Our mosquito and tick control services are safe for your family, pets, and the environment. Clean Air Mosquito Control services both residential and businesses in St. Louis. Our mosquito and tick control products and techniques are not just effective; they’re safe. Although St. Louis is not tropical, ticks and mostly mosquitos are a huge problem and can cause serious (and minor) issues. Bug bites are annoying, but we will talk about some of the other ways these pests can hurt you, your family and pets. Also, we will provide some resources for you to learn more.
There are many different tick species and most of them are in Missouri. Check out this map to see the different ticks that could affect you. Ticks are known to mostly be in wooded areas, but are very common in neighborhoods and on the lawns of homeowners. A tick can latch on without being noticed and if that pest has an illness, they will pass it on if the tick is unremoved within a day. Ticks do not fly but as stated by the CDC, “they hold the first pair of legs outstretched, waiting to climb on to the host. When a host brushes the spot where a tick is waiting, it quickly climbs aboard. Some ticks will attach quickly and others will wander, looking for places like the ear, or other areas where the skin is thinner.”
The Riverfront Times reports that St. Louis in the top ten nationally for cities affected by mosquitoes. The number of mosquitoes, here, is on the rise. Unfortunately as our warm seasons become more hot and humid, mosquitoes are able to thrive better than ever. Although mosquitoes seem to something we just can’t get rid of, there are solutions to keep your property free of these blood suckers.
Mosquitoes breed in standing water because the moisture nourishes and shields the eggs. It is important to drain any standing water. Think about the toys, little creases in the roll of your hose, clogged gutters, and lot of other places that can possibly hold
water. Also, forget about using bug zappers as those only attract more mosquitoes and other pests. Our team will ensure the product stays around in all areas of your property for a month and kills any larvae that could be in areas of water.
Many of the chemicals used in conventional pest control are harmful to humans (especially children), pets, and pollinators. These highly toxic chemicals can cause a lot of different problems, from skin burns to cancer and other illnesses.
Pests are very resilient. Bugs and insects are extremely adept at adapting to whatever we throw at them. Over time, traditional chemicals used to control ticks and mosquitos are less effective because the bugs that survive the treatments develop a resistance to them. Eventually, conventional treatments become less effective, yet still carry the same dangers to us.
Natural pest control is better for us, the environment, the ecosystem, and for endangered pollinators like honey bees.
Did you know that mosquitos can sense garlic more than 10,000 times more than a human? After we apply our formula to and around your property the scent of garlic will be present to humans for about 3 hours and mosquitoes will sense it for a month with our technique. In addition, garlic is very toxic to mosquitoes and other pesky insects like flies! The addition of cedar oil kills any larvae.
With our garlic based formula and application techniques, we not only repel and kill ticks and mosquitos, we keep a number of other bugs, insects and animals away from your home. Garlic can also keep rabbits and slugs out of your garden to keep your veggies growing strong. The cedarwood oil in our products act as a natural repellent and instantly kills cockroaches, termites, beetles, fleas, silverfish, flies, moths and ants on contact. Bugs don’t adapt to these natural oils, they are naturally repulsed and stay away.
You can reduce and eliminate dangerous ticks and mosquitos in your yard and enjoy a beautiful, safe lawn and garden. Natural can be both safe and effective. If you’re also looking for organic lawn care, visit Clean Air Lawn Care to learn more.
If you are in the St. Louis area, and want a safer way to control ticks and mosquitoes, contact us today for a free quote.