How long do I stay out of the yard?
Ideally, we ask that you stay away from the treated areas until the material has dried. On cooler days, it may take 2 hours whereas on warmer days, it may dry in as little as 30 minutes.
How safe are the products?
The EPA created the risk-cup assessment which requires that all pesticides must have a safety factor buffer of 10X. That means that our technician would need to violate the law and add 10X more product in before it can harm a non-target organism. Also, the use rates are designed to affect an insect so miniscule amounts of pesticide are used when treating.
What about my vegetable garden?
We do not treat these areas.
Is it safe for my pet?
Same as above for humans. One other thing to note is that the pesticide you use on your pet for flea, tick and mosquito protection which is prescribed by a vet, has 163X more pesticide than we use when we treat your yard.
What if it rains after the treatment?
Once the material dries and binds to organic matter, there is no washing away. We also use a polymer additive that protects the product from moisture. Lastly, wait and see if you have more mosquitoes. If still have heavy activity in two weeks, we will come back and retreat at no cost.
What happens if I still get ticks and/or mosquitoes?
Unless you live in a bubble, you can expect to see some pests. Our services will help reduce the population of these pests but does not entirely eliminate them. For example, if a deer runs through your yard with a tick on it, the tick may fall off onto your grass. Once it reaches the areas we treated, the tick will be compromised.
Why didn’t you treat the lawn or the whole yard?
Ticks and mosquitoes prefer shaded areas and foliage. They die in sunny, well-manicured areas. Treating entire lawn is not needed and will only cost you more money with no true benefits.
I have a daycare, what about school IPM?
Contact us about school IPM requirements.