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.

 

 

 

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Introducing…Casuwel brand premium outdoor furniture!

We are pleased to announce Outdoor Living Brands and Mosquito Squad are introducing a new furniture line –

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Casuwel features four collections of beautifully rich weaves, dozens of famous Sunbrella® fabrics, and stunning luminous accents. Delicately handcrafted to meet our exacting standards, Casuwel assures maximum longevity, performance, and comfort in the most demanding of outdoor climates.

If you’re interested in viewing furniture or placing an order, please contact  Mosquito Squad of Birmingham at 205-380-7755

Bermuda Collection

Crisp, clean, sweeping lines accentuate this charming rich collection, as welcome and refreshing as a fresh ocean breeze.

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Charleston Collection

As seen in and around the finest ocean side homes and cottages in the Carolinas, this cozy collection is as beautiful as it is comfortable.

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Fairmont Collection

Substantially proportioned for comfort and high style in a classic, time-honored attractive style.

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Metropolitan Collection

Our bestselling line, featuring perfectly paired suites for entertaining, conversation and dining, to complement an outdoor or indoor décor.

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Cushion Fabrics & Decorator Pillows

Our exclusive Casuwel furniture cushions and decorator pillows come in your choice of select Sunbrella® outdoor fabrics.  Decorator square pillows come in both 20-inch and 24-inch sizes.

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Outdoor Rugs

What better way to complete your outdoor décor than with the finest outdoor rugs available anywhere, in a host of colorful designs and the most requested sizes.

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Shade Umbrellas

Have it made in the shade with your choice of shape, style, and color with our wonderful assortment of 9-foot round, 11-foot round, rectangular and cantilever umbrellas to choose from.

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Luminous Accents

Our newest addition to the Casuwel line of outdoor furniture and accessories, these elegant, innovative, contemporary light forms will add just the right amount of ambient light for evening outdoor conversations.

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White Glove Delivery & Setup Service

Top notch delivery, unpacking, placement and packaging removal.

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If you’re interested in viewing furniture or placing an order, please contact  Mosquito Squad of Birmingham at 205-380-7755

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.

Next Week is National Mosquito Control Week – Are You Ready Birmingham?

As we begin National Mosquito Control Awareness Week next week, Mosquito Squad of Birmingham reminds residents to follow our 5 T’s to mosquito elimination in keeping your families safe from mosquito-borne illnesses. In addition, we’d like to add 2 more T’s to this formula to take our protection even further, worldwide in fact.

Dread CircleMosquito Squad of Birmingham encourages homeowners to get up close and personal in their yards to reduce and eliminate mosquito breeding by:

TIPPING.  Tip over anything that holds enough water for mosquitos to breed. That’s just a tiny teaspoon! Since mosquitos breed in standing water, the elimination of standing water decreases a mosquito’s breeding ground. Birdbaths, play sets with tire swings, tree houses, portable fireplaces and pits and catch basins to recycle water should all be checked regularly and water tipped.

TOSSING. Toss out grass clippings, leaves, firewood and piles of mulch.  By keeping a yard clean, homeowners can remove a major breeding area for both mosquitoes and ticks. More than 45 percent of Mosquito Squad customers said areas near foliage or woods bordering their property were the most troublesome spots in their yard. Yard debris, including leaves, small twigs and plants, can also accumulate underneath decks, in gutters and at roof lines.

TURNING. Walk your yard every few days and turn over items that could hold water and trash. Look for children’s portable sandboxes, slides or plastic toys; underneath and around downspouts; in plant saucers, empty pots, light fixtures and dog water bowls.

REMOVING TARPS.  Many homeowners have tarps or covers on firewood piles, portable fire places, recycling cans, boats, sports equipment and grills. If not stretched taut, they are holding water.

TAKING CARE. Home maintenance is important. Regularly clean out gutters and make sure the downspout is attached properly. Re-grade areas where water stands more than a few hours, and make sure that all fallen branches and hollow trees or logs are removed from the property. Check irrigation systems to ensure that they aren’t leaking and causing a breeding haven. Keep lawn height low and weed areas.

TEAMING UP. Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbors is a key component to mosquito, and tick, control. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and affect your property.

TREATING. Utilize our mosquito elimination barrier treatment around your home and yard. Using our barrier treatment reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on yourself and your family.              Malaria No More One Child at a Time

In addition to our mission to educate homeowners on mosquito control and make outdoor living more enjoyable, Mosquito Squad of Birmingham is urging the public to take both a local and global stance on mosquito control by donating $1 to Malaria No More. A $1 donation provides a life-saving test and treatment for a child in Africa. Donate at SwatMalaria.net

“As vector-borne illnesses including the new-to-U.S. Chikungunya virus and West Nile Virus continue to capture headlines nationwide, concerns about mosquito control remain high,” said Matthew Lange, owner. “We’re urging the public to get involved both locally and globally in the war against mosquitoes and the illnesses they carry. By being proactive, homeowners can take control of their yards and their health, as well as help those facing the life threatening challenge of malaria on a daily basis.”

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham has taken an active part in fighting Malaria worldwide by donating hundreds of dollars in the last few seasons.  This money is used to provide life-saving mosquito nets to protect children in Africa against the disease. Each treated net can protect up to two children as they sleep at night, when disease infested mosquitoes are most like to bite them. In honor of National Mosquito Control Week, help Mosquito Squad of Birmingham protect these children further by donating today.

Mosquitoes Don’t Stand a Chance with Birmingham’s Toughest Treatment

Birmingham is blooming. Azaleas, dogwoods and tulips are popping up all over town. Birmingham is also buzzing. Have you heard it yet? It not, you will soon. The buzzing is coming from the emerging mosquitoes all around town and it is only going to get worse the deeper we get into the summer.

Mosquitoes have plenty of places to breed this year with the soaking precipitation we recently had. They need this water to develop in their larval and pupal stages before they emerge as adults. The water is still out there in the woods, drainage ditches and possibly even your yard. Take a walk around to see if you have any leaf piles, grass clippings, kids toys, tarps that are loose or clogged gutters. Anything that can hold water can quickly become a breeding ground. It doesn’t have to be a puddle of water; mosquitoes can actually breed hundreds of eggs in the amount of water that fills a bottle top.

Besides tipping, tossing, turning, and securing your tarps, Mosquito Squad of Birmingham can treat your yard, eliminating those mosquitoes that find their way close to your home.

Our barrier spray is applied to the vegetation in your yard to eliminate mosquitoes.
Our barrier spray is applied to the vegetation in your yard to eliminate mosquitoes.

Our highly effective mosquito barrier spray is applied every 21-days to the vegetation in your yard. This is where adult mosquitoes rest during the day and feed on the plant juices. When a mosquito lands on the treated vegetation, they are eradicated on contact. Our barrier spray is a time-released product that stays highly effective for those 21-days. It also contains a bonding agent so it will not wash away with the rain. In addition to contact elimination, it creates a tough barrier around your property to keep additional mosquitoes                                                          from biting your family and laying hundreds of eggs.

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham makes it easy to protect your family all season long. All you have to do is give us a call today to sign up for our season long barrier spray protection. We will come to your home every 21-days to treat your yard. No additional phone calls are needed to schedule your next appointment and you don’t have to be home on your scheduled day. We also offer flexible payment plans. Starting early before mosquitoes become a problem is always best. If you don’t want to give mosquitoes a chance, give Mosquito Squad of Birmingham a call at 205-380-7755.

 

 

 

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham Wants You to Know That All Mosquito Protection is Not Created Equal

With the mosquito season gearing up quickly, there are many companies out there that may look the same but there are some big differences. It’s important to do your research to get the best mosquito protection for your Birmingham yard. Here are a few items you should keep in mind while researching any company specializing in mosquito control:

  • What type of products do they use? Some companies use the least expensive products available, and you will see that in the results. They typically last around 2 weeks. Mosquito Squad of Birmingham uses the best products available throughout the entire season. Our treatment includes a combination of up to 5 different products to effectively control the mosquito population at its highest rate.
  • How long does the treatment last? The cheaper products used by some companies will continue to provide moderate control for three weeks as long as it stays dry. If it does rain, their products are dramatically reduced. Mosquito Squad of Birmingham’s barrier spray is a time release formula, that is designed to last for 28 days. As long as it has 20 minutes to dry, it will not wash away with the rain and will remain very effective for 21-days, which is when we come back to apply another treatment.
  • Is their service backed by a guarantee? Mosquito Squad of Birmingham stands behind or 100% satisfaction guarantee in controlling mosquitoes in your treated yard. If you notice increased mosquito activity in between your treatments, give us a call and we’ll come back out. We will even make a personal visit to discuss any problem areas and answer any of your concerns.
  • Will your quoted price cover your entire yard or entire season? Some companies quote you the lowest price possible and increase that price after the first couple of sprays based on the size of your yard. Other companies will quote you for a partial season. Mosquito Squad of Birmingham will provide you an accurate quote based on your total acreage and it will cover the entire mosquito season.
  • What else make Mosquito Squad of Birmingham superior? Award winning customer service. We know that protecting your family and pets from mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry, is important for you. Locally we have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award 2 years in row. Nationally, the brand has been winning franchise awards for 11 years.

Besides these accolades, we make using Mosquito Squad of Birmingham as easy as possible. We can accommodate your schedule although you don’t have to be home when we spray. You are automatically scheduled for an additional treatment every 21-days, no need to call to set up future appointments. We also have flexible payment plans and many, many loyal customers.

 

I often say the best salesman is another satisfied customer. Referrals are a big part of our business which tells us that our clients are extremely happy with their mosquito protection. Here’s what some of our clients are saying:

That it actually works! Not to mention that everyone I have dealt with has been very kind, punctual and professional. This service is by far one of the most beneficial that we have ever purchased that actually improved our quality of life for our family at our home. Cynthia V.

I have shared with friends and neighbors. I feel better about my dogs’ health and my own without mosquitoes and bugs. The men are prompt and efficient and I always know when they are coming. Ann M.

Technicians are friendly, prompt and will come back if needed. We are able to enjoy sitting in our back yard year round without annoying mosquito bites or constantly using bug spray! This service is definitely worth the money and we will continue using them! Joan R.

It really works! Even with regular rain storms the system seems to keep those nasty black mosquitoes at bay. The company personnel were fast, non-intrusive and always left documentation of their visit. I have some neighbors’ who are not on the program and there is a huge difference between the number of mosquitoes in their yard and mine. A neighbor recommended it to me and I was very pleased with the results, especially since we enjoy sitting on the back patio and do not have a screened porch. Max B.

You come to my house, do the treatment and never intrude on my day. But the best thing is no MOSQUITOES!! Before I had this treatment started, I could not go onto my deck without fighting mosquitoes. Now I can spend time there, working on plants, cooking on my grill and never get bitten. Thank you!! Marlene C.

NO LONGER BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY THE MOSQUITOES: The fact that I’ve gone from several mosquito bites per day before I called you to one bite total in the 3 weeks since you treated our area is wonderful – I’m no longer a captive in my own home! Judy B.

We could go on all day about the superior products and services you’ll get from Mosquito Squad of Birmingham. If you’re ready for the best mosquito protection around, give us a call today. We can answer any additional questions you may have and give you a fast and accurate quote for the entire mosquito season.

 

The Lange Family
Mosquito Squad of Greater Birmingham
205-380-7755