Stop the bite: Reclaim your outdoor living space
Are you one of those people that mosquitoes seem to love? Join the club. I’m often told mosquitoes love me because I’m so sweet. Well that’s nice, but it doesn’t make going outside enjoyable when you’re the hunted.
Mosquito Squad to the rescue! Ken Frost runs the Indianapolis franchise, an outstanding service award-winning company dedicated exclusively to controlling the annoying outdoor pests that transmit disease and ruin your backyard experience.
Generally a nuisance, mosquitoes and ticks can carry dangerous diseases including West Nile virus and Lyme disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 300,000 Americans have been infected with West Nile since it arrived in the U.S. in 1999. With the unusually hot and dry summer we’ve had, Indiana has seen three deaths this year from the virus, two in Marion County alone. Ken suggests simple steps to prevent mosquito-borne illness: use repellents containing DEET and wear long sleeves and pants.
Mosquito season typically lasts from April to October. After the first mosquito hatch in the spring, there is a new hatch with “a mosquito laying 300 eggs every 7-10 days,” Ken says. You do the math. This perpetual cycle lasts until temperatures start to drop in late October/early November.
Ken’s most popular service request is the Barrier Spray that protects your family and pets for 21 days. It eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on the property, killing them on contact as well as incoming mosquitoes that feed off the greenery. Mosquito Squad also offers an all-natural garlic-based spray that is applied every 14 days. “Mosquitoes are 10,000 times more sensitive to the smell of garlic than humans are, so this product acts as a repellent.”
Mosquito Squad also offers an Automatic Misting System that releases a 30-second spray two to four times a day, providing continuous mosquito control. Whether you prefer a repellent or pesticide, mosquito control is best left to a professional. A trained professional understands what it takes to do the job effectively while minimizing environmental impact.
Ken came to Mosquito Squad after 22 years in the corporate world. He wanted to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives and offer a unique service. “I’m very passionate about the business because it’s giving people protection from disease-carrying mosquitoes and various health issues. I want to help families enjoy their time outdoors and recoup the investment they’ve made in their properties. This service helps people improve their outdoor quality of life.”
For more information, visit the Mosquito Squad website, or get a free, no obligation consultation by calling (317) 771-6997.