One of our most popular services here at D.C Mosquito Squad is the application of a barrier spray which repels and kills mosquitoes for a period of 21 days. This service can offer you the peace and mind that you won’t be annoyed by pesky mosquitoes whilst enjoying the outdoors and that it will protect your family and pets from vector-borne diseases. No longer will you need to worry about your children playing outside in the grass and being covered in itchy bites!
How does the service work?
A trained professional will treat around your home and back yard in as little as 15 minutes. The mosquito control solution is sprayed from a backpack with precise application focusing on areas where mosquitoes and ticks are mostly likely to feed and breed. Garden beds with shrubs and plants are sprayed so as it leave a slight, unnoticeable residue on the foliage. This acts as a mosquito repellent for weeks as they attempt to feed off your greenery. The solution will coat the surface of any standing water to prevent oxygen from reaching the larvae, preventing the birth of new mosquitoes.
Once applied your property will be safe for your family and pets within 30 minutes of spraying. Once dried, the spray will leave no odour or visible residue, it will only be the mosquitoes that know the solution is there! And best yet, you don’t even have to be home during the service. The mosquito squad professional will leave a card to indicate the barrier spray has been applied. To ensure you don’t miss a week without the protection, we will remind you in advance when your next service should be.
How often do I need to need the barrier spray service?
For optimal results, D.C. Mosquito Squad recommend the barrier spray be reapplied after 21 days, depending on the weather conditions. If you elect to have a natural mosquito spray solution, we advise it be reapplied every 14 days as it is not as powerful or effective as synthetic applications.
Perhaps you only require a barrier spray treatment for a special outdoor party or event? D.C. Mosquito squad provide one off service to protect you and your guests from mosquitoes as well as a little extra protection against other biting, stinging insects. A representative can come and treat your yard 24-48 hours prior to the big day. This will remain effective for your event, even if it happens to rain.
Whilst at your property, our professionals can advise you on how to reduce the amount of mosquitoes and identify any potential breeding grounds around your home. Don’t let the pesky mosquito stop you and your family from enjoying days or evening’s outdoors, instead contact one of Mosquito Squad of Greater Washington DC‘s experts to discuss your mosquito control options further.