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Methuen mosquito control

With summer, some things just come come standard — hot weather, thunderstorms, fireworks, cookouts, and unfortunately, mosquitoes. These little bloodsuckers have been around for 201 million years, and the battle against them has been happening ever since humans existed.

When the CDC released its report in May 2018 that diseases from mosquitoes and ticks have more than tripled since 2004, a lot of people suddenly realized that mosquitoes were more than annoying bugs that ruined a backyard barbecue, they’re downright dangerous. While malaria has been eradicated in the United States for years, other mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus and Eastern Equine encephalitis are showing no signs of slowing down in their infection rates.

So what can we do? The City of Methuen does fall under the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control & Wetlands Management Project (NEMMC), but have you noticed that for all the Methuen mosquito control efforts that they do, you’re still getting bitten at home? That is because a municipal program is mainly concerned with controlling the mosquito population in a broad swath in public areas, such as wetlands and parks. The trucks that drive around at night and fog for mosquitoes are effective only as far as the fog can reach, which is usually no further than the end of your driveway. Plus, the formula that they use only knock down adult mosquitoes on contact, leaving every mosquito that wasn’t in their path alive and helping themselves to the tasty treats in your yard — you and your family.

Relying on a public program like the NEMMC is not a chance anybody wants to take to protect themselves and their loved ones from dangerous mosquito-borne illnesses. Mosquito Squad’s top priority is keeping you, your family, and anyone who comes to visit safe from these little monsters on your own property, so you can enjoy backyard barbecues and other outside time in the summer without being chased inside or worrying about possibly contracting a dangerous illness. Our barrier spray treatment is your best bet for Methuen mosquito control in your own yard, guaranteeing nearly 90% fewer mosquitoes for three weeks at a time or your money back.

For three weeks? How does Mosquito Squad’s Methuen mosquito control work?

It’s a question we get often. People are amazed that our barrier treatment is that effective and lasts that long, but we guarantee it. Here’s how it works:

When we arrive at your house, the first thing we do is get rid of any standing water and treat those areas with larvicide, which eliminates any larvae (mosquitos in younger life stages) and also kills mosquito eggs. Places like tarps with standing puddles, children’s toys that have collected rain, or even puddles in your yard are prime mosquito playgrounds for eggs to hatch and grow into adult mosquitoes. It only takes a tiny amount of water about the size of a thimble to host a batch of eggs, which are usually 300 or more, that will eventually multiply into billions of mosquitoes in your yard!

After our initial larviciding, we start distributing our EPA-registered barrier treatment at the perimeter of your yard, then work our way to the middle. Unlike other mosquito control companies, we don’t just “spot treat” areas of your yard — we get it all. That means we’re sure to apply our formula to trees, bushes, woodpiles, foliage and the undersides of leaves, and all other surfaces, even your lawn ornaments. (That cute garden gnome doesn’t mind, trust us. He’s happy to not have mosquitoes landing on him, too.) The only things we avoid are flowers and other things that attract bees.

Our Methuen mosquito control spray only takes about 30 minutes to dry, then you’re free to return to your yard. When dry, it is now a colorless and odorless barrier on everything it was sprayed upon. As a micro encapsulated solution, it works much like any extended-release prescription you might get — the active ingredients gradually work at a steady pace. So any new mosquitoes or other biting bugs that land on our formula for the next three weeks will be eliminated upon contact.

We offer seasonal plans so you don’t have to worry about rescheduling with us, which means more carefree time outside with family, doing things like having cookouts and playing fetch with your dog. It’s easy to forget the things, so we’ll always call a day in advance to remind you that we’re coming to treat you yard, but you don’t need to be home. We’ll leave a confirmation of service on your door.

Want or need something even heavier? Check out our automatic misting systems!

Sometimes customers come to us that have property that is a bit more mosquito-ridden than others, simply by its location or other characteristics. If you’ve got a house with waterfront property, live in an area “woodsier” than most, near a swamp, or have a barn, we highly recommend one of our automatic misting systems for the heaviest Methuen mosquito control you’ll be able to find. Or, maybe you just want control at the push of a button. That’s okay, too! Whatever your situation, these systems are custom designed and installed by our technicians on your property, then programmed to emit a mist of our barrier treatment formula at specific intervals for about 45 seconds at a time. They come with a remote control and an app so that you can even trigger the mist at your own discretion; you don’t even need to be home! And don’t worry — we make sure to strategically place the misters to be as inconspicuous as possible in your yard and “blend in” with the surroundings. The best part about our misting systems? Mosquito Squad takes care of all installation, spring setup, winterization, refills, and maintenance. It’s a true “set it and forget it” solution that is over 90% effective!

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We’re extremely confident in the effectiveness of our products and quality of our service, but if there’s any reason you’re not happy, please let us know. We’ll either give your property an additional treatment or offer your money back — no questions asked. (We’re in the business of repelling and eliminating bugs, not customers!) But we also know that smart consumers always do their research before choosing any company, so we encourage you to click the Google graphic on the right to read over 200 reviews from local homeowners who have used our services in the past.

Contact Mosquito Squad today to ensure your Methuen mosquito control protects you and your family at home, and keeps your summer enjoyable. Give us a call at 978-315-5811 or fill out the contact form on our home page and we’ll get in touch with you. We look forward to helping you fight the bite!



With Mosquito Squad, protection is guaranteed!

If you are not completely satisfied with your mosquito or tick control treatment, contact us within 21 days of that treatment for a re-spray at no additional charge, or a 100% refund of that treatment.

Keep your guests off the mosquito menu when you alert the SQUAD!

Do you have an outdoor party coming up? Maybe you’re planning a wedding, graduation party, or even a family reunion? No matter what the occasion, don’t overlook a small detail that can make a BIG difference — one of our special event mosquito treatments. Give us a call and let us know the when and where of your event (it doesn’t have to be your house) and we’ll schedule a time to come out to the site 24-72 hours in advance and treat the entire area with our barrier spray.

It usually only takes us about 20 minutes to apply (depending on the size of the site), and 30 minutes to dry, so we’re easy to schedule between caterers, tent setup, and any other party prep. With a Mosquito Squad special event service, your guests will be having fun and focusing on the memories being made, not swatting mosquitoes and getting eaten alive. If anyone crashes your party, they won’t be mosquitoes!

Looking for a “greener” alternative? No problem.

All of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registered, but we know that there are some people who prefer to go as all-natural as possible whenever necessary. That’s why we developed our all-natural barrier treatment which we mix in-house and is based on essential oils.

Rather than an eliminator, it’s a repellant that “chases” the bugs off your property. It’s not quite as effective as our traditional barrier spray, but it’s pretty close — most customers notice a reduction in yard pests by up to 80%. Also time-released, because of its botanical makeup it breaks down slightly faster, so we recommend reapplying our all-natural solution every two weeks instead of the traditional treatment’s three.

Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog

CDC info on Eastern Equine encephalitis
CDC info West Nile virus
City of Methuen
Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control & Wetlands Management Project (NEMMC)
TIME magazine article on CDC report

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