Mosquito Control Dumfries
Dumfires is the oldest continuously charted township in Virginia. It is located not far from Washington D.C. which makes it a good place to buy a home and commute. Dumfries still has a small population of just 5,912 (City-Data.com). The town itself is small covering just over 1.6 miles. However, it was a significant port town for tobacco and you can still visit the Henderson House and Weems-Botts Museum which both focus on the time when Dumfries was the most prosperous.
Since Dumfries was founded as a port it would follow that there are a number of surrounding wetlands as well as the nearby Quantico Creek. These areas provide ample areas for mosquitoes to breed. The mosquitoes and other insects thrive in this type of climate. The weather is temperate with mildly cold winters and hot summer days. Add in the regular rainfall and you have the perfect haven for a thriving mosquito population. If you want to enjoy time in your yard, you can count on Mosquito Tek to help you eliminate mosquitoes through a mosquito control program.
Eliminate Mosquitoes Where they Breed
Mosquito Tek takes a two-fold approach to eliminating mosquitoes. First, we identify breeding areas and use larvicide to prevent the larvae from growing into adult mosquitoes. In addition, our technician will inspect your property to look for containers or debris that may be gathering water and empty it. Then we apply an effective spray treatment to wipe out all of the adult mosquitoes on your property. This will give you a mosquito free back yard.
Conventional and Organic Mosquito Treatments
At Mosquito Tek, we have two mosquito treatment options. We understand that each situation is unique, and you can talk to your technician about which option is best for you. Both are effective at eliminating mosquitoes.
- Some customers prefer the strong conventional mosquito spray that will last up to 21 days. We use Talstar, which is a full-strength insecticide. It has the best knockdown of mosquitoes on the market.
- The organic mosquito spray option uses Essentria, and it effectively eliminates mosquitoes for up to 14 days while still being safe for all of your plants and natural wildlife. This NOP compliant and it is safe to use on your organic garden or around outside seating areas at restaurants.
Affordable Flea and Tick Control Upgrade
As an added value to our customers, Mosquito Tek offers an affordable flea and tick control upgrade option as part of a mosquito control program. This additional benefit will keep you and your pets safe from the diseases that ticks and fleas carry. Fleas can make your animals miserable and spread diseases like Cat Scratch fever and tape worms. Ticks are also dangerous to people, transmitting diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. This added protection means you no longer need to apply bug spray when you spend time outside in your yard, and gives you added peace of mind.
Mosquito Tek is one of the best pest control companies in the Dumfries area. There are two guarantees that we offer with our mosquito control program. The Product guarantee means that we will come out to respray if you see even one mosquito in the first two days after treatment. The 100% Money Back Guarantee means that if you are not happy with your service, you can receive your money back. These guarantees make us the best choice for mosquito and pest control in Dumfries, Virginia. We have been serving customers since 2011 and we proudly stand behind our service. Stop worrying about mosquitoes and start enjoying your yard again. Contact Mosquito Tek today to set up your first treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions about our Mosquito Control Services
What does a complete treatment consist of?
Our technician will perform a four-step process for each treatment application:
- Examine and asses your property to identify problem areas and the insects we will be treating.
- Search for possibly breeding areas including standing water, streams, lakes and ponds.
- Apply larvicide to permanent water fixtures and empty standing water from containers.
- Spray the areas of your property where adult mosquitoes live including the bushes, trees and turf.
How do I know that I’m getting the best possible price?
We offer a 10% discount on any competitor’s written estimate. This means you will have the best price and service in the area.
How do I know I am choosing the company with the best products and service?
With our two Service guarantees, you will know that you will be completely satisfied with our treatment. The product guarantee means that we will respray at no cost to you if mosquitoes if you see mosquitoes within 3 weeks of the conventional treatment or 2 weeks of the organic treatment. The Service Guarantee will give you a full refund if you are not satisfied with the service you receive from Mosquito Tek.
How safe are your products for my family, pets and other animals?
During the application process, you, your family members and pets need to be indoors or cleared from the treatment area. After the treatment is completed, you need to let it dry. This takes about an hour for the conventional treatment and 30 minutes for the organic treatment.
Do you have all-natural or organic products that are safe for the environment?
Our organic products adhere to the National Organic Program guidelines, which means that they are environmentally safe.
Do you offer one-time treatments for my wedding or other special event?
Our special event one-time treatment is the perfect solution to keep your special event free from mosquitoes and other biting insects. When planning your event, contact us and we will work with your rental companies and caterer to schedule a time to apply the treatment 2-3 days before your event.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
Certain conditions tend to attract mosquitoes. If you are tired of having mosquitoes in your yard or you feel like mosquitoes are flocking to you constantly, there are steps that you can take to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard. Here are four mosquito control tips you can do to help control mosquitoes.
- Keep up with yard work
Mowing your lawn on a regular basis and regularly clearing out undergrowth while keeping your shrubs trimmed and neat will help your yard dry out and make it less attractive to mosquitoes.
- Use mosquito repellents
Finding the most effective mosquito repellents is important. The CDC recommends using DEET since it is very effective at preventing bites.
- Eliminate standing water
Mosquitoes can breed in the water left in a soda bottle lid. Eliminating standing water around your yard by tipping over flower pots and toys around your yard.
- Change your light bulbs
Yellow bug lights and LED bulbs attract fewer mosquitoes because they emit a different frequency of light.