Bugs Beware Pest Control

Frequently Asked Questions

About Mosquito & Tick Pest Control Treatments

Some of the questions people ask about Mosquito and Tick Pest Control Treatments are listed below with brief answers. Whenever you have questions about the treatments provided at your business, home, cottage, etc., please contact Bugs Beware Pest Control Service Manager, Jayson Bastar at (920) 265-7586.

Mosquito & Tick Pest Control Program

Bugs Beware begins the Mosquito & Tick Pest Control Program in May and returns to your property on a 21-day cycle for a total of 5 treatments for the season.  Remember: mosquitoes are generational; consequently, a single treatment only treats the current generation which can each lay upwards of 300 eggs every 21 days to produce the next generation.

Making and keeping your property as mosquito and tick-free as possible is a partnership arrangement and we really need your help to maintain the best possible outcomes.  Here are some very important and useful tips to do just that. 

How to eliminate mosquito breeding sources on your property:

  • Even a cap full of water can breed mosquitoes, so it is very important to eliminate as much standing water as possible in your outdoor spaces, particularly in:
      • Children's plastic toys
      • Areas underneath downspouts
      • Pet bowls
      • Tarps
      • Gutters
      • Flat roofs
      • Old tires
  • Avoid having standing water on your property by: 
      • Cleaning gutters
      • Making sure downspouts are adequately attached
      • Keeping the grass cut low
      • Checking irrigation systems for leaks
  • Before treatment, please be sure to bring in children's toys, dog dishes, dog toys, & like objects
  • Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood, and grass clippings from your yard
  • Turn over larger yard items that could hold water, such as children's portable sandboxes, plastic toys, or birdbaths.

How to eliminate tick breeding sources on your property:

  • Clear out areas where lawn or tree debris gathers
  • Eliminate leaf litter
  • Mow tall grass to keep your lawn short
  • Keep wood away from your active living area or keep it covered to protect it from getting wet and soaking up water; mosquitoes and ticks love wet areas such as the bottom of the wood pile
  • Wood kept next to an outdoor fireplace or pit will harbor mosquitoes under the bottom side of the wood.

Here are some questions we are frequently asked (the FAQs) about Mosquito & Tick treatments:

    Are mosquito and tick treatments safe for children and pets?

    • The pesticides used for Mosquito & Tick treatments are safe for kids and pets as soon as the product is completely dry, which may take longer on days when the level of humidity in the air is higher.

    What if there is standing water on my property that I cannot eliminate?

    • If you have standing water that you cannot eliminate, such as in pools or ponds, we will be able to treat those waters with a special natural mosquito-killing bio-control agent to prevent the growth of mosquito larvae.
    • For items that you are able to move, perhaps you can turn them over or move them for the time being.   

    How effective are the mosquito and tick treatments?

    • A treatment eliminates up to about 85% to 95% of mosquitoes and ticks, and more with more treatments.  A single treatment will not eliminate 100%.  Multiple treatments won't do that either, but your environment will be able to provide a better experience with more treatments throughout the season.
    • Notably, people who have opted for a single treatment have repeatedly remarked that even one treatment provides a world of difference. 

    I live in an area surrounded by trees. Will the treatments work?

    • The pesticide is blown 30 feet with our equipment and works on any type of property (wooded, grassland, etc.). We can treat the entire yard.  

    Is it harmful to fish such as those in coy ponds?

    • Our treatments do not eliminate any insects other than mosquitoes and ticks. However, like any other lawn treatment, insecticide, or pesticide, it is harmful to fish. The liver, kidney, brain, and gills of fish are exposed, leaving them vulnerable to chemical exposure. Our pesticide applicators are licensed and trained on how to treat near bodies of water containing fish inhabitants to eliminate exposure to fish. For example, we stay away from coy ponds. 

    Are your pesticides harmful to honeybees?

    • Many mosquito insecticides are harmful to bees.  The worker bees venture outside of the hive to collect pollen and nectar. They can be exposed to pesticides that have been directly misted on the flowers and plants which they forage. With respect to honeybees, we are cautious when spraying with them present and avoid blooming flowers with which honeybees may come in contact. 

    What about flowering plants?

    • We do not spray flowering plants, gardens, any form of edible plant, or things of that nature. It is fine if you cover tomato plants and other such plants; in fact, we would encourage you to do so.  

Spring, Summer, Fall Treatments

Are you on the list for Spring, Summer, and Fall Treatments?

Get on the list to receive treatments at your home, cottage, business, commercial or residential properties in any one of the following ways:

  1. Call or text us:
    1. For Shawano, Wisconsin & the surrounding counties, please call or text Customer Services at 715-851-1543.
    2. For the Fox Valley, including Appleton, Neenah, & Menasha, WI, please call or text 920-241-8220.
  2. E-MAIL us at CustomerServices@BugsBewarePC.com 
  3. You may also use our on-line form
    • ** Note: You ONLY NEED TO FILL-IN YOUR CONTACT INFO on the formThe rest of the fields are optional

A Few Facts About Mosquitoes:

  • Mosquitoes are generational; consequently, a single treatment only treats the current general who then can lay upwards of 300 eggs to produce the next generation, and they can do that every 21 days.
  • Mosquitoes carry several very dangerous diseases including Lyme disease, Zika virus, encephalitis, malaria, and the list goes on. 
  • Most people who test positive for diseases carried by mosquitoes aren't even aware they were bit.   
  • Mosquitoes can track people by the heat people emit and the carbon dioxide people exhale. They can smell carbon dioxide from 100' away and quickly find you with wings that beat 600 times per second. 
  • Male mosquitoes feed on nectar, but it is the female mosquitoes that need your blood to reproduce.
  • Mosquitoes lay up to 300 eggs at one time and they do that every 21 days. 

What Others Say About Bugs Beware

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Still have questions about Bugs Beware's treatments?

Whenever you have questions about the treatments provided at your business, home, cottage, etc., please contact Bugs Beware Pest Control Service Manager, Jayson Bastar at (920) 265-7586.

Thank you again for being our client!

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