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Mosquito & Tick Control in

Arbutus MD

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

Mosquito & Tick Control Services in

Arbutus MD

Environmental Pest Control is a mosquito & tick control company that provides mosquito & tick control for your yard in
Arbutus MD
. Our highly trained pest control technicians use safe, plant based chemicals that are sprayed using a mosquito fogger to deliver protection to you and your family. Call us today because Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia are no strangers to mosquitoes or ticks; they never miss an opportunity to appear as soon as temperatures begin to warm in the spring.
Are Mosquitoes & Ticks in
Arbutus MD
Mosquitoes and Ticks carry dangerous diseases that are harmful to humans. The Zika virus, which there is no vaccine, is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The CDC recommends preventing mosquito bites to prevent the Zika virus. Environmental Pest Control's mosquito treatments do just that! Black legged ticks and deer ticks are carriers of Lymes disease. Lymes disease can be very harmful to humans by affecting joints, the nervous system, and even the heart. Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia are a high prevalence area in the United States for Lymes disease.

Types of Mosquitoes in

Arbutus MD

There are 4 types of mosquito species found in
Arbutus MD
.  Lets take a look at each one.
  • House Mosquito – The house mosquito, also known as the Northern house mosquito, is a vector for West Nile virus.  Adult house mosquitoes can overwinter and survive until springtime.
  • Southern Mosquito – The southern mosquito is a vector for West Nile virus, Zika virus, and other viruses.  The southern mosquito tends to like polluted water so they are commonly found around stagnant water sources and cesspools.
  • Yellow Fever Mosquito – as its name infers, the yellow fever mosquito is a vector for yellow fever but has also been found to spread the Zika virus.  These mosquitoes will breed in stagnant water and need only an inch of water to populate – making water removal from your house very important!
  •  Asian Tiger Mosquito – the Asian tiger mosquito is also known as the forest mosquito has stripes which is where it gets its name.  Asian tiger mosquitoes are very difficult to control because they can breed in running water, whereas other mosquitoes need standing water.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in
Arbutus MD
Environmental Pest Control’s seasonal mosquito & tick program is the best way to get rid of mosquito & ticks in
Arbutus MD
. We diminish the threat of mosquitoes and ticks by creating a safety barrier that provides a safe outdoor environment for your family and pets. Our mosquito & tick control program protects your home in two ways, by reducing current populations of these pests and preventing new mosquito & tick populations from affecting your home.  Our mosquito & tick control program provides protection March-October with monthly treatments and comes with our 100% guarantee. The best way to get rid of mosquitoes is to hire a professional that can treat your yard on a regular basis throughout the season. Next best, here are some DIY tips for keeping mosquitoes under control at your home:
1) Remove standing water - that is where eggs are laid and mosquito larvae grow.
2) Windows & Screens - make sure they are in good working order so mosquitoes don't come inside your house.
3) Hire a professional!
What do Mosquitoes Look Like?
Common types found in the U.S. can be gray or brown in color with white stripes and iridescent, hair-like scales. All mosquitoes have two long wings, slender bodies that rest in a “humpback” position, and characteristically long legs.
How Long do Mosquitoes Live?
Males only live ~10 days and females live ~50 days. That is why removing all standing water is important because the females constantly lay their mosquito eggs in standing water.

Types of Ticks in

Arbutus MD

There are 4 types of tick species found in our area across MD, VA, WV.  Lets take a look at each one.
  • Blacklegged/Deer Tick – These ticks are usually found in forests.  They are the main carrier of Lyme disease.  These ticks feed during the winter on white-tailed deer. 
  • Lone Star Tick – This tick is found mostly in woodlands where there is dense growth.  It is triangular in shape with a white/yellow dot.
  • American Dog Tick – This tick commonly feeds on dogs and humans, has whitish markings on it, and are commonly found in areas with little or no tree cover.
  • Brown Dog Tick – These ticks prefer to feed on dogs.  They are oval in shape and brown in color.

How to Protect Yourself From Ticks in

Arbutus MD

  • Wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed toed shoes when venturing into heavily wooded areas.
  • When spending time outdoors, periodically check your clothing, body, and hair for ticks.  Inspect children closely after they have been playing outside.
  • Apply insect repellent (like DEET) to clothing before going outdoors.
  • Shower after being outdoors.

Tick Prevention Around The Home And Yard

Arbutus MD

Since most ticks like vegetation for cover, prevention is geared towards keeping things neat and tidy around your property.
  •  Trim back vegetation along the perimeter of your property.
  • Remove leaves around your home every fall and remove any leaf litter in the spring
  • Reduce rodent activity in and around your home as they are a major carrier of ticks.
  • Ensure your lawn is cut on a regular basis.  There is a movement to have “natural lawns” to promote the pollinators.  However, a unkept and uncut lawn will invite rodents and more ticks onto your property.
  • Inspect the foundation of your home and seal up and cracks and crevices to keep ticks out.

Mosquito & Tick Control FAQ's

What areas do you service?

Please Click Here to see our entire MD, VA, and WV coverage areas.

What does it for cost for professional mosquito and tick fogging - spraying services?

Cost for a home mosquito treatment depends on the size of the treatable area and if there is a warranty.  A single application can range from $60-$300 per treatment depending on the yard size.  You can always purchase a single treatment for a special occasion (birthday party, 4th of July BBQ, etc.) A seasonal monthly plan takes advantage of the best price per treatment and protects your family for the entire season.

Do you offer a warranty on mosquito fogging services?

Yes! Our 30-day warranty provides free retreatments in the event of heavy rain- in which case we will re-treat for free. Companies that do not offer a warranty will offer lower prices because they will not come back for free. 

What is the mosquito and tick season in the Mid Atlantic? Are these pests dangerous?

March – October is the season for mosquitoes in VA, MD, DC and WV. It is important to start in March to kill any mosquito larvae eggs before they hatch. The Center for Disease of Control and Prevention ( cautions that May through July is the time of year when most tick bites occur. The Mid-Atlantic area is a high-risk zone for ticks. According to the CDC mosquitoes are by far the most dangerous animal on earth.  They spread 14 serious diseases to humans such as malaria, dengue, West Nile, yellow fever, Zika, chikungunya, and lymphatic filariasis.

Is mosquito and tick spraying safe for humans and pets? 

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved some pesticides for residential mosquito spraying.  As with any pesticide, you must balance the health risks posed by mosquitoes and ticks with pesticide risks.  We recommend your windows are shut and children and pests are inside.  Allow 20-30 minutes for the chemical to dry and then safely resume any outdoor activities again – this time mosquito free! Spraying without proper licensing, experience, or equipment increases risks. We are licensed, experienced and have invested in the best professional ultra-low volume spraying equipment.

What chemicals are used in your mosquito spraying?

We use Bifenthrin which is a chemical that comes from chrysanthemum flowers.  We spray the chemical onto surrounding plants, shrubs and trees which creates a barrier against mosquitoes.  This same product works at repelling ticks from your property when applied to the ground.  Bifenthrin is labeled for use both indoors and outdoors and can even be sprayed in food-handling areas. Products containing bifenthrin are safe to use around people. It's also safe for pets when the ingredient has dried on lawn and ground surfaces.

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