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Frequently Asked Questions

Mosquito Hero is a safe way to protect your property from pesky mosquitoes. Using our mosquito treatment for your outdoor space, it will reduce the population of mosquitoes in your yard and will protect you from unwanted bites. Our trained technicians will come to evaluate your property to determine the most habitable spaces and will come spray affected areas each month for guaranteed mosquito control. Mosquito Hero makes it a priority to provide you with valuable information on mosquitoes to ensure a safer outdoor living space once again.

Mosquitoes tend to rest on the underside of leaf surfaces, in dense plant material such as trees, shrubs, hedges, grasses & under structures like decks, porches, and stairways. 

Remove mosquito habitats. Two stages of the mosquito lifecycle require water. Eliminating sources that collect standing water such as old tires, clogged gutters, bird baths or areas where puddles are formed effectively reduces mosquito breeding grounds. 

Mosquito treatments whether they are natural based treatments or synthetic-based treatments are evaluated for safety from Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. These registered compounds are safe and effective when they are prepared and applied according to their labeled use. Prior to their approval for use, scientific risk-assessments are performed by the PMRA, using all available data. From such assessments, acceptable safe residue levels are established which is often six orders of magnitude—one-millionth—of levels that could be harmful. However, we do recommend that children and pets be kept inside during spraying, and for a minimum of 30 minutes after the application has been completed. 

Although water is a common breeding ground for mosquitoes, it would be environmentally irresponsible to treat these areas. For this reason, we maintain a safe distance from any water sources when applying our mosquito control treatment. 

Mosquito Hero’s control treatment creates a barrier that repels mosquitoes, causing them to stay far away from the application on your property.

One application will be effective for approximately 30 days.

While a one-time treatment is effective in temporarily reducing mosquito populations, monthly treatments are required to continue the extermination cycle.

When applying, we always recommend that a customer waits approximately 30 minutes until the treated areas have dried. As soon as the product has dried, you can go back to enjoying your outdoor space.

Truth be told, only female mosquitoes draw blood. This is because they need human blood to reproduce. While they also feed on plant matter, they must feed on enough blood to where the eggs receive nourishment from the protein, assisting in their development.

Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide. In fact, they can detect it from 35 meters away! Once they get closer, other factors come into play, such as body odors, movement, and heat. Mosquitoes are most attracted to sweat, perfume and people drinking beer.

Mosquitoes' lifespan can be anywhere from 1-4 weeks long. Although, some species of mosquitoes can live up to 6 months in garages and attics during the long winter months

There are over 2,700 different mosquito species around the world. They serve as food sources for a wide range of organisms, such as plants and animals, but are not critical to any predator species.

Potentially. Some mosquitoes do carry diseases and if bitten by one, you could get infected but that’s not to say that all bites are dangerous.

Yes. Mosquitoes prefer bare skin, however it’s still possible to get bitten while fully clothed. Clothing such as silk, spandex and thin cotton are more susceptible to biting mosquitoes, whereas wearing thicker materials can help protect your skin.

If you’re experiencing mosquitoes in your home, it is likely because they are coming in from your garage, a broken or unsealed window, or screen doors. Mosquitoes are tiny in size, so can easily squeeze through any small space.

No. The products Mosquito Hero uses are completely safe for any other animals when used according to label directions. We recommend waiting for the application to dry (approximately half an hour) prior to allowing pets in your yard.

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