With increasing concern about diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, we offer strategies to reduce the number of these insects in your yard, or during an outdoor event, such as a family picnic or a wedding.
Garlic Spray: Turn your yard, or the site of your next outdoor event, into a No-Fly Zone! We now offer application of Mosquito Barrier, a very strong liquid garlic made from garlic cloves that are much more potent than those found in grocery stores. Garlic has a natural sulfur which repels both mosquitoes and ticks. Spraying garlic to keep insects away is not something new; farmers and master gardeners have been doing it for many generations.
Mosquitoes are soft-bodied insects, so the garlic juice can be very toxic to them. The juice does not harm humans, pets or plants, but it can be deadly to mosquitoes and ticks. And the odor of garlic chases them away for as long as they can detect it. While the odor of sprayed garlic juice becomes undetectable to humans within minutes, mosquitoes and ticks detect odor many times better. So while you won’t smell the garlic, they can, and they will stay away from the sprayed area, in some cases for a month.
Mosquito Barrier works two ways: It kills adult mosquitoes and ticks, and the garlic coated grass or plants keep mosquitoes and ticks out of the area. One application can keep mosquitoes at bay for up to a month. More frequent spraying, every week or two, is required for tick control.
Planning an outdoor event? Let us know and we can give you a quote on a No-Fly Zone application.
Tick Tubes: Ticks carry Lyme disease and transmit it to humans, but ticks mostly pick up the disease from feeding on white-footed mice. Biodegradable Tick Tubes contain cotton treated with permethrin. The mice take the cotton back to their nests and the treated cotton kills the ticks feeding on the mice. Treating your yard with Tick Tubes can bring up to a 10-fold reduction of the risk of exposure to ticks.