We UseProprietary Blendsof EitherOrganic or SyntheticOptions
Our proprietary product is an all-natural product made with 100% organic ingredients that will repel ticks and mosquitoes. It is administered
in a barrier spray program and applied where these nuisance insects breed and dwell. The average residual repellent benefit against these insects is an average of 21 days.
This product is safe to use around children, pets and wildlife.
Since this all natural blend will knock down the existing population and act as a repellant to deter new mosquitoes and ticks for a shorter
period of time compared to a synthetic, spraying is required on a 21-day cycle to ensure adequate protection. Although this option doesn't
offer the same results as our synthetic spray, we do endorse it's effectiveness and guarantee your satisfaction. Depending on your own yard
and family needs, it may the right solution for you!!
Our Synthetic option is a pyrethroid. A pyrethroid is an man-made compound similar to the natural pyrethrins produced by the flowers of
chrysanthemums. It is approved by the EPA and utilizes the same primary ingredient that is found in lice shampoo, flea and tick
shampoos and collars. A Risk vs. Benefit analysis saw the advantage of treating with a pyrethroid product dramatically outweighing the risk associated with non-treatment.
This treatment is administered in a barrier spray program and applied where ticks and mosquitoes live and breed. Existing mosquitoes
and ticks are killed by the spray immediately and the remaining residue on plant foliage will continue to provide protection when they
come into contact with the sprayed leaves. Treatment cycle is every 30 days.
Our organic tick and mosquito spray is made of up essential oils and does work differently than our traditional barrier spray. While it eliminates
adults mosquitoes on contact, the organic spray acts a repellent instead of eliminating ticks and mosquitoes through their eating habits. Our traditional spray
kills on contact, eliminating the pest and continues to kill when the ticks and mosquitoes come in contact with the residual product.
The organic tick and mosquito spray also kills on contact and creates a repellant barrier.
When first applied to the property, there is a slight botanical fragrance to the all-natural spray. To a human's sense of smell, the odor
dissipates within a few hours of application, however, ticks and mosquitoes are much more sensitive to smell. The fragrance keeps them away.
Because the tick and organic mosquito control breaks down in the natural elements more quickly, we at Backyard Bug Busters recommend reapplying the treatment
every 21 days for continuous protection. For comparison's sake, the traditional barrier spray is reapplied every 30 days.
While no tick and mosquito control company can promise to eliminate all mosquitoes from your property, Backyard Bug Busters's organic spray does cut down
on your tick and mosquito population significantly. We tell our clients to expect a 65-90% decrease in the number of ticks and mosquitoes on your property after
the 1st spray has been applied.
Food Grade Cedar Oil is a great option for repelling mosquitoes. You will get all the benefits of
cedar mulch without the unattractive side effects. The natural aroma of Food Grade Cedar Oil and peppermint is
pleasing to people but objectionable to mosquitoes and other pests. An added benefit is that if mosquitoes
come into contact with the Food Grade Cedar Oil and peppermint, it can kill them, their eggs, and their larvae.
Cedar oil also helps to prevent the next generation of mosquitoes by dissolving their eggs, larvae, and pupae.
The oil only needs to come into contact with the pests for it to be effective, the bugs do not have to
ingest it. It's also not just effective for mosquitoes, but for ticks and many other insects.
From the NPMA - National Pest Management Association