Are Mosquito Control Services Worth The Cost?

When you’re investing in a professional service, you want to know that it’s worth the cost. We get that and we love that you want to be a wise consumer. You want to make sure that you’re actually going to get your money’s worth and see results.

The same goes for your decision to invest in professional mosquito control. You want to know: Are mosquito control services worth it?

In this article, we’ll talk about what sets professional mosquito control apart from any DIY approach you could take and why it might be worth your investment.

There are a lot of Ineffective Mosquito Control Solutions Out There that Could Waste Your Money

As we dive into talking about mosquito control costs, you should know that there are a lot of ineffective solutions out there that you could end up wasting your money on.

Mosquitoes are a serious problem and one that homeowners want to deal with quickly. After all, mosquitoes are not only pesky (causing itchy and uncomfortable bites), but they can also carry and transmit deadly diseases. Most people don’t want to worry about mosquitoes lurking in their yard.

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So naturally, a lot of different mosquito products have been created.

There are mosquito control traps, citronella and other mosquito-repellent candles, various bug sprays, mosquito-repellent plants (like lavender and lemongrass), mosquito lamps, and so much more.

While some of these products might repel mosquitoes here and there, on a larger scale, it’s not an effective solution. The truth is, mosquitoes are so focused on getting their next blood meal that they are rarely that easily deterred from their mission. Products that are simply meant to repel them are likely not powerful enough to keep them all away.

Because of all that, many of these products will ultimately be a waste of your money and your family will still be vulnerable to these dangerous pests.

What often ends up keeping people from investing in professional mosquito control is what they assume will be a high cost. But when you consider throwing your money away on solutions that don’t really work, it makes a lot more sense to pay a little bit more for an effective solution.

When Considering Mosquito Control Services Cost, Weigh Value for Investment

Whenever making cost decisions, you want to weigh the value that you’ll get for your investment.

In the point that we made above, while a citronella candle might only cost a small amount, it likely won’t give you very much value. It might deter a mosquito here and there, but on a larger scale, it’s not going to be the effective solution that you’re looking for. Mosquitoes may not like the smell, but it’s likely not enough to keep them away entirely.

Plus, products like this only have a small radius of effectiveness. In other words, you all have to sit right around the candle to even hope that it will work.

This means minimum value for minimum investment.

pest control technician sprays for mosquitoes

But when you start talking about a solution like professional mosquito spray, which will treat all of the common hang-out spots for mosquitoes, you’re talking about more investment but also more value.

Since your mosquito control professional will treat all of the various mosquito hotspots around your property, it’s not like you’ll just need to stay in one place when enjoying your outdoor areas. Areas like low-lying plant material, grassy spots, mulch beds, and other locations that retain a lot of moisture are prime landing zones for mosquitoes. This is exactly where a trained professional is going to apply mosquito control materials.

You also get a lot of value out of the fact that our Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Control program also covers these other two troublesome pests. Fleas and ticks can also pose a threat to your family (including the furry four-legged members). But for one price, you can take care of all three.

pest control technician sprays for mosquitoes

In addition, you should know that the cost of mosquito treatment is often a lot less than people assume it will be. At Joshua Tree, we offer five visits spaced approximately 30 days apart from spring to fall (the prime mosquito season). That program starts at just $35 per month.

What people like most about that investment is that they’re also investing in peace of mind. If you’ve spent any time worrying about (or annoyed by) mosquitoes, then you know how valuable it is to be able to spend time outside without that burden on your mind. We believe that you should be able to enjoy your time outdoors, and not have to worry about pests.

Finding the Best Mosquito Control Professional so that You Get the Most Out of Mosquito Control Services Costs

Finally, when talking about mosquito control costs, you should also consider the company that you’re hiring. Like any professional service, you know that they aren’t all created equally.

When it comes to how to get rid of mosquitoes in a yard, you want a program that works. That means choosing a mosquito control company that has well-trained technicians who will do an effective job.

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Some companies are so desperate to hire cheap labor that they’ll take on anyone who is willing to do the work. These types of technicians are going to go out and spray anything and everything. What you really need is a company that takes a customized and targeted approach to your specific property’s needs.

As we mentioned, it’s also a benefit to find a company that offers a pest control program that not only takes care of mosquitoes but also fleas and ticks, which are also risks to both you and your family.

On top of that, our mosquito control technicians will also perform regular inspections of your property to seek potential breeding problems and make recommendations to prevent them. This is another task that some companies will completely overlook. They’ll come out and spray and then move on but if you have standing water on your property that mosquito problem is going to just keep occurring.

Areas, where water can become stagnant, are prime mosquito hot spots. Some companies won’t bother telling you about these. But we want to help you see the most possible success.

pest control technician and customer walk through property

Some likely areas of standing water include the following:

  • Pool covers
  • Woodpile covers and tarps
  • Low areas in landscape beds or the yard
  • Kiddie pools
  • Tire swings
  • Wheelbarrows or buckets

At the end of the day, we want to be sure that you’re getting the most possible value out of your investment in professional mosquito control, so we’ll help to set you up for success.

In addition to our recommendations, we’re using professional-grade products that are also safe for children, pets, and plants. We know that you’re trying to protect your family from pests but don’t want to expose anyone to harmful chemicals in the process.

Take Back Your Yard

Hopefully, this article has given you some answers to your question: Are mosquito control services worth it?

We know that you simply want to ensure that you are investing your money wisely. We feel that when you make a wise choice in mosquito control services, it is money well spent. You ultimately gain peace of mind, which is the most valuable of all.

And really, we think that’s what you deserve.

You’ve let mosquitoes ruin your fun for long enough. But now you have the power to take back control of your property. You can make the wise choice to implement mosquito control that will drastically reduce the population and give you back your yard.

If you're interested in learning more about pest control services for your Buxmont, PA home, contact us for a free pest control quote or give us a call at 610-365-4858 so that we can answer your questions.

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