Here at Mosquito Squad of Delray Beach, our number one priority is our clients. We know your family, your pets, and your home are important to you… because those things are important to us, too! We are a family-owned business, and we live right here in Palm Beach County.
To help you make the right decision for you and your family, here are some of the most common questions we receive. Of course, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any question you have.
Yes it does, and we guarantee it. While no service can offer 100 percent protection from every mosquito, especially here in South Florida, you should notice an enormous reduction of about 90 percent in the mosquito population in your yard after the first few treatments.
During your first treatment, our technicians inspect your property and treat standing water, a potential mosquito breeding site, with a larvicide. This stops the life cycle of the mosquito at the larvae stage, so they cannot become adults. Then our technicians will treat the yard to eliminate any adult mosquitoes currently on your property. This also builds a barrier against any mosquitoes that enter your yard after treatment from other areas. A technician will then return to your property every few weeks to maintain the barrier.
Mosquito Squad’s trained technicians treat areas where mosquitoes feed and harbor. We treat the surfaces under the leaves of shrubbery, gardens, along fences, tall grasses, and low-hanging vegetation. Not only are our technicians trained in accordance with local and state requirements, but we have an in-house program that educates our team on conditions and situations that are specific to mosquito breeding. Due to this specific training, they are experts in mosquito control.
Each Mosquito Squad treatment lasts for a few weeks. Our technicians focus on the areas where mosquitoes feed, breed, and rest. When they attempt to rest on treated surfaces, the residual product of the treatment eliminates them.
Targeted surfaces are the underside of leaves and shaded areas; these tend to be protected from the rain. Additionally, once the product has dried, which typically takes about 30 minutes, rainwater does not easily wash away the product. During periods of continuous rain, we adjust our treatment schedule to come on another day.
Yes! Mosquitoes do not respect fences or property lines, but our treatment creates an invisible barrier around your property that eliminates mosquitoes that come into your property from other areas. Sometimes a mosquito might fly into your yard and bite you before feeding or resting on the treated surfaces. Other than that rare bite, you will find that the number of mosquitoes is greatly reduced. And of course, once they land on a treated surface, consider them toast!
All products used by Mosquito Squad are used according to the label and are registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We are licensed in Florida to properly use them. The class of products can be found in many household products like head lice shampoos, pet flea and tick treatments, and many agricultural applications such as standard treatments for fruit and ornamental plants.
No, the product that we use for our standard treatment is not “organic” because the term organic is not associated with these types of products by the USDA or FDA. However we do offer an all-natural option. Our all-natural option confuses and repels insects by using a scent that insects find unattractive. Fortunately, our noses are not quite as sensitive, so you will detect only a mild scent that dissipates within a few hours of application. In order for the natural treatment to remain effective, treatments are scheduled more frequently than the traditional product.
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. It only takes a particle to contact such a small organism on a targeted surface and have an acute affect. In comparison, a small pet is about 6 kilograms (that’s 6 million milligrams or 2.4 million times as big). All we ask is that the treatment dries. Once the product is dry, it does not rub or wipe off easily, so children and pets can continue playing as they would do normally, only without becoming a mosquito’s dinner.
When treating a yard, we ask that the homeowner, children and pets stay inside while we treat and for 30 minutes after the treatment is completed, which allows the product to dry. After that, you are free to enjoy your backyard and other outdoor living spaces. Quite frankly, it is no different from staying off of your lawn for a recommended period of time after a lawn treatment has been applied. We inform each homeowner of this recommendation prior to treating and if you are not home, we leave a notice alerting you to the time and date we sprayed.
All Mosquito Squad treatments are designed to be as gentle as possible on organisms other than the targeted pests. Our treatment is achieved with products frequently used in the agricultural industry. We recommend that you treat any vegetables or herbs from your garden like you would store bought ones by washing them prior to consumption. If you would like for your vegetable and herb garden to not be treated, our technicians will take extra care to ensure that it is not treated.
Yes! Mosquito Squad’s treatments can affect other pests in addition to mosquitoes. For instance ticks, gnats, flies, and fleas that are in direct contact with the spray during application, will be eliminated.
Some of Mosquito Squad’s treatments can harm aquatic life. Our Mosquito Squad technicians are trained to carefully treat around the pond to provide protection for your family without harming the investment you have made in your pond and fish.
Absolutely. We have procured all required licenses and any necessary insurance and are happy to provide proof of either upon request. Should you wish a information regarding our licenses or insurance, please telephone us at 561.500.7782 (SQUAD).
The investment for your mosquito protection will vary with the size of your property and the length of your treatment package. Because mosquitoes are active 12 months a year here in South Florida, combined with the fact that continuous treatment improves the results, we recommend an annual package.
No! We offer free estimates. Most can be done over the phone.
You bet! We service club houses, restaurants with outdoor seating, rental properties, nurseries, professional offices with lunch areas for employees, recreational facilities, and many other outdoor spaces. We are happy to serve businesses, home owner’s associations, organizations, municipalities, and government agencies.
Not to worry. We will alert you the day before a scheduled treatment, and again the morning of your treatment when we provide you with a 2-hour window of your service time.
Nope! However, if you have a dog, it will need to be away from the area to be treated, for our technician’s safety. Gates need to be unlocked so we have complete access to your property. We will leave a notice so you know that your service has been provided.
Your complete satisfaction is important to us. If you are not completely satisfied with your Mosquito Squad barrier spray, contact your Mosquito Squad office within 21 days of application for a re-spray at no additional charge or a refund of 100 percent of your application cost.