If you’re in need of a more continuous mosquito control option, or just want to keep all those small insects at bay, an automatic misting system may be perfect for your property.
- Automatically release a 30-second spray 2-4 times daily.
- Kill or repels mosquitoes and ticks in all treated areas.
- Helps reduce flies, ticks, fleas, gnats, midges and noseeum’s.
- Consist of inconspicuous nylon tubing that connects strategically placed, corrosion-resistant, nickel-plated, stainless-steel nozzles.
- Include a remote control allowing you to opt for additional or fewer sprays to suit your needs.
- Are automatically filled, serviced and winterized by Mosquito Squad so you never need to lift a finger.
These are great for around your deck, patio or pool. Also works well in horse barns to keep flies and these disease carrying mosquitoes away from your animal!
You control your Mosquito control!
Ever wonder how your pet could ever contract Heartworm? It’s those same mosquitoes that are buzzing around you when you are trying to relax on your deck in the evening. While they are a nuisance to you, they can be deadly to your pet.
“Approximately 25% of the 60 plus species of mosquitoes known in Michigan are capable of transmitting dog heartworms and these include many of the species that are major pests to humans”, says the Department of Ag in the state of Michigan.
Mosquitoes are also the transmitter of other viruses in our pets. They transmit these when they are taking the blood meal. Don’t get to worried about the next mosquito bite as it has to happen with their is a certain concentration in the blood to transmit the virus. Other diseases found in Michigan include: St. Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, California Encephalitis and most recently West Nile is showing up in Michigan.
Most of these cases are limited in Michigan, however, there are lots of ways to protect yourself and your pets. The most important is to keep standing water to a minimum on your property. This will limit the reproduction of mosquitoes. Remember a source as small as a water bottle cap can produce 300 mosquitoes in less than a week.
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and with how many calls we’ve been getting about ticks this month we wanted to share a little about staying safe and protected from ticks. We’ve made it easy with the 6 C’s for Tick & Lyme Disease Protection!
C #1: Clear Out. Reduce your tick exposure by clearing out areas where lawn and tree debris gathers. Ticks thrive in moist, shady areas and tend to die in sunny, dry areas. Locate compost piles away from play areas or high traffic. Separate them with wood chips or gravel. Don’t position playground equipment, decks and patios near treed areas.
C #2: Clean. Eliminate leaf litter and brush by cleaning it up around the house and lawn edges, mow tall grasses and keep your lawn short.
C #3: Choose Plants. Select plants and shrubs that are not attractive to deer and/or install physical barriers to keep deer out of your yard. Check with your favorite nursery to determine the best plant choices.
C #4: Check Hiding Places. Know tick hiding places and check them frequently. Fences, brick walls, and patio retaining walls are popular hiding places.
C #5: Care for family Pets. Fully pet your animals daily, this will help you find any ticks that have landed on them before they detach in your home. Family pets can suffer from tick-borne diseases and also carry infected ticks into the home. Talk to your vet about using tick collars and sprays. As with all pest control products, read and follow the directions.
C #6: Call the Pros. Mosquito Squad utilizes both the barrier spray that can kill live ticks on the spot as well as “tick tubes.” Strategically placed, “tick tubes” prompt field mice to incorporate tick-killing material in their bedding, effectively eliminateing hundreds of tick nymphs found in each mouse nest.