If you’re looking to rid your lawn and landscape of harmful pests, take a look at our pest services below: Mosquito and Tick Control and Perimeter Pest Control.
With our Pest Control services and our fully insured crew, you can enjoy more time outside with a PEST FREE lawn and landscape!
MOSQUITO & TICK CONTROL
Mosquitoes and ticks are widespread within our Maine landscapes. Not only are these pests a nuisance, but they also transmit harmful diseases as well. Some common tick-borne diseases include Lyme, Powassan Virus, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Borrelia, and Anaplasmosis to name a few. Mosquitoes are no joke either, having the potential to spread EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis), West Nile Virus, and Zika Virus.
Our proven Mosquito and Tick Control Programs can help provide significant reductions in these pest populations in your yard, allowing your family to enjoy the outdoors without worry. We use advanced control products, that are EPA registered and utilize multiple modes of action. This means they are approved for use in your yard and attack pests at multiple stages in their life cycle, allowing us to control them during the egg, larval, or adult stages.
Areas treated may include tall grass, perimeter brush, some lawn areas, under decks, and any damp shady areas. This service should provide +/- 30 days of residual protection from ticks/mosquitoes, depending on your property type and the weather. In addition to treating your yard to help combat mosquitoes and ticks, we provide suggestions as to how you can make your property less attractive to them.
Some easy tips include:
- Removing or drain any sources of standing/stagnant water where mosquitoes may breed, such as bird baths, wheelbarrows, old tires, or low-lying areas.
- Cut back overgrown brush and tall vegetation to reduce pest harborage areas.
- Thin-out tree canopies to reduce shade and promote air movement.
PERIMETER PEST CONTROL
While some insects are beneficial in our yards, the reality is nobody likes bugs in or around their home. Not only can insects crawling across your kitchen floor be a little unnerving, but some can also actually destroy food, and clothing, or spread disease within your home. If you are having issues with ants, spiders, earwigs, beetles, cluster flies, millipedes, or other household pests our proven programs are the answer.
We’ve designed our Perimeter Pest Control Programs to create a continuous band of protection around your home or business. The areas we commonly treat include around the foundation along with the ground immediately surrounding it as well as around doors, windows, siding corners, utility or plumbing entrances, and eaves/soffits. While these are the standard areas we focus on, depending on the pest(s) being targeted we may expand upon these and deploy additional tactics to keep pests away.
The specialized products we use don’t simply kill insects as they cross the invisible barrier, they take advantage of their behavioral habits. This allows the materials to be transported back to the breeding sites by the insects themselves, in turn ensuring more complete control. This innovative approach, combined with our extensive knowledge of pest biology and advanced application equipment, allows us to provide comprehensive pest management services around your home.
In addition, here are some things to think about in regard to what you can do to help reduce pest populations around your structure:
- Prune any tree or shrub branches that touch your home or office; these provide a direct highway for pests to invade your home.
- Avoid using bark mulch or any dense groundcovers directly against your foundation as these are perfect environments for pests such as ants and earwigs to thrive.
- Keep gutters clear of leaves and pine needles.
- Be sure to keep up with disposing of your trash, as well as empty bottles.
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