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What is Organic Mosquito Control?

Buzzz. Swat. UGH! Nothing ruins an outdoor barbeque in Northern Michigan faster than a swarm of mosquitoes.

You want to be able to enjoy your time outdoors, especially in the beautiful summer months, but bug invasions can make it nearly impossible. Candles, bug spray, DIY mosquito control. You may have tried it all, but unfortunately, none of these methods fully solve the mosquito issue.

Many homeowners try to avoid hiring a company to spray for mosquitoes as they want to keep their property as natural as possible. Traditional mosquito control methods often involve chemical-laden solutions that can be harmful to the environment and our health.

Let’s explore a new option on the market, organic mosquito control. We will discuss why mosquito control is important and what we use for organic mosquito control.

Why Mosquito Control is Important

Mosquitoes aren’t only annoying uninvited backyard guests. They also can be dangerous as they carry a variety of nasty diseases. Diseases like West Nile and Zika are carried by mosquitoes. At best, their bites leave everyone scratching for days. Unfortunately, mosquitoes breed very quickly and are alive all summer long. Once temperatures reach over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, mosquitos are on the hunt.

Things You Can Do to Prevent Mosquitos

Other than paying for mosquito control, try these quick tips to help prevent or limit the growth of mosquito populations in your yard:

  • Move wood piles at least 20 feet away from your home
  • If you have gutters, be sure to clean them out every year. They can hold moisture, which attracts mosquitoes.
  • Eliminate any standing water to limit mosquito breeding.
  • Mow your grass regularly to keep down tall grasses.
lawn care expert trims grass

The Organic Mosquito Control Option

At Green Team, we use a professional grade product containing cedar oil for our organic mosquito treatment. It works by blocking the scent receptors of mosquitos and disrupting their whole system. Cedar oil itself is organic as it is directly from cedar wood trees and therefore completely harmless to people and pets. The key component responsible for its efficacy is cedrol, which makes it difficult for mosquitos to locate their prey.

This organic cedar oil mixture is sprayed everywhere on your property, including the perimeter and areas that have dense plantings. Since it is organic, it can safely be sprayed near play structures or places that you sit outdoors. Let’s look at a few of the positive elements of utilizing cedar oil for mosquito control:

  1. Non-Toxic and Environmentally Friendly: Cedar oil is a natural alternative to chemical mosquito repellants. It poses minimal risk to humans, pets, and beneficial insects, making it an eco-friendly option for mosquito control.
  2. Safe for Plants and Landscaping: Unlike some chemical pesticides, cedar oil won’t harm your plants or landscaping. It’s a gentle yet effective solution that allows you to maintain a lush and healthy outdoor environment.
  3. Long-Lasting Protection: Cedar oil provides long-lasting protection against mosquitoes when applied regularly. Unfortunately, it needs to be applied several more times than traditional mosquito control, however it does form a barrier that deters mosquitos from entering your outdoor space, giving you and your family peace of mind during summer evenings.
  4. Pleasant Aroma: In addition to its mosquito-repelling properties, cedar oil emits a pleasant and natural aroma. This makes it a welcome addition to your outdoor space.
  5. Attacks Other Bad Pests: Cedar Oil also controls fleas and ticks!
pest control expert sprays bushes for mosquitoes

Should You Hire a Professional to Spray for Mosquitoes or DIY?

If you spend any time researching organic options for mosquito control, you will likely come across several DIY options. Unfortunately, DIY mosquito control products, even those containing some level of cedar oil, haven’t proven very effective against mosquitoes. Professional-grade products typically contain higher-end ingredients, making them more potent and effective.

In addition, professionals that work for a pest control company have to be licensed to spray any form of chemicals on your property. This licensing means studying for and passing a difficult exam and completing continuing education every single year in order to keep licensure. This means professionals know where and how often to apply mosquito control to ensure effectiveness. Professionals have the right equipment, like a backpack mister with an option for fine mist, not just a spray bottle.

Spraying for mosquitoes using organic products requires both time and money, as you need to spray at least every 30 days to keep mosquito populations under control. While it may seem like trying the DIY approach will end up saving you money, in fact, it typically ends up costing you materials, equipment, time, and a subpar end result.

pest control expert shakes hands with homeowner

Selecting Organic Products for Mosquito Control

While cedar oil needs to be sprayed more frequently than traditional methods, embracing organic mosquito control is a proactive and environmentally conscious way to keep your outdoor space comfortable and safe. We offer both traditional and organic mosquito control options for your property so you can choose the option that aligns with your needs.

Want to get rid of mosquitos for good? Fill out our contact form to get on our roster and a member of the Green Team will reach out to you shortly.

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