Well we survived the “blistering cold winter” (again) and Spring is just around the corner…ya hoo! I truly find it hard to believe (depressing in fact) that the time is flying by. Seems everyday I have to adjust something that I just finished implementing and for some reason never have time to absorb the prior adjustments…total supposition! Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Hey, we are not the only ones suffering through these suppositional times. Our insect world faces this dilemma every minute. See, they think that they are “supposed” to be inside our homes and offices, where it’s safe, warm and plenty of food sources…but they’re wrong. And unless we “change” their minds, I “suppose” they we will continue to prosper in these uninvited areas. I can’t speak for you, but I know that I prefer to share my space with friends and family…not insects.

If your preferences are similar to mine, then stop “supposing” they will just leave and start planning their departure. If you perform your own pest control services then you know it’s time to start making your insecticide applications. This is especially true for fire ants, spiders, and mosquitoes. If your property is plagued with constant fire ants and you are tired of chasing the mounds around your yard, we now have a product called Top Choice that can provide a full year of control, with only one application. Should the fire ants show back up before the end of your 52-week contract, we come back and retreat the active areas at no additional cost.

Mosquitoes on the other hand have to be dealt with constantly. You know that many afternoons and early evenings you have gone inside only because the mosquitoes were driving you crazy, even after lighting your citronella candles and spraying on the Off. Well, let me inform you about some other options. For the DIYer’s, there are hose end spray mixtures that can be applied to your lawn and shrubs that will give you a couple of days control. Or, prior to you or the family going outside, use a fogger type machine that will void the area of adult mosquitoes for a short period of time. Timing of either of these applications is critical to your outside enjoyment…can’t do it real early and can’t do it right before you go out.

If taking the time element and hassle out of the equations is of value to you and your family, then I would suggest a mosquito misting system. These systems are professionally designed an installed to kill mosquitoes within a defined area…the protection zone. Generally, the system is programmed to come on two to four times per day, for 20-45 seconds each time, early in the morning and late at night. This flushes and kills the adult mosquitoes in the protection zone and makes the area less desirable for a mosquito breeding site. Our systems come equipped with a remote control that will allow you, at the push of the button, to perform an immediate application prior to going outside, just for that added protection. The product we use in these systems is a water-based pyrethrum. Pyrethrum is made from the chrysanthemum flowers and is utilized in food processing plants, around livestock, and is labeled for these misting systems. Other insects such as spiders, fleas, flies, and roaches are also controlled with this product, especially in the protection zone.

The whole purpose of these systems is to enable you to spend more quality time outside, away from the television and video games, with your family and friends without having to take a bath in some mosquito repellant. Not to mention reducing the mosquito population and their associated diseases. If you would like more information or a free proposal on these systems or any pest related service, please contact me at Chase Pest Control. Our office number is 936-441-2847 or by email at cary@chasepestcontrol.com.