Mosquito Control Annandale
Annandale, Virginia is about fourteen miles south of Washington, DC and has a population of 41,008 (City-Data.com). The city center is unique because it serves as the unofficial Koreatown for the greater Washington DC area. There are a number of local shops and restaurants that cater to Koreans. However, it is well-known for quality Korean food, Korean bakeries and Korean barbecues. Many people throughout the DC area will travel to take advantage of the excellent cuisine available in Annandale.
Annandale is home to several different parks in the area including Wakefield Park, Canterbury Woods Park and the Hidden Oaks Nature Center. There are many other parks to visit. With several streams that run throughout the city, Annandale is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. The cool, mild winters and hot and humid summers also contribute to a burgeoning insect problem. At Mosquito Tek, we can eliminate any mosquitoes that may be in your backyard and allow you to enjoy time outside with your family again.
Eliminate Mosquitoes Where They BreedIn order to eliminate mosquitoes, you need to do more than spray for adult mosquitoes. At Mosquito Tek, we have a two-prong approach to help get your mosquito population under control. The first step is to address the issue where mosquitoes where they breed. We work to stop the larvae from developing into biting adults by treating the areas where they breed with larvicide. The first step is to eliminate any standing water that is on your property and to work to prevent any further water from collecting. Anywhere that there is natural standing water, we will apply a larvicide that will stop the larvae from developing into adults. This larvicide will not negatively impact other aquatic insects.
Conventional and Organic Mosquito TreatmentsAt Mosquito Tek, we offer two different treatment options. Our conventional treatments use the Talstar product line. This has one of the most effective mosquito knockdowns on the market and is effective for up to three weeks. Our organic option uses Essentria products. This treatment option is NOP compliant and is safe to use on your organic garden. It is a good option for public spaces, restaurant owners, and daycare centers. Each treatment is effective for up to two weeks.
Optional Flea and Tick Control UpgradeAs an added value, each of our mosquito treatments also offers an optional low cost flea and tick control treatment upgrade that you can add on which will also completely eliminate fleas and ticks as well as mosquitoes. Fleas can plague your animals and may move inside of your home. Ticks carry serious diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever. We understand that you want to keep your family and pets safe which is why we provide this offer of an additional layer of protection with each treatment.
At Mosquito Tek, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and exceptional value. We stand behind our work by offering two guarantees. The Satisfaction Guarantee means that if you see a mosquito in the first 48 hours after your treatment, that we will respray at no cost to you. The 100% Money Back Guarantee stands if you are not completely satisfied with our service. These two guarantees make us the best option for mosquito control in the Annandale area. We have been helping customers enjoy a mosquito-free yard since 2011. Each of our technicians undergo a thorough background check and rigorous training process. Call us to schedule an inspection by one of our well-trained technicians today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Mosquito Control Services
What happens at each treatment?
At each treatment our technicians will complete a four-step process. First, he will assess the property and identify the pests that need to be treated. Second, he will identify potential breeding areas, and empty any containers containing standing water. Third, he will apply larvicide to any areas of standing water. Fourth, he will spray the trees, bushes and turf to kill adult mosquitoes and to apply a barrier to stop new ones from entering your yard.
How can I know that I’m receiving the best service and price?
We will beat any competitors’ written estimates by 10%. Additionally, we have two guarantees the Product Guarantee and Service Guarantee. We will respray your yard if you see mosquitoes within two weeks of an organic treatment or three weeks of conventional treatment at no cost to you. Combine that with the full refund if you are not satisfied with the service that you receive, and you can see that we are your best choice for mosquito control treatments.
Will your products impact my family, pets or wildlife in the area?
Our products are completely safe for you, your family and your pets, as well as other wildlife. We do require that you and your pets remain inside during a treatment and for about an hour after the treatment. This will give the product time to dry completely before you resume your normal outdoor activities.
Do you offer organic or natural products?
We have an all-natural and organic option that will work well for up to 14 days. Essentria is NOP compliant and it does not have any aquatic setback. Our conventional product is also safe and will last for up to 21 days.
I am planning an outdoor wedding. Do you offer a one-time treatment option?
We have a special event, one-time treatment option that you can use for a wedding, a graduation party or corporate event. When planning your event, contact us and we will schedule a treatment two to three days before your event.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
There are steps that you can take in your yard to help reduce the number of mosquitoes that are currently plaguing your yard.
- Try new light bulbs: Mosquitoes and other insects are actually attracted to the specific frequencies that some light bulbs put out. Switching to LEDS or yellow bug lights can help stop mosquitoes from being attracted to your property.
- Keep your lawn short: Mosquitoes need a place to find harborage. Long grass, overgrown bushes and a lot of undergrowth are the perfect places. Keeping your lawn short, and the bushes trimmed will allow your yard to dry out more quickly and reduce the number of mosquitoes in it.
- Address standing water: Mosquitoes can breed in just a capful of water. They love old buckets or wheelbarrows filled with water, as well as old tires. Check your property for areas that may be collecting water and address them by cleaning up or filling in holes in the ground.
- Wear mosquito repellent: The final step to protect your family is to use an effective mosquito repellent each time you go outside. The CDC recommends using DEET since it will also protect against ticks and fleas.