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It’s amazing to think that a creature as tiny as a mosquito can have such a big impact on your life. But if you have a property where the mosquitoes like to hang out (and in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH, and Northern Kentucky, that’s a lot of places), then you know that these pesky insects are a legitimate threat. Not only is getting bit annoying, but it puts you at risk for contracting one of the dangerous viruses that can be transmitted by mosquitoes.
That’s why you may want to hire a company that sprays for mosquitoes.
Of course, despite your concerns about mosquito danger, you might still have reservations about how safe mosquito spraying is. You likely have questions such as, what would make one mosquito control company safer than another? After all, you’ve probably found that lawn care and pest control companies package their spraying in different ways and you want to understand what’s best so that you can make a wise choice.
If you’re trying to find the safest choice for mosquito control, then you may have found yourself comparing companies. Mosquito Joe, Mosquito Squad, and Oasis Turf & Tree are the three big names you may have come across.
Of these, one of the big differences between them is the intervals of treatment that they utilize. You may be confused since different companies seem to have very different interval approaches, with some coming out as often as every 2 to 3 weeks. You might be wondering if you really need spraying that often or if you’re paying for more than you need.
To answer that, let’s break it down so that you understand what you’re getting. Receiving treatment services every 2 to 3 weeks would mean approximately 6 to 11 treatments between May and September, which is the mosquito season. This is undoubtedly a lot and you are right to question whether you really need that much.
At Oasis, our customers have seen success with our plan of 4 treatments throughout the mosquito season. Customers find it not only effective on mosquitoes but cost effective as well. Since 4 treatments will take care of most mosquitoes, anything more may simply be overkill.
When asking, “How safe is Mosquito Squad, Mosquito Joe, or Oasis?”, you might be wondering if intervals matter.
In our opinion, they do.
Generally speaking, mosquito control is safe. The products have been widely tested and used for decades. In fact, there are many household pest control products that you can pick up at the grocery store (and may have used to kill bugs inside your home) which are even more toxic than the products generally used outdoors for mosquito control.
But with that being said, you still don’t want to use more product than you need. You want a responsible mosquito control application that isn’t unnecessary overkill.
If you’re asking about how safe is mosquito spraying, you might be wondering what other precautions you can take to ensure that you’re receiving the safest and most responsible application possible.
Another big factor is the education and training that your mosquito control technician has. Having a well-trained professional on your property is another way that you can ensure that you’re receiving a safe application and that everything is being performed the way that it should.
Of course, not every mosquito control company is intensely focused on hiring great people. Some ways that you can tell if you’ve found a company that employs caring and well-trained technicians is if they are conscious about consumer education. You want to choose a company that really values homeowner education. When the mosquito control company works closely with you, you’ll feel more confident that they’re doing everything they can to get the job done right and to protect your wellbeing.
In terms of your peace of mind as it relates to safety, it also helps to hire a company that will go the extra mile. A company that does things like pick up dog toys and bowls, moves kids toys, or avoids spraying directly on swing sets is going that extra mile to absolutely ensure that you and your family is kept safe.
The bottom line? Mosquito spraying is really only unsafe if you’re a mosquito.
However, you can still take extra steps of precaution and feel even more confident by hiring a company that you know performs responsible applications and doesn’t put down product more often than is really necessary. By doing this, you’ll save money, too. After all, why should you pay for 10 or more applications when 4 will take care of exactly what you need?
At the end of the day, the truth is that being exposed to the risks that mosquitoes pose, such as transmitting deadly viruses, is a much greater concern than spraying for mosquitoes. If you truly want to protect your family, your best bet is to hire a mosquito control company that you feel you can trust to perform a responsible application. By making this wise choice, you’ll gain valuable peace of mind that you and your family are safe.
If you’d like to learn more about mosquito control for your Cincinnati, Dayton, OH, or Northern Kentucky home, call us at 513-697-9090 or get your quote online and help us find the program that is best for you, then sit back and relax (without the bites).
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