Mosquito Prevention Tips

If you want to prevent mosquitoes, there are a few steps that you can do on your own.

  • Keep Your Yard Neat
    Mosquitoes need to find shaded areas that are protected from the wind to rest. Keeping your lawn trimmed short will give mosquitoes fewer places to rest. Be sure to trim your trees and shrubs too. The more sun exposure in your yard the less hospitable it will be to mosquitoes and other insects.
  • Use Bug Lights
    Get rid of mosquitoes by keeping grass short

    Bugs are attracted to specific frequency of light. If you change your outdoor lights to LEDs or yellow bug lights, you will be less likely to attract bugs. Another option is to use sodium lamps.

  • Eliminate Standing Water
    Mosquitoes need standing water to breed, and they can breed in just a capful of water. Do a quick survey of your property and look for items that may be collecting water like old gardening tools, tires or plastic pools. You can also clean your gutters and regularly change the water in bird baths. You can drain any puddles and fill any holes in your yard.
  • Apply Mosquito Repellent:

    The CDC recommends using products that contain DEET to prevent mosquito bites. Another alternative is picaridin, which is a good alternative if you are not able to use the products with DEET, but you will need to apply it more frequently.

Taking these steps can help to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard, but they will not kill any mosquitoes that are already there. If you really want to eliminate all the mosquitoes in your yard, you need to schedule a professional yard treatment. Mosquito Tek can apply a treatment that will effectively eliminate the mosquitoes in your yard. The barrier spray will eliminate adult mosquitoes and stop new ones from getting in. The larvicide treatment will stop mosquitoes where they breed and prevent the eggs from maturing into adults. Contact mosquito Tek today so you can have a mosquito free yard.

Mosquito Tek Barrier + Plus Service = Get Rid of Mosquitoes

The first step is treating a pest is to identify it. With over 3000 different mosquito species, we can set up an effective treatment plan. Each of our Mosquito Yard Treatments includes these steps:

  • Identifying the Pest
  • Addressing Standing Water Issues
  • Applying Larvicide
  • Barrier Spray
  • Mosquito Free Living


Get Rid of Mosquitoes with a Conventional Treatment

  1. A 21-Day Mosquito Barrier Program
    21-Day Service Cycle, Full-Season 2018 Barrier Spray Programs
    Service starting the week of March 30th – 10 Treatments and Mosquito Free Living guaranteed throughout October.
  2. 9 Treatment Programs: 2018 Sample schedules include 4/6-9/21, 4/13-9/28, 4/20-10/5
  3. 8 Treatment Programs: 2018 Sample Schedules include 4/13-9/7, 4/20-9/14, 4/27-9/21
  4. More options available – All programs are custom built to fit the needs, budget and preferences of our clients

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Get Rid of Mosquitoes with an Organic Compliant Treatment

  1. A 14 or 21-Day Service Cycle: Full-Season 2018 Barrier Spray Programs start the week of March 30th. 10 – 14 Treatments and Mosquito Free Living guaranteed through October.
  2. 12-14 Treatment Programs: – Bi-Weekly, Organic Compliant or Conventional Products 2018 Sample schedules include 3/30-9/28 (14), 4/6-9/21 (13), 4/13-9/14 (12)
  3. 9 Treatment Program: 21-Day Cycle 2018 Sample schedules include 4/6-9/21, 4/13-9/28, 4/20-10/5
  4. More options available – All programs are custom built to fit the needs, budget and preferences of our clients


When you are planning a wedding, graduation or birthday party or any other special event, you can stop mosquitoes or other insects from spoiling it. Mosquito Tek’s Special Event Barrier Spray is a one-time treatment that can eliminate mosquitoes, no-see-ums, biting flies and other stinging insects for 2-3 weeks.

The special event barrier spray will provide additional protection to guarantee that your event is free of mosquitoes and other insects allowing your guests to enjoy themselves.

During the planning process, contact us and we will take care of the rest. Our technicians will coordinate with your rental company, caterer and venue to schedule the best time to apply the treatment. We will apply the treatment 48 to 72 hours before you event, based on the schedule of tent installations and any possible venue schedules. The barrier spray will be applied to selected venues, give you a mosquito free event. Guaranteed. .

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