As every Houstonian knows, dealing with a mosquito infestation is tough. Even if you try to remove standing water and places for these blood-sucking pests to hide, they breed so quickly that it can feel impossible to decrease your mosquito population. The best mosquito control techniques target mosquitoes at every stage of their life cycle, and that’s exactly what we do at Chem-free.
Here’s what Chem-free customers can expect:
You’ll plan your treatment with an inspector.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution. After you reach out to our office, we’ll set up an appointment for one of our experienced inspectors to come out and look at your problem. He or she will conduct a preliminary assessment, then talk to you about the kinds of treatments that will be the most likely to be successful based on the specific nature of the issue and the layout of your property.
We’ll uncover and target breeding sites.
The first part of your treatment will involve a Chem-free technician conducting an in-depth survey of your property and determining where the mosquitoes are breeding or most likely to be breeding. Common locations where these pests tend to lay their eggs are in and around:
- storm drains near the curb
- on saucers placed near doors
- in ornamental ponds, pet bowls, potted plants, rain barrels, rain gutters clogged with debris, trashcans and recycling containers, tires, wading pools and wheelbarrows
- among vegetation that’s particularly dense
- in tree holes where water can gather
The common denominator between all of these environments? Moisture. Where it’s wet–even just a tiny bit–mosquitoes can thrive.
We’ll push existing mosquitoes out with natural repellents.
People who contact us don’t want to flood their home with dangerous chemicals to get rid of mosquitoes. They want to utilize natural methods. Safe methods.
So, after the technician has identified the problem areas on your property, he or she will recommend natural solutions that have been shown to help. This could include porch screens, “bug lights”, citronella candles and repelling plants, such as basil, catnip, geraniums, lavender, marigold and rosemary.
We’ll offer low-impact options as a last resort.
Beyond those natural repellants, Chem-free will help you lower the mosquito population around your home with several different low-impact treatments. Although these treatments won't completely eliminate every mosquito, experience a marked decrease, especially in the short-term.
What do we offer?
The great thing about our misting systems is that they serve as an ongoing deterrent that kills mosquitoes. Here’s how they work:
We set up inconspicuous nozzles around your yard, targeted at areas where mosquitoes are known to breed and rest, and create a regular schedule. When the appointed times come, these nozzles will automatically spray out a product that is lethal to mosquitoes but completely safe for you and your loved ones containing the naturally-occurring substance pyrethrin.
Because misting systems are completely automated, you don’t need to worry about remembering to spray and the stations can be adjusted to spray more or less frequently, based on the extent of your problem. Your technician will provide you with a keyfob that enables you to use the misters outside of their regular schedule if needed.
Of course, not everyone needs a bigger, more permanent solution like a misting system. Maybe the mosquitoes usually aren’t much of an issue, but for whatever reason, you’re currently having a tough time with them right now.
Those are a few reasons that some of our customers tend to prefer using our foggers. If you choose this service, a technician will come to your property with a backpack fogging device and spray both your back and front yard. This method allows someone with a trained eye to personally target areas you know to be problems, which can reduce mosquito populations for as long as one month.
People who utilize this service can do so as the need arises or create a recurring fogging schedule.
Chem-free proudly serves Houston, as well as Cypress, Katy, Sugarland, Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands and Kingwood.