Mosquitoes and Ticks Will Be Around Awhile Longer

Mosquitoes will remain active until temperatures drop consistently into the 50s at night.
Mosquitoes will remain active until temperatures drop consistently into the 50s at night.

For kids all over Birmingham, school is in session.  Leaving the freedom of the backyard and the community playgrounds, it’s back to books and the spirit of fall. Though the kids are gone from the backyard during the day, the season isn’t over for the pests that call your property home. Mosquitoes will remain active through September and even into October if fall is warm. Ticks actually have two peaks during their season. The first, consisting of nymph ticks, has already passed, but adult ticks will emerge in September and peak in October and November.

 

Both mosquito and tick activity depends on low temperatures. When nightly low temperatures drop consistently into the 50’s, you will begin to notice fewer and fewer mosquitoes. Ticks are more resilient and can be active anytime the temperature is above 45 degrees. While you will notice more ticks when the temperatures are warmer, adult ticks can even survive the winter by hibernating under fallen logs or thick leaf cover. Most adult mosquitoes will die off as temperatures drop, leaving their eggs and larvae to create next year’s population.

 

Ticks can be active any time the temperature is over 45 degrees.
Ticks can be active any time the temperature is over 45 degrees.

Mosquito and tick control remains important during late summer and early fall. Not only will it continue to protect you from painful and potentially disease-carrying bites, but it will also keep these populations down as we move into the colder months. This will mean fewer mosquito eggs and larvae and fewer ticks in all stages that can survive the winter. Mosquito and tick control now not only impacts the quality of your outdoor time during late summer and early fall. It can also impact these populations next spring and summer.

 

So be sure to put mosquito and tick control on your Fall plans. Grilling out for the big game? Got a fall wedding or birthday party? It will be more enjoyable and safer, when your yard is protected by the Squad. So contact Mosquito Squad of Birmingham today. We are running a special for the remainder of the season. You can get $25 off your mosquito and tick treatments. Call us today for bite-free, outdoor fun during the rest of summer and fall.

 

 

The Lange Family
Mosquito Squad of Birmingham
(205) 380-7755

Mosquito Transmitted West Nile Virus is popping up in the Southeast.

Mosquitoes transmit diseases through a single bite.
Mosquitoes transmit diseases through a single bite.

Living in Birmingham, you probably know about West Nile virus and how it is transmitted from mosquitoes to humans through a single bite. You may even know someone who has contracted West Nile virus and may have heard there is already confirmed activity of it in the Southeast this year. Unfortunately, West Nile virus is not the only mosquito-borne disease we need to be aware of this year. There is Chikungunya, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)  and a few others that have been found in Alabama in the last few years.

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

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham is keeping an eye on the virus cases and research in an effort to help keep our residents safe. In addition to gaining knowledge about the viruses, we urge you to take mosquito control and protection in your yard seriously. Although no cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed yet in the Birmingham area this year, there are confirmed cases of West Nile in Texas and Oklahoma and it will eventually make it to Alabama like it has in years past. These viruses can be controlled in your yard with Mosquito Squad of Birmingham’s highly effective Mosquito Barrier Protection plan. Our mosquito barrier treatment is applied to your foliage every 21 days to eliminate mosquitoes on contact. Because of the formulation of our product, it adheres to the leaves on your trees and bushes and will not wash away with the rain. Additionally, it creates a barrier around your property to keep additional mosquitoes away so they can’t breed additional generations within your yard. With our season long program, we return every 21 days to apply another treatment for continuous mosquito control.

Let’s work together to keep West Nile virus out of Birmingham by practicing effective mosquito control and prevention. Matt & Marty Lange copyOne call will provide you and your family the protection you need this summer from mosquitoes and the increasing number of diseases they can transmit.

 

Call now to sign up and Mosquito Squad of Birmingham will keep you protected all season long. (205) 380-7755

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham Protecting Against Mosquitoes in Birmingham and in Africa

Chris Grandpre, CEO, installs mosquito nets in Africa.
Chris Grandpre, CEO, installs mosquito nets in Africa.

Mosquito Squad has always been a strong supporter of fighting Malaria in foreign countries and just recently, the Chairman and CEO of Mosquito Squad, Chris Grandpre, visited Africa along with a handful of others from Malaria No More. Chris wrote about his trip to Kenya and installing treated bed nets in several villages to prevent Malaria in the area. Insecticide treated bed nets protect up to two children, while they sleep at night; against mosquitoes and the deadly disease they transmit.

 

While Malaria was eradicated in the United States over 60 years ago, it is still a present danger in other areas of the world, specifically Africa. In fact, every 60 seconds a child dies of Malaria in Africa. That’s more than 1,300 children that lose their lives from a single mosquito bite every day. Mosquito Squad has teamed up with Malaria No More to help stop these unnecessary deaths. An initiative called the Power of One has been supported by Mosquito Squad to help end malaria deaths. The Power of One is simple: $1 provides medication to save one child at a time. It’s difficult to comprehend that $1 can save a life but that is the reality and you can participate in the Power of One campaign by visiting Malaria No More’s website.

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 While Malaria is not a threat in here in the United States anymore, several other mosquito-borne illnesses are. Mosquito Squad of Birmingham works every day to fight the bite of mosquitoes. Our highly effective barrier spray eliminates mosquitoes on contact and continues to work for 21 days, protecting you and your family from viruses such as West Nile, Chikungunya, EEE and a handful of others. While most mosquito-borne viruses found here in the greater Birmingham area are not fatal, they can cause lasting and debilitating effects.

 

With mosquitoes season still at its peak, now is the time to protect your family from these pests and the illnesses they can transmit. Call Mosquito Squad of Birmingham today to sign up for our barrier spray treatment. You’ll be able to enjoy the cooler Matt & Marty Lange copyfall nights outside without the threat of painful mosquito bites and potential diseases they can give you.

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

Chikungunya Vaccine Showing Promise in Initial Stages

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham eliminates mosquitoes that can transmit diseases.
Mosquito Squad of Birmingham eliminates mosquitoes that can transmit diseases.

An experimental vaccine for the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya looks to be very promising in the initial testing phases. Chikungunya, as you probably know from reading our blog, was brought back to the States by residents traveling to the Caribbean and other countries where it was prevalent. Although the same types of mosquitoes that transmit the virus were here in the States, at the beginning of the summer they had not begun transmission. That changed several weeks ago with the confirmation of the disease in mosquito samples and four people contracting the virus who had not traveled outside the United States.

 

While mosquitoes are now carrying the virus in the United States, researchers have quickly begun the development of a vaccine that could protect people from this particular illness. The first human trial showed promise in protecting people from Chikungunya. The next step is to test the vaccine in more people and various age groups. Although the illness does not discriminate, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are more at risk.

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about the vaccine in this video from CBSNews

While the news is positive, it will still take an additional 5 years of testing before the vaccine would be available to the public. And, remember, this is just one of about 550 different mosquito-borne viruses that could be transmitted. Fortunately, not all of those viruses are in our area but West Nile virus and others are which makes it important to prevent mosquito bites when you are outside. That’s where Mosquito Squad of Birmingham comes in. Our mosquito barrier spray eliminates up to 90% of mosquitoes – and ticks – on contact and continues eliminating for 21 days. At that point, we return for another treatment so End of Summer Special Sprayyour protection against mosquitoes is continuous. And, if you call right now, we are offering a summer protection special of 2 sprays for only $125. That will provide continuous protection for the remainder of the season so you and your family can enjoy the last of the summer nights in your yard without the threat of mosquitoes and the viruses they can transmit.

 

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham is the areas best mosquito protection. Give us a call today to sign up for the remainder of the season. (205) 380-7755.Mosquito Squad of Birmingham with Dread Skeeter

Matt & Marty Lange, Owners
Mosquito Squad of Birmingham
email: birmingham.south@mosquitosquad.com

Mosquito Viruses in the Birmingham Area – Let Mosquito Squad of Birmingham Keep You Safe

If you’ve been reading our blog you know that Chikungunya is not related to chickens at all but a rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus that is new to the United States. The virus was brought back to the States by vacationers to the Caribbean and other exotic destinations where it has been spreading rapidly.

Mosquitoes transmit diseases through a single bite.
Mosquitoes transmit diseases through a single bite.

 

Last week the 5th case of Chikungunya was confirmed in Alabama and specifically right here in Jefferson County. At the time, Birmingham residents were still safe from local transmission because there was no evidence of mosquitoes in the states carrying the virus. But just this week two cases of local transmission were confirmed in Florida, where Chikungunya was first found. Neither of these people had traveled to an area where they could have been bitten which means the experts concerns have now been realized and local transmission has begun. They knew the possibility existed because it is the day feeding Asian Tiger mosquito, which was brought to the U.S. in a shipment of tires in 1985, that can spread the disease by biting and infected person and transmitting it to others.

 

Since we know the virus in around our area, now it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and your family from the possible transmission of the disease. One bite is all it takes so let Mosquito Squad of Birmingham eliminate mosquitoes in your yard with our barrier spray treatment. Our mosquito barrier spray is applied every 21 days for continuous protection on the foliage in your yard. When mosquitoes land to feed on the plant juices or to rest, they are eliminated on contact. It also provides an effective barrier around your property to keep additional mosquitoes from entering. It is the most effective mosquito control for your yard.

Mosquitoes are eliminated on contact with our barrier spray.
Mosquitoes are eliminated on contact with our barrier spray.

 

Don’t take a chance with Chikungunya spreading so quickly and West Nile virus starting to make some headway as well. Both of these mosquito viruses can cause painful symptoms and both can be avoided by calling Mosquito Squad of Birmingham. One call to our office and we’ll get you on our schedule for our highly effective barrier spray treatment. You’ll be able to enjoy the rest of the summer mosquito free and stay safe from Chikungunya, West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

 

 

 

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

 

Birmingham Residents Say Mosquito Squad Really Works!

Protecting Birmingham residents against mosquitoes and ticks is our top priority. To make sure we’re providing the ultimate protection along with the ultimate service, Mosquito Squad of Birmingham utilizes a third party review system. The survey is simple and has only one question — how did it work? Birmingham area residents are confirming that our mosquito protection does work and they love the service. Read some of the reviews below. You can also read more reviews on our website.

 

It really works!!!! We can enjoy our yard without being eaten up. Bobby H., Bessemeer, AL

 

You make mosquitoes disappear! Chad B. Birmingham, AL

 

It works!!! Plain and simple!  Jennifer B., Birmingham, AL

 

It definitely works!! No Mosquitoes even with all the rain this spring and summer! Could not do without the service! Barbara W. McCalla, AL

 

The mosquito’s in my yard have been GREATLY reduced after using Mosquito Squad for the last couple of months.  They have been responsive to my scheduling requests and have been good to return calls or emails.  The technician is so very nice and seems willing to answer any questions I may have. I would recommend them highly to anyone experiencing mosquito problems! Karen S., Pelham, AL

 

Convenience, price, people, and professionalism.  Not to mention the product works wonderfully! Mark T., Helena, AL

 

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., Birmingham, AL

 

I have already recommended you to friends and neighbors.  I liked that my grandchildren played in my backyard without coming in covered by mosquito bites. Suzanne R., Birmingham, AL

 

It works!  We can enjoy our yard again. Henry M., Trussville, AL

 

We have really noticed a big difference in the number if flying pests, especially in the evening when they used to be really bad. The gentleman I spoke with to set up the service was very friendly and helpful. Elena M., Wilsonville, AL

 

Has worked great in our yard!  Randy G., Hoover, AL

 

THE COME, THEY SPRAY, THEY LEAVE AND TAKE AWAY ALL THE MOSQUITO. Harold F., Birmingham, AL

 

Reliable and effective! Vicki P., Indian Spring, AL

 

Matt & Marty Lange copyIf you want to join the hundreds of other Birmingham residents that are enjoying their yards mosquitoes and ticks free this summer, give us a call  • (205) 380-7755•  We look forward to providing the ultimate customer service to you!

 

 

 

 

 

Mosquito Squad Safety for Your Birmingham Family

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Here at Mosquito Squad of Birmingham we are often asked many of the same
questions about our products and services as it relates to mosquitoes, ticks and
other insects. We are happy to answer any questions our customers and
potential customer have because we are confident in our training, our technicians
and our products. In an effort to help answer some of those questions you may
have, we’ve created a list along with the answers for you.

How does your barrier spray treatment work?

Our trained technicians will walk your property on your first visit to identify areas
where pests are likely to be abundant. These include areas that hold stagnant
water including French drains, ponds, corrugated pipes, bird baths and flooded
areas that can be potential mosquito breeding sites. Then our technicians will
treat these areas to eliminate any existing larvae and prevent future larvae from
forming. The perimeter of your property will be treated next, creating an invisible
barrier around your yard to keep additional mosquitoes from entering. Finally,
treatment is applied to the underside of the vegetation to eradicate any adult
mosquitoes and ticks currently in your yard.

Not only does our barrier spray treatment work, we guarantee it! While no
service can offer 100 percent protection from every mosquito and tick you should
notice an enormous reduction of 85 – 90% in the mosquito and tick population in
your yard. If for any reason you are not satisfied, give us a call and we’ll make it
right.

Are there any specific areas that should be treated more or not at all?

Yes, Crepe Myrtle trees are specifically avoided to maintain a healthy
relationship between aphids and ants. Aphids produce honeydew on the tree as
a result of their feeding process. This by-product is a desirable source of food for
some insects, and their feeding keeps the tree from becoming covered in
honeydew, which would eventually mold over and kill the host tree.

Adversely, plants like kudzu or ivy are treated aggressively because of their thick
layers and curved leaves. This thick layering provides a well-insulated and
shady hideaway for pests and the curved leaves hold water and provide a place
for new mosquitoes to potentially breed.

Mosquito Squad is safe for children and pets
Is your barrier spray treatment safe around my kids and pets?

Yes, our products are used according to the label and are registered with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, which means the ingredients have been
scrutinized and tested for safety for consumer use.

We use only enough product to target a 2.5 milligram mosquito. Unlike
mammals, mosquitoes lack enzymes to break down the product, which means
we can use a very small amount strategically placed to achieve control of
nuisance pests.

Our class of products can be found in many household products like head
lice shampoos, pet flea collars and sprays, and many agricultural applications suchas standard treatments for fruit and ornamental plants.

Is your product safe around my fishpond?

Our technicians are trained to carefully treat around fishponds to provide
protection for your family without harming the investment you have made in your
pond and fish.
Does your treatment harm beneficial insects?

Some of our treatments can affect insects with similar habits in addition to the targets pests. For instance,
gnats, flies and fleas that are in direct contact with the spray during application
will be eliminated. However, care is taken to minimize damage to other insects.
For example, we avoid spraying blooming plants that attract honeybees.

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Is your barrier spray an organic product?

No, the product we use for our standard treatment is not organic, but we do offer a natural option. Our natural
option is garlic based and confuses and repels insects by using a scent that
insect find unattractive. In order for the natural treatment to remain effective, it
must occur every 14 days as opposed to the 21-day cycle of our traditional
solution.
Are Your Technicians trained?

Yes, extensively. Our technicians are trained in accordance with local and state requirements, but our in-house program
educates them on conditions and situations that are specific to mosquito and tick
breeding, lifecycle, habitats and how to effectively eliminate them. Plus, we are
fully licensed and insured and are happy to provide proof of either upon request.

Why do your technicians were a respirator, eye protection and long pants?

Simple! We take safety very seriously and we make every effort to provide the best protection for our employees by providing respirators and eye protection becausethey are directly exposed to our products five days a week for eight hours a day.

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Safety is a foremost concern of ours, not just in the way we apply our treatment but also in keeping you and your family safe from mosquitoes and ticks and the diseases they can spread. One call to Mosquito Squad of Birmingham can provide season long protection so you don’t have to worry about the questions above but instead enjoy the summer with your family. Your family’s safety is important to you and being a family business, protecting it is important to us.