Cooler temperatures mean less mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and spiders. Right? Well….not exactly.

It is true, once the temperatures drop below 60 degrees, mosquitoes become lethargic and they typically aren’t a threat anymore.  But that doesn’t mean other insects still can’t pose a threat, especially ticks, fleas and spiders.   In the southern states it doesn’t stay very cold for very long, so as long as tick can find a host to feed from or a warm location to hide, the adult ticks will still be a threat even when temperatures hover around 45 degrees. Adult fleas will also stay active throughout most or all of the winter season. Only sustained cold (less than 30 degrees) and low humidity levels will kill off outdoor eggs, larvae, and adult fleas.  Spiders also are eating and starting to transition from outdoor insects to indoor insects, where they can find water and warmth.

So what does this mean for you?

It means the Mosquito Squad will still be available to help you rid your yard of ticks, fleas and spiders, into the Holidays and starting next year into early spring.  We can offer you competitive rates, including neighborhood discounts for a few of your friends or neighbors.  Also check out our website on tips to help keep your yard tick free. https://www.mosquitosquad.com/bugs-disease/ticks/

Please call us if you have any concerns or would like to talk to us about our fall tick, flea and spider services.

 

 

 

Thank you for a great 2014 season!

We would like to give a sincere THANK YOU to all of our customers, both old and new. We really enjoyed help keeping your family and pets from the annoyance and dangers of mosquitoes and ticks this past Summer. We will be in touch soon. Look for Early Bird specials in February and gift certificates at Christmas, for that hard to buy for person on your list. Thanks again!

Mosquitoes and Tick love the Fall weather too!

It’s getting cooler. The leaves are falling, it’s a great time to hunt, watch your favorite football team and before you know it the holidays will be here. This is also a great time to look through your yard and get your yard cleaned up to eliminate potential mosquito and tick breeding spots. Did you know there are some mosquito species and many mosquito eggs can survive during the winter? As soon as the spring rain comes, they hatch and are ready to bite!

Implementing the 5 T’s and/or the 6 C’s now, will let you have a worry free outdoor this next spring and summer.

The 5 T’s for mosquito control.

  1. TIP.

Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons or plastic       toys; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters,     and flat roofs.

  1. TOSS.

Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards. Also check your gutters and make sure they are      free of debris.

  1. TURN.

Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys.

  1. REMOVE TARPS

If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water.

  1. TREAT

When the spring comes, call us at Mosquito Squad and we will treat your property with our pantented mosquito barrier treatment that lasts for 21 days. Using a barrier mosquito treatment that kills mosquitoes and adult ticks at your home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. We guarantee an 85-90% reduction of mosquito population in your yard.

 Here is a few more tips that can help protect your family and pets from ticks too.

The 6 C’s of tick control

  1. CLEAR OUT DEBRIS

Debris often accumulates in moist shady areas where ticks thrive (they usually die in sunny dry areas).

  1. CLEAN.

Eliminate leaf litter (mulch or grass clippings piles and your rain gutters), brush off sidewalks and mow tall grass       to cut down on the places ticks can harbor.

  1. CHOOSE PLANTS THAT AREN’T ATTRACTIVE TO DEER.

In areas where deer are present this is very important because deer will carry ticks right into your yard.

  1. CHECK HIDING PLACES PERIODICALLY.

Ticks like to hide along the base of fences and brick walls.

  1. CARE FOR FAMILY PETS.

Ticks can easy hide in the fur of your pets. If your animals spend time in areas where ticks may be present, make       sure you apply a topical tick medication.

  1. CALL THE SQUAD. Mosquito Squad’s extensive tick control eliminates ticks before they can bite and danger your friends and family.

Birmingham’s Best Flea and Spider Control Keeps Pests Out of Your Yard

Isn’t it funny how quickly we forget about bugs and insects during the winter? Out of site, out of mind during those cooler months. As soon as the warmer spring temperatures arrive and we begin spending time in our yards, we are quickly reminded how pesky those insects can be as we begin scratching, swatting and squashing. That’s when the phone at Mosquito Squad of Birmingham begins ringing.

Mosquito Protection that's guaranteed!
Mosquito Protection that’s guaranteed!

We love hearing our customers singing the praises of our effective mosquito and tick control. Our barrier spray effectively eliminates up to 90% of mosquitoes and ticks on your treated property. The time-release formula binds to the vegetation in your yard to eradicate future mosquitoes and ticks that rest and feed on these plants and creates a virtual barrier around your property to keep additional mosquitoes and ticks away from your yard. The treatment lasts for 21 days, which is when we return to spray again.

Our customers often ask us if we can treat their yards for other pests as well. This year we are happy to tell them about our new Birmingham flea and spider control service. The flea and spider treatment can be added to our EPA registered barrier spray. In addition to spraying your vegetation, we will also spray around the structure of your home, your doors, windows and eaves to keep spiders and fleas from invading these areas.  The spray keeps flea eggs from hatching and spiders from building nests. And, since it is applied every 21 days along with our Birmingham mosquito and tick spray, not every 90 days like most pest control services, you’ll get complete protection all season long.

Wipe out spiders and fleas in your yard with Mosquito Squads barrier spray
Wipe out spiders and fleas in your yard with Mosquito Squads barrier spray

Birmingham’s flea control not only keeps your pets free from the painful bites and itches; it also keeps them safe from illnesses such as tapeworms, skin dermatitis and anemia. It’s important to stay current with your pets other flea and tick control measures in addition to using our effective flea control for your yard.

Our Birmingham spider treatment keeps the creepy crawly’s away from the structure of your home so they don’t have the opportunity to build nests and lay their eggs. With 34 species of spiders calling Birmingham home, it’s important to control them on the outside so they don’t get in.

As with our mosquito and tick treatment, once you sign up for the season, you are automatically scheduled for your treatments.  No additional phone calls are needed and you don’t have to be home when we apply our treatment.  Mosquito Squad of Birmingham will do all the work for you so have time to enjoy your yard pest free!  Give us a call today to get started with the best Birmingham mosquito, tick, flea and spider control service.  Matt & Marty Lange copy