved ones from negative reactions and even disease.