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Northborough MA mosquito control

Some things come standard with summertime. Hot weather, thunderstorms, cookouts, and unfortunately, mosquitoes. These little suckers have been around for 210 million years, and the battle against them has been happening since the dawn of mankind. Carriers of illnesses such as West Nile virus and more dangerous diseases such as Eastern Equine encephalitis, it’s no less comforting to know that the CDC reported in May 2018 that mosquito- and tick-borne diseases have more than tripled since 2004, and that rate has no sign of slowing down.

West Nile virus, the most common mosquito-borne disease in the United States, has been found in Northborough mosquitoes yet again this year and the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP), which covers the Town of Northborough, has begun spraying in areas which are suspected of higher risk. However, the CMMCP’s efforts are an uphill battle and are not very effective protection for homeowners in their Northborough MA mosquito control overall.

There are a couple reasons for this.

The first is that municipal projects like CMMCP only treat public areas such as swampy wetlands, parks, and roadways. While their fogging trucks go through your neighborhood at night, rarely does that fog that they use go further than the end of your driveway. Meaning, they can’t protect you in you own yard, which is basically a safe haven for the bugs beyond the fog’s reach.

Plus, while CMMCP does use larvicide in swampy areas to combat the growth of the young mosquito population, the most likely places those larvae are going to develop into grownup mosquitoes that are a danger to you isn’t those swamps — it’s your own property. Further, the fogging spray that they use only kills adult mosquitoes on contact. There are plenty of other mosquitoes elsewhere that the fog doesn’t get, who are happy to keep moving in and around once the fog settles, looking for their next meal.

Unlike the CMMCP’s treatment, Mosquito Squad’s barrier treatment spray is different. Yes, it also eliminates adult mosquitoes on contact, but it also keeps working for up to three weeks after application with up to 90% effectiveness.

For three weeks? How does Mosquito Squad’s Northborough MA mosquito control work, exactly?

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. This is similar to the CMMCP’s approach, but they do larviciding in marshy public areas. However, the places where larvae will grow into adult mosquitoes that will bite you aren’t the ones in public swamps, they’re the ones that were born and grew up in your yard. 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, which will eventually multiply into billions of mosquitoes in your yard!

After larviciding, we get to work treating the perimeter of your property with our EPA-registered barrier treatment spray, then work our way inward. This will eliminate bugs on contact, and then settle onto everything around it, drying in about 30 minutes. When dry, it creates a colorless, odorless fence or “barrier” against mosquitoes. Any mosquito that lands onto the residue will be eliminated shortly thereafter, for about three weeks. The secret to our barrier treatment is micro encapsulation, which makes it time-released in a similar fashion to any extended release prescription you may take. It is with this chemical property that Mosquito Squad is able to guarantee 90% effectiveness of your Northborough MA mosquito control for up to 21 days.

For continuous protection, we offer seasonal programs for uninterrupted, worry-free summers at home in your yard. We’ll always call a day in advance to remind you that we’re coming, but you don’t even need to be home when we treat. We’ll leave a confirmation of service on your door.

For the heaviest-hitting Northborough MA mosquito control, check out our misting systems

Sometimes people have special circumstances that would call for more than a standard barrier treatment. If you live in a particularly woodsy area, have waterfront property, or perhaps a farm with a bar, you might need heavier protection. Sometimes people just want more control over their outdoor pest problem. That’s OK. If any of these are the case, we highly recommend one of our automatic misting systems, where you power is in your hands. These systems are programmed to release our micro encapsulated formula at designated intervals for 300-45 seconds, plus you’ve got control to release it at any time with the press of a button via the included remote control and app. This tactic ensures over 90% mosquito reduction, and best of all — Mosquito Squad takes care of the installation, refills, maintenance, and even seasonal set-up and winterization. Installation is relatively easy for our technicians, and we make sure to place the misters in unnoticeable areas for aesthetic purposes. It’s a true “set it and forget it” solution for your Northborough mosquito control!

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We firmly stand behind and believe in all of our products and services, but if you’re not happy, we’re not happy. Which is why we’ll either apply an additional treatment to your yard or offer your money back — no questions asked. Mosquito Squad knows that smart customers always do their research before picking a company for their Northborough MA mosquito control, so we encourage you to click the Google graphic in the sidebar to read what over 200 local homeowners have to say about us.

Take back your yard this summer while protecting your loved ones from itchy bites and mosquito-borne illnesses. Mosquitos may come with the territory of summertime, but they don’t have to bother you at home. Contact Mosquito Squad of Central Massachusetts today for worry-free Northborough mosquito control all summer long. Give us a call at 978-315-5811 or fill out



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.

I’m nervous about chemicals, do you have an another option?

While all of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registerd, we understand that some people prefer to stay on the “greener” side of things. That’s why we also developed and offer an all-natural barrier treatment solution. We mix this essential-oil based formula in-house, and apply it the same way as we do our traditional barrier treatment.

It also eliminates mosquitoes and ticks on contact, but after it dries, it acts as a repellant and “chases” the bugs away. Also a time-released solution, its botanical makeup means it breaks down slightly faster than the traditional formula, so we recommend reapplication every two weeks instead of three. Regarding effectiveness, most homeowners who elect the all-natural treatment report between 75-80% reduction in yard pests!

Having a party? Don’t forget to alert the SQUAD!

There’s a lot of thought and planning that goes into throwing a big get-together. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation party, family reunion, company picnic, or any other gathering, sometimes missing little details can create big consequences. “Little details” like mosquitoes can absolutely ruin a good time, so that’s why we offer our special event service that ensures that bugs don’t crash your bash and your guests don’t get “eaten alive,” or worse — leave early.

Just give us a call and we’ll schedule to come out to the site of the event 24-72 hours in advance and treat the whole area with our traditional barrier spray. It generally takes us about 20 minutes to do the treatment (depending on the size of the site, of course), and it dries in a half hour, meaning there’s plenty of time to schedule around caterers, tent setup, and other party prep. We’ll be there and gone before you know it, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing your guests aren’t on the mosquito menu. Cheers to that!

Read more:

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

CDC West Nile virus info
Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP)
Massachusetts Patch.com article about West Nile virus detected in Northborough mosquitoes
TIME magazine article about CDC report
Town of Northborough

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