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 Spraying in Vicksburg That Works
As the seasons change, your family will want to take advantage of the warm weather and engage in a variety of outdoor activities. One way to make sure the fun lasts is by tick spraying. Vicksburg families rely on Tick Shield to keep them away from these pests. Enjoy the outdoors around your home with Tick Shield’s services in Vicksburg. These parasites feed on the blood of their hosts, and in the process, can infect humans and other animals with a variety of bacteria and viruses that can cause disease.
Keeping your family healthy this summer means learning how ticks function and the dangers they bring, so you can implement a smart strategy to prevent them from taking over your property. The most effective way to divert them from your backyard is through the application of Tick Shield, a comprehensive program of professional tick spraying. Vicksburg clients rave about the success of our product, with 90% of them requesting our services every season.
Tick Spraying Makes Sure Ticks Don’t Infest Your Property
Where are ticks found and why do they target us? An increase in temperature and longer days prompt ticks to become active in seeking hosts, which can be mammals, birds, and even reptiles or amphibians. As they are full of potential hosts of all different species, wooded areas are popular homes for ticks, especially those containing human or deer tracks. Ticks tend to congregate in areas with natural water supplies, where they can easily attach to hosts that have come to drink, as well as any area with a dense, woody cover of shrubs or brush.
It isn’t just rural areas that have to contend with ticks. Ticks flourish in residential properties, hiding in high grass and accumulated leaves. In addition to attaching directly to human hosts, they can catch a ride into more populated areas by traveling on deer and rodents. Tick populations have been reported throughout all of the country and have increased dramatically over the past decade.
Ticks find hosts by following the heat and carbon dioxide humans and pets emit. They attach by stabbing their barbed mandible into the skin, which cannot be dislodged by simple scratching. They secrete a chemical that numbs the area, allowing them to feast for days undetected. Newborn ticks with six legs, called seed ticks, can attack an animal in swarms that are tens of thousands strong. Puppies, kittens, and elderly or weakened dogs and cats are especially vulnerable to seed ticks, which can cause paralysis, anemia, and even death. Adult ticks have elastic abdomens, so they are able to ingest enormous amounts of blood, up to a hundred times their body weight.
Not only are these parasites repulsive, but they also carry a variety of harmful and even life-threatening diseases, such as Lyme disease, St. Louis encephalitis, tick paralysis and much more. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is necessary to prevent these illnesses from becoming more severe and potentially fatal. Tick spraying for your Vicksburg property is a simple way to help your family enjoy the summer months outdoors.
How Tick Shield Works
Our custom blend is merged with EPA-registered control products and sprayed via specialized equipment by experienced technicians. Technicians are thoroughly trained in tick species identification and behavior patterns, so they can identify and treat problem areas. When you invest in tick spraying, your Vicksburg property becomes a barrier that prevents ticks from returning. This barrier lasts for weeks and is further strengthened by a schedule of regular return visits.
Now that you know just how ubiquitous ticks are and the dangers they pose to your family, your next step is to establish a thorough program of tick spraying. Vicksburg residents have trusted our services for almost two decades and the majority of our customers continue to call us every year. Contact Tick Shield today for a consultation and discuss how we can help protect your family from tick bites, allowing you to enjoy a healthy and worry-free summer.