Mosquito Terminator is located in Simcoe County. Using a backpack sprayer designed for precise application, we treat the areas where mosquitoes like to hide during the heat of the day such as your tree-line, shrubs, dense plant material and other shady areas. This creates a mosquito barrier to ensure that you get to enjoy the outdoors day or night! Feel free to call, text or email us for a free quote or any questions you may have!
A treated yard with no mosquitoes in sight is a happy place. Enjoy being outdoors this summer without the pests. This will make a more enjoyable summer for you and your family!
Lakes , forest , late nights . Check, check and check! Cottages and Camps are the perfect mix for a swarm of mosquitoes. That is, until Mosquito Terminator drops by.
Wether you are planning an outdoor wedding, party or BBQ ensure your invited guests aren't greeted by uninvited guests! We can treat the property ahead of time so that everyone can enjoy the day!
What is a Mosquito-Breeding Site?
A mosquito-breeding site is any container, depression, or area containing stagnant water for a period longer than seven days. Mosquitos lay their eggs in this water and the larva grows and emerges as a mosquito in a few days. By preventing and eliminating breeding sites, adult mosquito numbers can be decreased, which can then reduce your risk of being bitten by a mosquito.
Examples of Mosquito-Breeding Sites
- Rain barrels
- Bird baths
- Pool covers
- Boats and or canoes
- Old tires
- Lawn equipment and ornaments
What Can I Do to eliminate potential breeding sites?
- Keep grass cut and trim shrubs and bushes
- Keep swimming pools, spas and hot tubs chlorinated and covered tightly when not in use
- Change birdbath water weekly
- Ensure water doesn’t accumulate in tires and tire swings
- Empty buckets, wheel barrows and pots
- Store small boats and canoes upside down
- Be sure boat covers do not accumulate water
- Keep eavestroughs and rain gutters clean
- Drain plastic covers on lawn chairs and other outdoor equipment weekly
What is West Nile Virus?
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause illness. This virus can be spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become carriers of the virus when they feed on infected birds. Human infections from the virus are rare and those affected usually experience only mild symptoms such as fever or headaches. The transmission of West Nile Virus can be greatly reduced by eliminating mosquito-breeding sites around your home and property.
You can help reduce your chance of being bitten by a mosquito by:
- Calling Mosquito Terminator
- Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors
- Applying a repellent containing DEET sparingly to skin and clothing
- Making sure all windows and doors in your home have screens that are in good condition
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a treatment last?
The treatment effect entirely varies from property to property as it really depends the surroundings. Clients have experienced a reduction of mosquitoes for up to 5 weeks.
What is the cost?
Pricing is based on the size of your property, density of vegetation and how many treatments you would like to receive. Each property is unique and we customize each barrier to successfully treat your mosquito problem. If you are interested in a quote, please fill the form here.
What is the product?
We primarily use a permethrin based pesticide named Dragnet. This product is regulated by Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency and Provincially under the Pesticides Act. As an alternative, we do offer an all-natural repellent product as well however generally recommend the pesticide as better results are expected.
Is it safe for animals and people?
We do ask everyone and pets stay inside while we are spraying the product. Once the product is dried (generally 30min to 1 hour - weather dependent) there is little opportunity for the product to transfer to people or pets that brush against it.
Does someone need to be home for your treatments?
No. We will notify you at least 24 hours before your treatment. If you are home, we will check in and check out with you. Either way, we will leave notice that your yard has been protected by Mosquito Terminator. The Ontario Pesticides Act under the Ontario Regulation 63/09 section 81 requires exterminators to post signs to warn or provide notice to persons that the pesticides have been used.
How long does it take to take effect?
If the application was done during a humid day, it could take a day or two. If it was done during a warm dry sunny day, it could have an immediate effect. Essentially the mosquitoes need to go to their "hidding" spots (trees, shrubs, vegetation) in order to hide from the heat/sun.
What if it rains after my yard has been treated?
As long as your yard has had adequate time to dry and bind to the plants after the application of your treatment, normal rain should not impact the effectiveness of our service.
Will all the mosquitoes be elimited?
Unfortunately no service can offer 100% reduction of mosquitoes. However, you should expect a great reduction that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors! Also please ensure to take a look at our Mosquito Info section for tips on how to extend the effect. Although everyone has a difference tolerance level and depending on your surroundings, it could be expected to still see mosquitoes during dusk.
Is there a guarantee?
Unfortunately as there are multiple variables that can affect the return rate of mosquitoes, we can't offer any official guarantee. These variables include things such as: surrounding stagnent water near your property, amount of forested untreated areas and weather such as humidity. We do however guarantee that the correct amount of pesticide is used and our licenced technicians do the best job possible in order to get the best results possible as our full intention is to get life long clients and keep them happy! Our best tip is to rely on the Reviews!