There’s nothing like getting out in the backyard after a long, hard day.
But mosquitoes can spoil all the fun. And they enjoy every minute of buzzing past your ears and leaving you with itchy welts. They don’t even care that they also can be carriers of West Nile and Zika, along with other viruses and diseases.
When you want to take back your Central and Southern Maryland yard, you can’t help but compare mosquito control costs. You want to know what you’re getting for your money and that you're receiving a valuable service.
The challenging part of comparing mosquito control costs is that you want to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. Choosing the cheapest price can be tempting, but that can cost you more later if the service and results aren’t up to par. Mosquito control service and quality can vary greatly from company to company.
Before you sign a service agreement, here are some tips for comparing mosquito control costs and mosquito control companies in Central and Southern Maryland so you can get the most for your well-earned dollar.
Top 3 Factors that Impact Mosquito Control Costs in Central and Southern Maryland
Mosquito control services are typically provided by companies that just offer that one service or lawn and pest control businesses that do more than just mosquito control.
Mosquito control involves targeting mosquito control products in a fine mist to the tight, humid, dark areas like under shrubs and decks and beneath tree canopies. These are nearby to where they hatch as larvae. They don’t venture very far as they mature into the bloodsucking adult mosquitoes you are accustomed to. They just bide their time in these areas, awaiting their next meal (you).
Mosquito control costs vary, depending on the size of your yard and other factors, such as whether your property has a lot of dense shrubs and greenery that might harbor resting mosquitoes and the level of products, services and experience the companies providing the services use.
Most Central and Southern Maryland properties are between 5,000 and 15,000 square feet, and mosquito control for those properties typically range between $75 and $110 per service.
While you might think all mosquito control companies charge the same, there are actually a few factors that can impact mosquito control costs.
We want to help you understand what you’re paying for with a look at some of the key elements that can influence the total price of your mosquito control service.
1. Technician Experience
Labor is the largest expense of a service-based company. As a result, the mosquito control service professionals who perform the work on your property are the most essential part of keeping mosquitoes out of your yard.
Therefore, you want to know you are getting technicians who are worth those mosquito control costs. Lower prices could mean inexperienced technicians who are paid at lower rates.
Natural Green hires technicians with a minimum of three years of pest control experience. Mosquito control requires a knowledge of the mosquito life cycle, how mosquitoes breed and where they congregate to ensure the best strategies are used to keep them at bay.
This experience may cost more initially but positively impacts you. Experienced technicians are much more likely to recognize a mosquito control problem in your yard and know how to take care of it quickly, while inexperienced technicians may apply products incorrectly. Your mosquito control costs come with the benefits of better results.
2. Choice of Mosquito Control Equipment and Products
There are various quality levels of any product you purchase. Mosquito control costs reflect the products a company uses. More effective, better quality products will equate to higher mosquito control costs.
Products that don’t work waste your money. The right products that are safest to use around people and pets in your yard but also effective against mosquitoes can have a big impact on service results. Rotating various controls to keep mosquitoes guessing is also a strategy that experienced technicians will apply to their services.
With mosquito control, the same can be said for the equipment mosquito control companies use to target those pests. Using a backpack mister is best because it turns the mosquito control product into a fine mist that targets smaller, tighter areas and travels where can air travels similar to how mosquitoes do.
This is the only way to really fight tiny, flying insects like mosquitoes. This method also minimizes harming larger beneficial insects like bees and butterflies. Showerhead hose applications, on the other hand, spray particles that are too large to adequately target mosquitoes. They also don’t get the undersides or interiors of areas where mosquitoes congregate.
3. Service Visits and Thoroughness
While you might see some results after one application, mosquito controls, unfortunately, don’t have a summer-long effectiveness window. That’s why the total number of service visits mosquito control companies perform also influences mosquito control costs.
Regrettably, a once a year or twice a year service won’t be effective on mosquitoes. For most Central and Southern Maryland properties that range between 5,000 and 15,000 square feet, four to six applications annually is ideal. This is because even the best products just can’t be effective that long to keep mosquitoes away.
Plus, having professional eyes on your property throughout the mosquito breeding season can ensure you get adequate service, as well as answers to your regular mosquito control questions.
Make a Confident Mosquito Control Choice
It’s easy to compare the mosquito control costs of one company’s program to another’s.
Digging into the specifics of what goes into mosquito control costs and how you can benefit takes a bit more time. We understand that it can turn into quite the research project. In the meantime, your yard is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Natural Green wants to help you make the most informed and best decision for you. We are happy to take the time to assist you in comparing programs and prices.
Want to learn more about what it will cost to get those mosquitoes out of your Central and Southern Maryland yard? Get started today with a free quote. We’ll review your options together so you can make a great choice. Then you can return to that backyard barbecue.