Frequently Asked Questions

You have the questions and we have the answers.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have the questions and we have the answers.

MosquitoTex only charges $74 plus tax per yard spraying treatment for most homesteads—up to 1/3 acre. For larger yards up to an acre or ones with significantly more foliage that needs to be treated, you will be bumped to the next tier and only pay $84 plus tax per yard spraying. MosquitoTex will inform you of your payment tier prior to your first service and upon initial inspection of your yard. Upon request, MosquitoTex also provides mid-cycle re-sprays for a nominal cost ($15) to help boost the effectiveness of your most recent treatment.

MosquitoTex will treat your yard roughly every 21 days. This time frame is to help effectively disrupt the mosquito hatch cycle and reduce mosquito activity in your yard as much as possible. Three weeks also is about the amount of time that our barrier spray remains effective on the treated foliage around your property before it begins to break down.

You can return to your yard within 30 minutes of your MosquitoTex barrier spray yard treatment. If your schedule allows, we recommend going ahead and waiting a full hour before getting back out in the yard.

We will alert you at least 24 hours in advance of your next treatment and the general time frame that a MosquitoTex technician will be treating your property.

The product we spray in your yard is an EPA-registered general-use pesticide. Its active ingredient is commonly used in flea and tick collars and different pet shampoos. An environmentally responsible product, the yard spray MosquitoTex applies uses a synthetic form of a pyrethrin called a pyrethroid. Pyrethrins are a natural byproduct of chrysanthemum flowers, which the plant uses as a natural defense mechanism against insects. Any product that is a pyrethroid has a similar, albeit synthetic, chemical structure as a pyrethin, and can be used safely around your children and pets.

No, you do not need to be home when a MosquitoTex technician is applying your barrier spray yard treatment. It is important, however, that any side gates are unlocked—or that you’ve provided your gate code to the technician ahead of time—and that your pets are inside while our technician is treating your yard.  

Upon request, MosquitoTex will provide a mid-cycle re-spray for a nominal cost ($15) to help boost the effectiveness of your most recent treatment. We’ll get your re-spray scheduled as quickly as possible, and simply add the cost onto your next payment.

We want to be completely open and honest on this one, even if that means you end up choosing a yard spraying service other than MosquitoTex. To be clear, no yard spraying service can completely eradicate mosquitoes from your yard and provide 100% protection. There are simply too many factors that affect mosquito activity to make this possible. If you’re told otherwise by another yard spraying service—that they’ll “get rid of 100% of your mosquitoes guaranteed!”—we feel it’s important to let you know that you’re probably not being told the entire truth.   

With the MosquitoTex barrier spray treatment, you typically should start experiencing around an 80-90% reduction in mosquito activity after the third treatment. This is, indeed, a huge reduction in your mosquito population, but yes—it’s possible you may still see a mosquito or two around your yard. If you encounter a bothersome enough level of mosquito activity, we ask that you email or call to request a mid-cycle re-spray, which our technician will quickly come out and provide for a nominal cost ($15) to help boost the effectiveness of your current barrier treatment.

Yes, the MosquitoTex barrier spray works on more than just mosquitoes. We treat your yard with a broad-spectrum pesticide. In addition to mosquitoes, it is effective against fleas, ticks and many other undesirable yard pests.

We understand there is a lot of discussion around the use of pesticides and the potential impact on bee populations. While we may not necessarily like bee stings, we do care about protecting bees because of the beneficial role they play as pollinators. The mosquito control product that is sprayed around your homestead is heavily diluted, which enables us to target your bothersome mosquitoes while reducing the possibility of harming bees and other beneficial pollinators. Importantly, we train our mosquito control technicians to avoid any heavy spraying around flowering plants or other areas where bees are actively present. If bee activity is observed in a particular spot around your yard, we take steps to avoid any direct spraying in that area and will inform you of such in the door hanger service notes we leave behind after our visit.

We’re glad you asked! We probably get asked this question more than any other by customers who are tired of dealing with the annoyance of mosquitoes. We strongly believe in taking a multi-faceted approach to help reduce the mosquito population on your property. Here are a few easy things you can do to help:

  • Keep a well-maintained yard and trim back any overgrown areas. Mosquitoes are attracted to the undersides of leaves and the shade provided by bushes, shrubs and other overgrown foliage.
  • Get rid of any standing water around your property. This includes turning over empty flower pots or other containers that might collect rain or water from your irrigation system. Be sure to keep an eye on that bird bath too, and empty it out if the water has been standing too long.
  • Citronella candles placed around your yard can also help. Light them 30 minutes before going outside to allow time for the aromatic to permeate around your property and help repel nearby mosquitoes.

We do our best to keep an eye on the weather and will avoid spraying your yard if rain is in the immediate forecast for your area. If it does happen to rain after our technician services your yard, so long as the barrier spray has had time to dry—about 30 minutes to an hour—the rain should not reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. We do, however, approach post-treatment inclement weather on a case-by-case basis. For instance, a light drizzle within a few hours after treatment is different than the impact of a full-on downpour. Please know that MosquitoTex will always work with you on the handling of post-treatment weather incidents, and will gladly come back out to re-treat your yard should you feel there has been a negative impact on your barrier spray treatment.

We recommend against it. If your sprinklers run too close prior to when our technician sprays your yard, the surfaces of the lower-lying foliage around your property will then be wet, which can affect the ability of our barrier spray to adhere to your vegetation. If it’s absolutely necessary that you run your sprinklers on the same day, we recommend not running them until after our technician has treated your yard and the barrier spray has fully had time to dry—about 30 minutes to an hour—and adhere to the foliage around your property.