What You Need To Know

Frequently Asked Questions

What is in your natural treatment?

The main two ingredients is garlic and water, but depending on the timing of the season and conditions of the property we may also use bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (BTI) during the larvae development, & vegetable oil as an adjuvant. 

Do you ever use pesticides?

Yes, in the most eco-friendly way possible.  We use a common-sense, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, which means chemical pesticides are only applied in a targeted manner using a hand pump sprayer vs. broadcast application. 

We pride ourselves on closely following The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks of Ontario (MCEP) recommendations, and believe that a carefully-conducted IPM approach can drastically reduce the need for chemicals, and chemical resistance.

Do your treatments kill mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects?

Yes & No.
Our natural treatment option repels mosquitoes & ticks, but our hybrid treatment option kills mosquitoes, ticks & some other beneficial insects on contact-only.  One of the way our hybrid option is eco-friendly is because we do not treat flowers and other insect food sources unless absolutely necessary.   

How often do you need to come?

If you want peak or seasonal coverage we like to come every 2-4 weeks for best results.  Mosquitoes and ticks are impossible to eradicate due to their life cycles.  Our goal is to reduce and control the populations to an acceptable level in the safest way possible.  Even companies that use heavy pesticides cannot kill off all insects, and will need to come regularly.

How do you apply the treatment?

We use backpack sprayers (powered and hand-pumped), and apply around your property, ensuring we tackle the most problematic places for mosquitoes & ticks.  This includes areas of standing water, dense vegetation, wood piles, low lying trees, shrubs, and mulch beds. 

How quickly can I get a quote?

Generally speaking, we can turn around a quote within the same business day, or at latest the next day.

If we have to assess your property in person, we’ll provide you with a quote within 24 hours of our visit.

How much will it cost to treat my property?

When you fill out our request form, we’ll gather as much information as possible about your outdoor space.  We’ll use software to determine the overall surface area and density of foliage.  

Our ‘sweet spot’ is properties that are 1/2 acre or less. 

We currently service the Whitby, Oshawa, Courtice, and Bowmanville areas.

Based on the above information, we’ll provide you with custom pricing to your property.  For packages, we offer more cost-effective pricing over a one-time treatment.

Do you offer group/neighbour discounts?

Yes – if you have neighbours that would like to get in on our services, please let us know or have them contact us directly, mentioning the referral.  We’ll do our best to arrange schedules and offer a competitive discount for multiple neighbouring properties.

The best part about multiple neighbours treating their properties is that everyone will reap the benefits of protection, as there will be an even larger barrier.

We also very much love referrals, so be sure to have your friends and family mention who referred them, so that we can follow-up.

Do I need to be home when the treatment is being applied?

No, you do not need to be home for us to perform our service. The customer experience is important to us though, so you will be communicated with every step of the way. 

You’ll receive an email before our visit, including tips for preparation, as well as a follow-up once we’ve completed the treatment. We may also include suggestions to help you naturally prevent mosquitoes & ticks on your property in between treatments.

Do you spray my lawn?

That depends on your property. Typically, mosquitoes & ticks do not nest or hide in short grass that gets lots of sun.  However, they will hide in grass that is tall, damp and shaded.

What if it doesn’t work? What is your refund policy?

No pest control company can guarantee results, as eradication of mosquitoes and ticks is impossible. However if you are not satisfied with the results after 1 treatment we will come and reapply for free.  If for some reason you are still not satisfied, we will refund you the remaining service.

What if it rains?

We try our best to be nimble with scheduling, but sometimes it rains.  If it rains heavily prior to your treatment date, we’ll likely need to reschedule.  If it’s a light rain, we should be good to go!

If it rains after applying the treatment, there should be no issue.  If we can get about 30-60 minutes of drying time, that will not affect the efficacy of the treatment.

How long after the treatment before I can go outside again?

We recommend waiting approximately 60 minutes to give the product time to dry before entering the treated area.

Do you treat other pests like ants, gnats, Gypsy moths etc?

We focus on mosquitoes and ticks primarily, but if you have other insect problems, please contact us and we can discuss further!

Do you employ only women / moms?

No.  We have both men & women technicians.  Just like Weed Man has women lawn care experts 🙂

If you are interested in opportunities with us, please reach out to start a conversation!  Email us at info@mosquitomom.com.


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