Control mosquitoes in your lawn and garden
Deter mosquitoes without harming you, your family, pets or the environment
No one wants mosquitoes around, especially with today's risk of getting West Nile Virus. As with everything we do, Greenwise has a safe, effective solution to controlling mosquitoes and ticks.
Greenwise Natural Insect Deterrent is non-toxic and safe for your pets. It's 100% organic cedar oil-based application that effectively kills mosquitoes, eggs and larvae and deters adult mosquitoes from entering the treated area well after we have serviced it.
How often do we need to treat?
Every two weeks is optimal for our Natural Insect Deterrent service. We also offer monthly and weekly options because we know that even within our service area the incidence of biting insects can vary greatly due to differences in rainfall, temperature and other weather conditions, as well as foliage and proximity to ravines and streams.
How often your property needs to be treated depends on many variables. For example, do you have a lot of standing water on your property? If so, controlling the mosquito population will be more difficult.
To help, make sure you don't leave any standing water around. Mosquitoes don't need much water to lay eggs--a 1/2" of water will do it. You'll want to regularly dump out any item that contains stagnant water, such as plant saucers, dog bowls and bird baths. If you need to refill them, do so with fresh water on a daily basis, especially for your dog and bird baths. Most mosquito eggs hatch within 48 hours.
Kids' toys, buckets, wading pools, and anything else that holds water but you don't want to throw out should be flipped over when not in use so they don't fill with any water.
Old tires are a notorious culprit. They retain water and provide a warm, sheltered environment that's perfect for mosquito breeding. Throw them out. If you're using a tire for a swing, drill a hole in the bottom so water can drain freely.
The best time to look is right after a rain storm, when water collects in small items you might not think of as problematic.
"Greenwise has always been responsive to all my requests and has stood behind all their work. They do a nice job of communicating when they have done lawn treatments. I'm also appreciative of them taking time to explain what types of products they use and why they use them."
– Todd, Evanston