Mosquito Shield is the leader in professional mosquito and tick control. We take a three-pronged approach to mosquito and tick protection: kill current pests; mask the CO2 that attracts new pests; and repel pests from your home. Our proprietary Mosquito Protection Blend (MPB) represents more than 15 years of product research and development, and our FlexBlend spray technology maximizes the effectiveness of MPB.
Mosquito Shield gives you several options for pest control. We can help by killing harboring mosquitoes, no-see-ums, black flies and other flying insects along with ticks, and we simultaneously repel airborne insects and prevent new pest infestations. Our treatment schedules are flexible so that you see the best results during peak mosquito and tick season. We add our Rain Shield blend to each spray so that treatments withstand light to moderate rain storms.
Our licensed technicians are trained in product application, mosquito and tick behavior, and species identification. We educate our techs to “think like a mosquito” while evaluating properties to find problem areas. They will also study weather and property conditions to take a holistic approach to your pest control treatment.
More than 90 percent of Mosquito Shield and Tick Shield customers reuse us season after season. We carry an unconditional satisfaction guarantee (which we’re happy to say mostly collects dust!). If for any reason you’re unsatisfied after your first visit, we’ll give you a full refund.
Once you contact Mosquito Shield, you can expect a couple things:
- Your first visit is scheduled within five business days of signing up for our treatments.
- You’ll get an email before and after each technician visit.
- The treatment will be applied to your common use areas like pools, decks, patios and swing sets, and it’ll be applied to wherever the mosquitos and ticks breed and live.
- After your first visit, you’ll see a significant reduction in insects, usually within 24 hours of the first treatment.
- A licensed technician will come to your property every two weeks, depending on the mosquito population and weather. Treatments can be effective when done either 10 days apart or even 17 days apart.
Mosquito Shield was founded in September 2001. We’ve all been there, trying to enjoy our homes’ outdoors, only to have our limited time outside ruined by unwanted mosquitos and insects. It was clear that the mosquito control products available at the time—body sprays, candles, mosquito magnets—weren’t up to the task. Frustrated with these options, we set out to formulate a true solution. The following 15 years were spent researching the science behind the mosquito life cycle, testing products, application methods and treatment frequency. We developed our own proprietary blend, Mosquito Protection Blend (MPB), that lasts for weeks and gets stronger as mosquito season progressed. Our MPB is made with natural oils that rid you of current mosquitos and repel future unwanted guests. Combining MPB with our FlexBlend application technology has put us at the forefront of residential mosquito control.
Tick Prevention Plainwell
With the advent of summer, your family is likely planning a number of fun activities outside, such as swimming, camping, hiking and enjoying picnics or cookouts. However, tick prevention for Plainwell residences should be just as high on the list. As the warm weather entices us to enjoy the captivating beauty of nature, so too does it attract one of the most unwelcome pests in the world – ticks. These blood-feasting parasites infect humans and other animals with an assortment of viruses and bacteria that can cause debilitating illnesses, many of which can prove fatal if not diagnosed and treated promptly.
Making sure your family stays healthy this season means understanding how ticks operate, the hazards they bring, and the strategies you can implement to prevent them from invading your home and ruining your summer. As these dangerous parasites are found all across the country and their numbers continue to grow exponentially, it becomes increasingly important to establish a comprehensive plan for tick prevention. Plainwell residents have trusted Tick Shield for almost 20 years, as our specially designed formula serves to kill tick populations on contact and to prevent them from returning.
Tick Prevention for Plainwell Properties
How do ticks target us and where are they likely to be found? Ticks become more active in seeking hosts during the summer months as the temperature increases and the days lengthen. They target mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, especially in forested areas featuring deer and human tracks. Stalking hosts by tracking the carbon dioxide and heat they emit, ticks attach with barbed mandibles and secrete a numbing chemical that prevents us from recognizing their presence. As they feed on us for days, their elastic abdomens allow them to ingest massive amounts of blood, up to a hundred times their body weight.
Natural water supplies are especially tempting to these parasites, as are areas with dense coverings of shrubbery or brush. Also, while rural areas are especially prone to housing ticks, living in a city or suburb doesn’t mean you’re immune from their influence. Ticks also proliferate in high grass and accumulated leaves found in residential areas and can travel to populated neighborhoods by catching a ride on the coats of rodents and deer.
These creatures are not only siphoning our blood but also are capable of transmitting several harmful, even deadly diseases. These include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, and much more.
While many patients can improve with the right treatment, it is necessary for diagnosis and treatment to be prompt or these illnesses can have serious consequences. Pets can be infected with tick-borne illnesses, as well, so make sure to speak with your veterinarian about tick prevention options.
Tick Prevention Strategies for Plainwell Families
There are a few simple strategies you and your family can employ this summer for tick prevention in Plainwell:
- Limit the amount of exposed skin. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants in tightly woven fabrics. Tuck your shirt in, and make sure your pants legs are tucked into your socks.
- Wear light colors. This allows you to see ticks more easily if they’re crawling on your clothing, meaning you have time to brush them off before they reach your skin.
- Use insect repellant spray on clothes and exposed skin. Reapply frequently.
- If you suspect a tick bite, shower right away. Thoroughly examine your hair, scalp, and skin. Be especially mindful of areas that fold and crease, such as behind your knees, in your underarms, and along your waistline.
Learn More About How Tick Shield Can Help
In addition to the strategies listed above, the most significant choice you can make to protect your family from ticks and the illnesses they carry is to invest in a program for tick prevention. Plainwell residents choose Tick Shield year after year. Our formula not only kills existing ticks on contact, but creates a formidable barrier preventing them from returning to your home. Contact Tick Shield today to learn how our trained technicians can help keep your family away from these nasty parasites.