Lisa and Daren have been married for over 24 years and have 4 children. They met while attending Western Illinois University, got married, and attended Purdue University while Daren completed his masters degree and Lisa completed her bachelor’s degree. After graduation they moved back to Central Illinois to start their family and careers.
The husband and wife duo complement each other with Daren’s extensive Integrated Pest Management research and development career, and Lisa’s business management degree from Purdue. Daren has spent the past 24+ years working in the area of Integrated Pest Management for several Global Agricultural Pest Management Companies in Illinois and Wisconsin. Although his daily interaction has been with farmers and county extension officers and professors, -he can now offer his expertise to you, the Central Illinois homeowner!
Lisa has been a business consultant for those same 24+ years, and is now bringing her dedicated customer service skills into the business. “Besides being the owner of the #1 franchise in mosquito and tick control, my goal is to be the most focused, customer oriented, pest control company in Central Illinois! Our certified technicians are trained not only in the area of pest management but are also experts in the area of vector management and provide the best customer service every day. I can say that because I too, am a certified technician for The SQUAD!” -Lisa
“As a father of 3 daughters and 1 son, my commitment to protecting them and my wife is foremost on my mind everyday. We love the outdoors, boating, swimming, playing baseball, camping, everything! And with that lifestyle, has come concern for virus infections from mosquitoes and ticks. My education and years of professional experience, along with The SQUAD, has allowed me to no longer be concerned with vector born diseases that can harm us and our community within our own properties. -Instead I have become an expert on how to eliminate and control the world’s deadliest animal. I am proud to not only help protect my family in Illinois, but also be a part of a global effort like Malaria No More.” -Daren
The SQUAD Passion: “We approach every day with a passion to do our best in every capacity so our clients can enjoy their yards and outdoor spaces.”
• Invented the Protective Barrier Treatment in 2005.
• Delivered over 1.3 million protective treatments in over 10 years.
• Tested and continue to test numerous environmentally responsible products to identify the
most effective recipe for immediate and continuous 14-21 day protection, eliminating 85-90%
of the mosquito population.
• Treat using a targeted application of a proprietary mix that provides immediate knock-down
elimination and residual protection from mosquitoes.
• Adhere to all local, state and federal licensing guidelines and utilize pest-control solutions that
have been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
• Licensed technicians are trained specialists in mosquito and tick control and return every 14-21
days for season-long protection.
• Confirm customer service dates 24 hours in advance and confirm work completion before
leaving the property.
• Arrive at the property ready to work and easily identified in official Mosquito Squad vehicle and
• Guarantee client satisfaction with a free re-treatment offer or a refund of the treatment cost.
• Stress to all homeowners the importance of basic backyard mosquito control by eliminating
standing water: Tip, Toss, Turn, Tarp Removal, Take Care, Team Up, Treat.
• Emphasize to all homeowners our 6Cs of tick control: Clear out, Clean, Choose plants, Check
hiding places, Care for family pets, and Call the pros.
We love our communities and strive to keep them educated and protected.
Mosquito Squad supports Malaria No more by donating a portion of our profits and sending experts to educate people around the world about the dangers of mosquitoes.
Pests don't stand a chance.
Mosquito Squad's most popular mosquito control service, our traditional barrier spray will decrease your yard's mosquito population by 85-90%! Our trained technicians treat key areas of your property, eliminating adult mosquitoes on contact and providing continuous protection, reapplying every 2-3 weeks.
Mosquito Squad's all natural mosquito spray is made up of essential oils, eliminating adult mosquitoes on contact and repelling 70-75% of your property's mosquito population. As opposed to our traditional barrier protection, the all natural treatment must be applied every 14 days.
For the most comprehensive tick control, our technicians utilize a combination of our traditional barrier spray and tick tubes. Our barrier spray will eliminate adult ticks on contact while tick tubes are placed in key areas on your property, twice a season, to eliminate ticks at their nymph stage.
Mosquito Squad's mosquito misting system is installed on your property for continuous control, all season long. The system automatically delivers a 30-second spray 2-4 times a day when mosquitoes are known to be at their most active.
From outdoor weddings to backyard barbecues, our special event spray keeps your guests off the menu. Our trained technicians will spray the area before the event, creating an odorless barrier, eliminating mosquitoes.
Satisfied customers: The strongest proof of our performance
Our kids hate getting bug bites when playing outside. But now Mosquito Squad allows our entire family to enjoy more time outdoors.
We had a Mosquito Squad misting system installed last summer and it has made a huge impact on our backyard. Our 11 year old, who was constantly bitten by bugs, now can play all day without one bite. He raves about it to all his friends in the neighborhood. It’s great for families who want to enjoy their outdoor space.
We called Mosquito Squad last summer when our yard became inundated with mosquitoes. Not only has it allowed us to spend more time outdoors without bug bites, but their service has been wonderful. They call us before and after every spray so we don’t have to worry when we are due or if they’ve been there.