Yard Spray:
Frequently Asked Questions

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How long will the sprays last and how effective are they?
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Yard sprays typically last on average between 21-28 days under normal conditions – we set up “Recurring Sprays” approximately every 3 weeks. The product is applied liberally and begins to work immediately – it kills all of the mosquitos that it hits. It leaves a residual effect that will continue to kill and repel mosquitos after the application — it will greatly reduce the mosquito population in that immediate area. If you are having a Party or Event, we recommend spraying one to two days prior to the event to get the most benefit. Every situation can be different, the environment and surroundings will vary with each yard and with each season. We always tell people that you may still see mosquitoes, but it would be considerably worse if you hadn’t gotten the spraying. Most people usually get the desired results, but since a mosquito can fly up to 1 ½ miles per day and since the yard is in “Open Air” with no invisible barrier stopping it, mosquitos can always fly easily where you are – even right after we have sprayed.

What if there is rain in the forecast or it rains after spraying?
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We proceed with spraying unless there is imminent rain. Imminent rain means that rain is on the radar and is headed your direction. So, we will always spray unless there is imminent rain, or you tell us differently. Prior to any rain, the spraying is extremely effective in eliminating mosquitos in your yard, if you receive significant rain with "run-off," what will be substantially affected will be the long-term repellency. Every situation is a little different and at certain times there may be a surge/peak of mosquito population (mosquitos lay eggs in the moisture and then hatch within 7-10 days) and to be able to control that, we may need to come out more often. For Yard Spray's, Industry Standard in Ideal Conditions is every 21 days. At certain times of the season, for customers to get the results they desire, will need to go on different schedule intervals, possibly every 2 weeks and in extreme cases every week. And as the mosquito population decreases, the customer can go back to the normal 21-day interval.

How long will it take for the spraying & what will be covered?
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Sprayings can tale anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes once the tech gets started. The blowers that the tech use, blow at over 200 mph, and are designed to move very quickly. The product is supposed to wet but not drip off. During the spray, the solution will kill all of the mosquitos that it hits and will leave a residual on the vegetation & covered areas to kill more mosquitos when they land there. The technicians are trained to spray the areas where mosquitos live and breed which is: All vegetation (on top of an underneath), avoiding flowering plants, and in all common areas such as decks, covered walkways, patio walls, patio columns, underneath patio/deck furniture, kid's play areas, etc.

Sometimes a client will state that they only want to spray in the areas where they typically hang-out - just around the pool, or just on the side back patio, not in the front - we are only in the backyard, etc. Mosquitos are everywhere and the technicians are trained to look for those areas where mosquitos live and breed. We can spray only the areas you designate, but please know doing so may not achieve the desired results.

When can we go outside?
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It is typically 30 minutes or as soon as the application has dried. Don't touch what is wet, just wait a bit for it to dry. Sometimes you will notice a pet bowl turned upside down, that is just a precautionary measure the technicians take - just flip it back over and refill.

Can we run our sprinkler system?
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We recommend keeping the sprinklers off as long as you can after the yard spray.

Is it safe for my family & pets?
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When the tech comes, they will be wearing a face mask & gloves, and likely be covered from head to toe. Please do not let this alarm you as this is a legal requirement of dress when applying chemicals. All of the products that we use are at the lowest labeling level of "Caution" and are not carcinogenic - labeling is as follows: 1. "Caution," 2. "Warning," 3. "Danger Poison." Interestingly enough, some of the stronger over the counter Deet products are at a "Warning" level label.

Do you have a Guarantee?
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We guarantee that we will show up when we say that we will. We guarantee to use the highest quality products on the market. We guarantee that we will use the strongest legal mixture allowable and that we will spray it as effectively as it can be sprayed. Ultimately, we want all of our customers to be happy, so if you do not get the results you want, please contact us so that we can work something out - either we can come back out to spray again or issue a refund. Something you might consider is a permanent system - Cost of a Base Model Package is *$2,875 plus tax. Includes a 55-gallon Drum machine (w/ agitation & leak detection), 25 nozzles & installation. The system can mist up to 24 times a day when it mists, eradicates everything in the area and repels from that point out. System also comes with a hand-held Remote for "On Demand" management - a permanent system is truly the best choice for long-term mosquito control.

*Pricing increases with additional areas covered and/or upgrading to a Tankless machine.

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