Just the FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions and their answers.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mosquito Squad mosquito-control and tick-control services.
Can my children play in the yard during a Mosquito Squad treatment?
Under normal conditions, Mosquito Squad applications should dry in 30 minutes. When dry, there is negligible opportunity for the product to transfer to dry people or pets who brush against the vegetation. However, children and pets should be kept away during application and for the proceeding 30 minutes it takes for the treatment to dry. If wet spray comes in contact with the skin, wash it off immediately with soap and water. There should be no danger, but in some individuals a slight rash may occur.
How can the barrier spray continue to kill mosquitoes for 21 days?
Mosquitoes will feed on plant juices. When they attempt to feed on sprayed leaves, the residual from the spray will kill them.
Does the all-natural automatic misting spray kill mosquitoes and ticks?
Not necessarily. The all-natural product, is designed to repel rather than kill.
Will the smell of the all-natural spray repel me?
It shouldn’t. The odor of the all-natural spray is mild to the human nose and should be completely unnoticeable in 2 hours or less. However, if you choose to avoid the smell, you can program your automatic misting system so that it does not spray when you are outside.
Can I get the all-natural treatment as a barrier spray?
Yes, but since it is a repellent, we know that it must be applied every 14 days to remain most effective.
Who refills my automatic misting system?
You can contract with Mosquito Squad to service your system. You need never lift a finger.
Does Mosquito Squad provide any other treatments besides the sprays?
Yes. Recommended treatment will depend on the needs of you particular property. You may need a larvacide, tick tubes, or other preventive measures. Your Mosquito Squad representative will make specific recommendations. (Please note that different states have different rules regarding treatment and licensing, so it is impossible to provide specific answers via this worldwide website.)
Does Mosquito Squad service commercial accounts?
Definitely! We service restaurants with outdoor seating, parks, recreational facilities, and many other outdoor spaces. We are happy to serve businesses, organizations, municipalities and government agencies.
Will Mosquito Squad kill all the mosquitoes and ticks on my property?
No service can offer 100% protection from every mosquito and tick. As you might imagine, a mosquito from a neighboring property could wander into your yard and bite you before feeding on the treated foliage. However, you’ll find that the presence of mosquitoes and ticks is enormously reduced. And if you don’t, you can get a refund based on our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Will I know when Mosquito Squad is coming?
Yes. We alert you at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled treatment. That should allow you plenty of time to reschedule if it is not convenient.
Do I need to be home for the treatments?
No. And we’ll leave a notice so you know for certain that your service has been provided.
Can I just get a one-time treatment for a special outdoor party?
Yes. We have a special event spraying available for everything from a small birthday party to a huge wedding reception. Special event treatment is provided 24-48 hours before the event and will remain effective even if it rains.
Dread Skeeter is kind of cute. Is he based on a real person?
Dread Skeeter is not based on any single person. He is a representation of the passion we at Mosquito Squad all have for protecting our neighbors from the dangers and annoyance of disease-carrying, blood-sucking bugs.
You certainly have a lot of facts and statistics on your website. Where did you get them all?
As pest control professionals, we stay current on rules, regulations, and facts regarding insect life, diseases and control. The information on this website has been gathered from our professional experience and from credible sources such as state agricultural and health departments, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) www.cdc.gov and the National Institute of Health (NIH) www.nih.gov. However, much of the science on vector-borne disease and pest management is continually developing. There are contradictions from source to source and even within sources. We have made every effort to present what we believe to be the most current, most widely accepted facts–but, keep in mind that things change faster than we can update and conflicting scientific opinions exist.
Should I rely on the information on this site determine whether I have a vector-borne disease?
Definitely not. We do not purport to be a medical authority, nor do we claim to have complete lists of symptoms, diagnostic data or treatment information. You should contact a health care professional immediately if you suspect a vector-borne disease. Can you tell your doctor about the information herein that brought you to your suspicions? Definitely! Some health care professionals may not be well versed in vector-borne diseases and may benefit from the information.
Besides professional mosquito control treatments, are there steps I can take to protect my family from mosquitoes and ticks myself.
Yes! You can learn about them on our mosquito (3.1a) and tick (3.1b) pages as well as at www.CDC.gov.
Does it cost me anything to meet with a Mosquito Squad professional?
No! You can arrange for a free consultation and estimate with absolutely no obligation whatsoever.
Any parting information I should be aware of?
Yes. The very young and the elderly are especially susceptible to mosquito-borne and tick-borne disease. It is possible for a healthy adult to be bitten by an infected mosquito and exhibit no symptoms while, if that very same mosquito had bitten a baby instead, the baby could become dangerously ill. If there are mosquitoes present, immediately remove infants and seniors from the area.