Frequently Asked Questions About GTMO Mosquitos
Here are a few of commonly asked questions from our GTMO customers. If you’re new to using an outdoor mosquito control service, we’re sure you have a many of questions to ask our professionals. If you’d like to know anything not listed below, give us a call at (631) 864-5514.
A typical treatment will average about 15-30 minutes. Larger yards may take longer to treat. Each treatment lasts approximately 21 days, at which time our team will be scheduled to treat your yard again.
Spraying grass during a treatment will depend on the type of service you prefer. If you are only looking for mosquito control, then we generally do not treat the grass because mosquitoes don’t shelter there. Actually, we DO treat the grass on all our clients’ properties. Our goal in doing a pre-service walk of the property is to seek out the “hot spots” where mosquitoes will be loafing. The most common areas to find mosquitoes during the day include: the underside of the leaves of dense/shrubby plants, under decks, and in damp shady areas of the property. We do recommend that you keep your grass short during the mosquito season.
If you are looking for tick, flea, chigger and no-see-um prevention in addition to mosquito control, then we DO treat the grass. Many of these pests can live in both your grass and your landscaping.
In some cases, such as special events like weddings and large outdoor parties, we will spray the grass where your guests will be.
Our standard treatment primarily targets mosquitoes, but we also target fleas and ticks in the yard. Flies, gnats, chiggers, and no-see-ums are also affected, but the residual attribute of the product is not effective at long-term suppression of these insects.
We use two primary products in our mosquito treatment. Our main barrier spray products use synthetic forms of pyrethrins called pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are the natural byproduct of the Chrysanthemum flower. Synthetic pyrethroids have a similar chemical structure as the pyrethrins and are used in numerous commercial products such as household insecticides, pet shampoos and sprays, and even lice shampoos. The products themselves are water-based, mixed in water and will not harm plants.
We also use a natural Cedar and fermented soybean oil spray. We use this product around ponds, vegetable gardens, flowering shrubs and flowers so not to harm aquatic life and pollinators (e.g., bees).
All of our products are EPA-registered.
Absolutely. Specific options may vary by location but in general, we offer two options for customers who would like an all-natural solution. Our first option consists cedar and only repels mosquitoes; it does not eliminate them. The second option consists of a blend of essential oils and will eliminate mosquitoes on contact, but becomes a repellent once dry. Both of these all- natural services need to be applied more often to be effective, typically every 14 days. Please know that these solutions will leave either a strong garlic or mixture of essential oils odor in your yard for one to two hours after application.
No. As long as your gate is unlocked and your pets are inside, our technician can treat. Our trained professionals will obtain any information pertinent to your location (i.e. locked gate) when you sign up.
Your technician will leave a door hanger upon completion of your treatment so you will know your yard has been serviced. Information will include the date and time of service as well as any comments and helpful hints the technician may have to help you keep your yard as uninviting as possible for mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.