Frequently Asked Questions
Is the treatment safe for my family and pets?
We use an EPA approved water based solution that contains the synthetic version of Pyrethrum (an organic compound known as pyrethroids) which is derived from the flower heads of Chrysanthemums (The African Daisy). Pyrethroids are used in lice shampoos for children as well as flea shampoos for dogs. We do recommend staying out of the treated area until it dries, which in most cases is 30 minutes. A risk/benefit balancing analysis conducted by the EPA saw the benefits of permethrin dramatically outweighing the risks. In a comparative test with DEET, when put directly on the skin, typically less than 1% of the active Permethrin ingredient is absorbed into the body; DEET can be absorbed at over 20 times that rate.
I signed up for a seasonal package, do I need to schedule an appointment every 21 days?
All packages include free automatic scheduling of a treatment every 21 days. We will send you a text, email, or phone call based on your preference 1-2 days prior to your scheduled treatment as a reminder.
Do you treat the grass?
Not typically. Mosquitoes do not usually seek shelter in the grass. Our goal in doing a pre spray walk of the property is to seek out the areas where mosquitoes will be resting. The most common areas to find mosquitoes during the day include: the underside of the leaves of dense/shrubby plants, under decks and in damp shady areas of the property. We do recommend that you keep your grass short during the mosquito season. In some cases such as special events like weddings and large outdoor parties, we will spray the grass where your guests will be.
Do I need to be home on my treatment day?
No. We will leave a notice that you received your Last Bite Mosquito Control treatment. Any pets will need to be brought inside during the treatment and can return to the yard after it has dried (~30 minutes). Please unlock any gates that will be needed for access to your yard.
How long does each application take and why every 21 days?
A typical treatment will average about 10-20 minutes. Larger yards may take longer to treat. Each treatment lasts approximately 21 days, at which time our team will be scheduled to treat your yard again.Our fine mist Barrier Spray kills adult mosquitoes on contact during the first application. The dried residue continues to provide protection for three weeks (21 days) when the mosquitoes land or feed on the vegetation. The following treatments will kill the larvae of the mosquitoes creating a safe and fun backyard.
How long will the barrier spray and event sprays last?
Each treatment is meant to last 21 days.
Will I ever see a mosquito in my yard again?
The number of mosquitoes in your yard will decline drastically! Nobody can promise you that you will never see a mosquito again, but we will promise that our service will eliminate up to 95% of those pesky Mosquitoes.
Will a treatment hurt my plants?
No, because our chemicals are derived from plants and formulated to target pests, your plants will not be harmed.
What mosquito born diseases are known to the New Jersey area?
Zika, California Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Saint Louis Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, and Dog Heart Worm.
Will rain affect how long the treatment will last?
No, as long as the treatment has sufficient time to dry (30 mins) your treatment will last the 21 days.