I don’t normally like math…

29 07 2010

Normally I try to avoid math as much as possible, because it is tedious and doesn’t seem that interesting.  Mosquito math, though, is actually quite eye catching, so I thought that I would share it with you the reproductive power of one female mosquito.
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Mosquitoes: Living it up in the heat

19 07 2010

As the seemingly hot month of June turned into the scorching heat of July, many people have declared that they have not seen as many mosquitoes.  You want to probably know why?  It is because people don’t want to spend time outside when it is 95 degrees in the shade.  So it is pretty simple, if you are not outside, then you are not likely to see mosquitoes.

The life cycle of many mosquitoes speeds up with hotter weather.

The fact of the matter is, though, that several species of mosquitoes actually breed faster when there is more heat, even if there is not as much water.  This means that there is a much greater mosquito population being born.  Like I just stated, this doesn’t bother most people now, since they are more likely to be in their air conditioning.  However, when it cools down in a few months (September and October) people will begin to brave going outdoors again for hamburgers on the grill, and what will they find – quite possibly a burgeoning mosquito population.

Bites will be coming fast and furious, because the mosquitoes in your yard have been multiplying like crazy while we have been indoors.  This is why I would possibly suggest trying to secure a solution for eliminating your mosquito problem before you actually want to enjoy your yard in order that you won’t be caught napping, because at a whopping 300 eggs per birth cycle your mosquito population is wide awake!

Marc LeDuc

But what about fire ants?

24 05 2010

As odd as it may sound to ask the guy spraying for mosquitos, this has been a common question that many of my customers have asked me about, so I did a little investigation both from the provider of our garlic product and through personal experimentation (which I am a big fan of since I tend to be a bit skeptical).  Both sources have led me to believe that our Mosquito Barrier product is quite effective at eliminating fire ants from your yard.

Fire ants are common pests to most lawns in the South

Here is a link to the write up that our product provider has about the use of Mosquito Barrier upon fire ants.

When I personally sprayed fire ant hills with my fogger or poured product directly onto the fire ant hills, the ants immediately became very agitated and poured out of the mounds.  Upon returning later to see if there were any remaining ants, I was not able to find any at all.

I know try to keep an eye out in the yards of my customers for ant hills as well, because I know that sometimes fire ants can be just as frustrating as mosquitos when it comes to enjoying being outside in one’s yard.

Marc LeDuc

We’ve Just Arrived!

3 05 2010

Mosquito Squad has just arrived in the Athens/Lake Oconee and Aiken/North Augusta areas.  You might have seen our truck or our signs around town and have been wondering what we are all about.

Mosquito Squad features an ALL NATURAL product that is made 99% out of garlic, whereas most of the other mosquito exterminators use chemicals to kill mosquitos.  Our product is completely safe for children and pets to be in the yard, and it only leaves a slight garlic smell for a couple of hours after application.

Our most popular option is a yearly barrier spray that kills mosquitos, gnats, ticks, and fleas on contact during application of the spray, and then it provides a barrier of two weeks that detracts future pests from wanting to enter your yard.  This barrier is created since insects have a sense of smell that is 10,000 times stronger than ours, and the garlic that is left on plants drives these pests to other yards.

Our yearly spray option involves us spraying your yard every two weeks to kill any new mosquitos and to maintain the barrier of previous sprays.  This option would include for 14 total sprays for only $795.

Call us now at 877-935-2847 to set up your first spray!  Our product is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, and we will give you a full refund if you don’t believe that the barrier spray is effective.

Marc LeDuc