Frequently asked questions

Is the treatment safe for kids and pets?

The barrier spray is a reproduction of an organic, environmentally safe and completely biodegradable substance which is derived from the extract of the African chrysanthemum flower. Our product is similar to the toxicity of a hair lice treatment and is EPA approved. As a safety precaution, please allow 30 minutes for the product to dry before allowing people and pets to enter the yard.

How long doest the application take?

Most applications take about 20 minutes but if you have a larger yard it may take a little longer.

Do I have to be home when the yard is treated?

Most of our clients prefer to have their yard sprayed while they are at work or out doing errands so they don't have any of their time taken up waiting for their yard to dry. If you have outside pets they need to be inside for the duration of the treatment and for 30-45 minutes afterwards. Once the yard is dry they can enjoy it again without worrying about those biting pests. We will notify you the day before so you will be aware of our visit.

How long does the treatment last?

The treament lasts for 21 days. Our product has an excellent residual effect that kills and repels mosquitoes for weeks at a time. We come out every 21 days and notify you the day before our technicians arrive so you and your family are always protected.

What if it rains?

Once the product has had time to dry, the treatment becomes water resistant so rain and watering shouldn't impact the effectiveness. Of course, the biggest indicator of whether the treatment has become ineffective is the presence of mosquitoes. Keep in mind we do guarantee our treatments for 21 days so if you are bothered by mosquitoes, let us know and we will apply a touch up treatment at no cost.

Does the treatment kill any other pests?

We only guarantee mosquitoes, but it is also effective at reducing the number of fleas and ticks in the yard. Flies and gnats are also affected. This treatment is not a long term solution for these insects.

Can my pets get diseases from mosquitoes?

Household pets are not completely immune to mosquito-borne disease. Heartworm, a very serious condition, is of foremost concern.
Heartworm is a severe and potentially fatal disease caused by parasitic worms that like to live in the heart and the arteries of the lungs of many types of mammals. Heartworms are a type of roundworm and pets of any age or breed are susceptible to infection. Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes that are infected with immature or “baby” heartworms when they bite an infected mammal and ingest its blood. The baby heartworms, called microfilaria, mature into larvae in the mosquito. When the mosquito bites another mammal, like a dog or cat, the larvae are left on the skin and migrate into their new home. They migrate through tissue, under the skin, and eventually enter the blood vessels, where they quickly take a ride to the arteries of the lung. It takes approximately 6 months for infective larvae to grow into mature heartworms and begin procreating. Adult heartworms can live 5—7 years in a dog and, unfortunately, they enjoy living in the pulmonary vessels of the heart, which can wreak excessive damage on a pet’s heart and lungs.

Do you offer an organic or all natural treatment option?

Yes. The residuals of this treatment are broken down a lot faster requiring application every 14 days to remain effective. It also leaves a Rosemary and Peppermint scent in your yard for about an hour after application.

Are your prices similar to competitors?

Our services are affordable to everyone while still maintaining our excellent service! We are family owned and operated and not part of a big franchise, helping us keep our operating expenses significantly lower than our competitors.

Will the treatment affect my swimming pool or fish pond?

Our products do not affect swimming pools but our technicians are trained to avoid contact with the pool water. Pyrethroids are toxic to fish. Our technicians are trained to avoid and treat around fish ponds in a manner that reduces drift and runoff into fish ponds while providing you with an effective barrier treatment.