Q: I’m hosting an outdoor event; can you perform a one-time mosquito treatment?
A: Yes! We can provide one-time treatment to keep the mosquitos at bay during your outdoor wedding, reception, party or other event.
Even for a one-time treatment, we take a full IPM approach for mosquito control. This means we will perform a thorough inspection of the event grounds, identify and eliminate any breeding sites and use all appropriate treatment options, which may include larvicide and/or adulticide application.
Q: What are the options for mosquito control around my house?
A: This depends on your particular situation. Using our unique integrated pest management model, we customize every service package to the particular needs of each home and business we treat.
The first two steps of our IPM approach are an interview with you and a complete inspection of your property. This helps us identify where the mosquitos are coming from and how we can best treat for them.
Because mosquitos breed in water, one of the first steps we take when combatting them is to eliminate as much standing or puddled water as possible. Typical areas include flowerpots and pans, buckets, trashcans and old tires.
When it comes to chemical treatments, we utilize two main types: adulticide and larvicide. As their names suggest, adulticide targets adult mosquitos while larvicide can help eliminate mosquito larvae before they hatch. Both of these treatments can be applied either as a liquid spray or through a fogger, and larvicide may be applied in pellet form as well.
Q: I have kids that play outside and pets that live or go outdoors; is the treatment harmful to them?
A: The ingredients in the mosquito treatments we use are very similar to the personal repellents you would buy at the store. When mixed and applied in accordance with the label instructions, these treatments present no harm to humans or animals.
When it comes to chemical treatments, we utilize two main types: adulticide and larvicide. As their names suggest, adulticide targets adult mosquitos while larvicide can help eliminate mosquito larvae before they hatch. Both of these treatments can be applied either as a liquid spray or through a fogger.
Q: How often will you treat my home for mosquitos?
A: The typical treatment period is once every 30 days for nine to 10 months out of the year; however, we can customize your service to fit your needs and budget.
Mosquito treatment is generally not needed during the colder months of January through March.
Q: The county/city provides mosquito treatment—why should I pay you for the same service?
A: The general fogging service provided by many municipalities is only capable of killing mosquitos that are in close proximity to the treatment area. With Peachtree, you will receive customized treatment for YOUR home and yard that targets mosquitos and their larvae.
Q: What can I do on my own to treat for mosquitos around my home or business?
A: The biggest thing home and business owners can do to prevent mosquitos is to eliminate as much stagnant water as possible from around their property. The most common areas include flowerpots, buckets, old tires and tire swings and any other artificial containers.
Other personal preventive measures include wearing long sleeves and pants while outdoors, minimizing outdoor time during the cooler parts of the morning and evening and using an insect repellant on exposed skin.
Q: Do I need to be home when you come by to treat for mosquitos?
A: Absolutely not! Although we will always confirm our appointment ahead of time, you do not need to be present for us to treat. As long as our technician can access all outdoor areas, we can treat the property.
Q: How will rain affect the treatment?
A: Once any applied treatment has dried, rain will have little impact on its effectiveness. The products we use have residual properties, which means that the rain won’t simply wash it all away. The product typically dries within 30-45 minutes of application.