Mosquitoes are one of the most common pests that Monroe, NJ residents experience every summer. As the warm weather approaches, many homeowners are reminded of their horrible memories where itchy bites and smelly creams tainted their outdoor experiences. Luckily, the New Jersey mosquito authority is here to help Monroe NJ and the surrounding towns remain mosquito-free all summer. Cooper Pest Solutions provides seasonal services to ensure you don’t have to worry about mosquito spray or mosquito repellent this summer when spending time in your backyard.
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Does mosquito spray and citronella candles work?
Contrary to popular belief, citronella candles provide mosquito protection for a very short radius, which is often destroyed by a slight breeze or the wind. “In the amount and concentration that is put out via candles, it’s not very effective,” says Joseph Conlon, a technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Association. “As a matter of fact, it’s really not significantly more effective than any other candle would be.”
Mosquito repellant sprays only last a few hours, not controlling the insect population, but instead providing very temporary protection only to applied areas of skin. Use repellent sparingly being sure to cover all exposed skin. The American Mosquito Control Association also states that “a mosquito can find an unprotected spot the size of a dime. Saturation does not increase efficacy.”
Sean McGuire, Director of Sales at Cooper Pest Solutions, agreed that many DIY methods may be a cheaper option. However, they aren’t as effective at removing the mosquitoes like hiring a professional pest control company would be.
“Financially, our service will be more expensive than DIY methods. However, we will get rid of the problem,” McGuire said. “We treat all mosquito resting sites on a property and either remove or treat resting water areas with a larvicide. Asian tiger mosquitos can breed in stagnant water as small as a cap full of water, so that is a crucial part of the program.”
What can Cooper Pest Solutions do for my mosquito problems?
After extensive research and development, our staff entomologist Dr. Richard Cooper and Regional Manager Laura Dykes created the Mosquito-Free Program to allow residents the ability to enjoy their yard all summer long without the worry of mosquitoes. Our Mosquito Free Program will eliminate mosquito populations all summer long at your NJ or PA Home, using our professional and cutting edge treatments.
A trained technician will come to your residence for mosquito treatment every three weeks beginning in May and ending in August. During the service, we will treat the vegetation around the perimeter of your yard, the landscaping around your property, as well as around and beneath decks and other outdoor shaded areas. Here at Cooper Pest Solutions, we are dedicated to using as little pesticide as possible to give you peace of mind knowing your yard is being taken care with the utmost care.
Will your mosquito service protect me against the Zika virus?
When asked this question in the spring of 2016, Dr. Richard Cooper responded: “I would not be too concerned here in the Northeast until the Asian tiger mosquito is demonstrated to be an efficient vector of the disease and we begin seeing locally transmitted cases moving north.” “At this time, the risk associated with Zika virus by the Asian tiger mosquito is purely speculative,” Dr. Cooper said, “and will undoubtedly be carefully monitored by the entomologists studying mosquito-vectored disease transmission.” For now there is no imminent threat to the Monroe, NJ and surrounding areas for Zika virus contamination.
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When should I begin professional mosquito control?
The Mosquito Free Program at Cooper Pest Solutions is a service that is offered between May and September to control the localized mosquito populations as they begin to breed and multiply on your property. It is advised that you begin in May to receive the most benefit from our mosquito program.
What treatment options are available?
Our treatment options are customized to fit your exact needs. One-time services and seasonal programs are available to target your pest problem and give you the mosquito-free yard that you deserve.
- One-time service: Ideal for special events such as graduation parties, barbeques, family gatherings, and other one-time events, but will only prevent mosquitoes for a few weeks.
- Bite-Free Mosquito Program: Service is delivered every few weeks for the months of May through September to help reduce the number of mosquitoes in your backyard. This is our best service for mosquitoes and is highly recommended!
Once you contact us, we will arrange for a trained representative to provide an in-depth analysis of your property and locations where mosquitoes live and breed. If the weather conditions are favorable, customers can begin receiving treatment for their yard the same week. If you are bit between treatments, please call our office and we will send a technician to treat your home within one day, free of charge, provided it is not raining or winds are gusting over 10 miles .
It is important to understand that even though we have treated your home for mosquitoes, you may still see occasional mosquitoes in your backyard. However, if you are being bit at an uncomfortable rate, please call us and we will arrange for additional service.
Our Commitment to Providing Wow Service
We pride ourselves on quality and efficiency when it comes to any pest treatment that we perform. All of our staff go through extensive training to provide the WOW experience and the consistent service that our customers have come to expect. We stand by our services so all of our programs including our mosquito services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you want to be able to enjoy your backyard in Monroe, NJ without the worry of mosquitoes, give us a call at 1-800-949-2667 or CLICK HERE to fill out our FREE estimate form.