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Mosquito Squad: A Natural Alternative


Malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever, LaCrosse Encephalitis, the Zika virus… These are just a few of the hair raising illnesses associated with a mosquito bite. Also an ever-notable concern at present is the potentially harmful implications of traditional bug sprays. Implications that some would like to avoid as a “better safe than sorry” policy. Ft. Wayne’s own Mosquito Squad offers all natural mosquito treatments that not only rid areas of the tiny pests, but also provide peace of mind with the use of organic products.

How prevalent is the mosquito population in my area?
In the Fort Wayne area, the Department of Health has flagged at least 50 different species of mosquitoes. They primarily seem to carry West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, and LaCrosse Encephalitis. Some of these illnesses are at the most deadly and at the least extremely unpleasant. So protecting your home, outdoor space, etc. is extremely important.

What’s the difference between all natural and more traditional methods?
Traditional barrier control treatments and organic barrier control treatments essentially work in the same way. Both types linger to provide a continual repellent effect. In the case of all natural options, the product needs to be reapplied approximately every 14 days. Whereas traditional sprays need to be redone approximately every 21 days. As a general rule, with the first application of an all natural spray, the population of mosquitoes in an area decreases by 75{3785a61710c28473fff7f3b98e771f143caef3b3f24f124bf1b8c1f93925b852}. With more traditional sprays, the percentage lingers around 85{3785a61710c28473fff7f3b98e771f143caef3b3f24f124bf1b8c1f93925b852}. Maintaining a good spray schedule the best way to eradicate mosquitoes with either method.

What makes the natural sprays different?
First and foremost is obviously the ingredients. For Mosquito Squad, the mixture contains a quintessential mixture of essential oils that wont leave any residual components in your space. The only thing that will remain after treatment is a slight natural scent that doesn’t linger for longer than a day. Some may also be wondering if this form of treatment kills the mosquitoes. As an overall regime, no. The primary goal of all natural sprays is to repel, but they can sometimes have the added side effect of killing the bugs.

Using all natural mosquito treatments is a great way to protect whatever space you have in mind. They are also a great way to give you peace of mind knowing that the space is chemical free while still getting the job done.