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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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!

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham Eliminates the Maddening Web Spiders Create

carolina-wolf-spiderIn my humble opinion, there is nothing itsy bitsy about any kind of spider. Few insects are as creepy to me as spiders, especially when you are up close and personal with one. Alabama is home to 33 different species of spiders and while you may not be able to identify them all, several could very possibly make you shriek at the sight of them.

There’s more than one reason people do not want spiders around their homes. Some species of spiders can be very poisonous like the brown recluse, some are just downright ugly like the infamous wolf spider, and some are very frightening like the grey wall jumper, as they hop off walls during the day searching for their prey. No matter what type of spider you come in contact with, all are difficult to get rid of because of their territorial nature. And, poisonous or not, spiders can quickly take over your decks, porches and even interiors of your home in no time flat.

Garden_orbweaver_with_preyLuckily for you, Mosquito Squad of Birmingham can eliminate spiders around your home just as we do for mosquitoes and ticks. Since spiders have some of the same habits as the other pests we treat, Mosquito Squad of Birmingham’s special spider spray is effective at ridding them around your home. Our spider formula is added to our EPA registered barrier spray and applied around the outside of your home, concentrating on the foundation so spiders don’t have a chance to nest or breed or enter your home through door frame gaps, window frames, air vents or pipe runs.   Our effective barrier spray treatment is applied every 21 days, instantly eliminating spiders (and mosquitoes and ticks) on contact and continually protecting the area until its time for our next treatment.

Just as with mosquitoes and ticks, it is important to keep standing water out of your yard. Water is needed for breeding and water is often where bugs congregate, which is spiders main food source. Spiders will use these areas and the vegetation around the water to anchor their super sticky webs to capture their next meal.

Contact Mosquito Squad of Birmingham today to schedule your spider control program. Spiders will be eliminated immediately and will not return this season. That means no spiders to squash, no spider droppings to deal with and no sticky webs that require super quick ninja skills to get through. But mostly, it means peace of mind for you. Mosquito Squad of Birmingham can take care of your all your spider, mosquito, tick and flea problems this year with one simple phone call. And our service is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call us today for spider protection tomorrow. (205) 380-7755

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Matt & Marty Lange
Mosquito Squad of Birmingham
(205) 380-7755

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

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