How many times have you been chased into your Champaign-Urbana area house by mosquitoes on an otherwise nice, warm summer night while trying to enjoy your yard, patio, or deck? By now you know that tiki torches and citronella candles aren’t that effective, and who wants to spray themselves head to toe with bug spray? Nobody wants to smell like that. And no only are mosquitoes annoying, they’re downright dangerous. In fact, they’re literally the most dangerous animals in the world, due to all diseases they carry, some fatal.
Some counties and municipalities do aerial mosquito treatment, or drive around mosquito fogging trucks, and those treatments only eliminate adult mosquitoes on contact. However, the City of Champaign’s website says bluntly "The City does not have an adult mosquito eradication program and does not target nuisance mosquitoes.”
So what’s a person to do to get relief from mosquitoes in Champaign-Urbana area? Call the pros at Mosquito Squad of Central Illinois, thats what. We’re here to help you “fight the bite” and take back your yard. Our traditional barrier treatment eliminates up to 90% of mosquitoes in your yard and continues to eliminate them for three weeks.
When our certified technicians arrive at your house, the first thing we do is walk around your property, treating and eliminating standing water pools and any other potential mosquito-breeding sites. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have. Then, we walk the perimeter of your yard, treating all the surfaces we can, and then work our way inward. We’re careful to avoid flowers and other bee-friendly plants, but distribute our micro-encapsulated formula onto trees, bushes, wood piles, patios, on and under decks, lawn ornaments, you name it.
Within 30 minutes, our EPA-registered formula is dry and adhering to everything it was applied to, and you can safely return to your yard. Our barrier treatment spray knocks down adult mosquitoes on contact and prevents eggs from hatching, thus stopping their life cycle. Because it adheres to whatever it’s applied to and is time released, our method of Champaign IL mosquito control continues to eliminate mosquitoes in your yard for up to three weeks before needing reapplication. Our barrier treatment is both odorless and colorless, so you can’t even tell it’s there. But you’ll know it’s there and working when you notice that for three weeks, the mosquitoes in your yard will have lessened by nearly 90%.
We know it’s easy to forget to reschedule, which is why we offer seasonal mosquito control plans for your Champaign IL property so you can enjoy the outdoors at your house all summer long, while leaving the bugs up to us.
When many people hear the word “tick,” they automatically think of Lyme disease, and understandably so — it’s the most well-known tick-borne illness, and all over the Northeast and Midwest. But ticks transmit more than just Lyme disease, that one’s just the “most famous.” There are other, much more serious tick-borne illnesses to worry about, and recently the CDC released a report saying between 2004 and 2016, diseases transmitted by insects and ticks have more than tripled.
That’s pretty frightening. But not to worry — Mosquito Squad is also your authority in Champaign IL
We have a two step process for keeping you and your family safe from ticks in your yard.
The first thing we do is follow the same barrier spray process that we do for mosquitoes, applying our specially-developed formula to all areas of your yard (aside from flowers), from the perimeter inward. We give a lot more attention to the tall grassy areas of your property (if there are any), because that’s where ticks like to hang out and rest, breed, and wait to hitch a ride on the next passerby to grab their next blood meal. We’re here to make sure it’s not you or your loved ones.
Since our formula is designed to be time released, your property will be protected for up to 21 days once the treatment is dispersed — just like for mosquitoes. Our barrier treatment has the added benefit of preventing the eggs of ticks from hatching and thus puts a stop to the next generation of these pests.
Obviously, not all ticks are carriers of scary pathogens, but it’s best to be on the safe side. Ticks become infected when they feed on small animals (usually mice) that are infected. By going straight to the source and implementing tick tubes, we’re able to eliminate ticks before they even come near people or pets.
Tick tubes are small biodegradable tubes that are stuffed with a permethrin-treated cotton that mice and other small animals love to bring back to their burrows. The permethrin rubs off on the fur of these critters, and when ticks decide to take a bite out of them, they’re eliminated shortly afterward. Mosquito Squad is very strategic on where we place tick tubes to ensure maximum efficiency and mouse enticement. By taking this extra, proactive step, we’re able to ensure a reduction in your yard’s tick population by up to 90%, before they’re able to multiply or come anywhere near you or your family.
We firmly believe in and stand behind all our products and services, but if you’re not happy, we’re not happy. So let us know, and we’ll either re-treat your property or give you your money back — no questions asked.
Contact Mosquito Squad of Central Illinois today to for the most effective Champaign IL mosquito control and Champaign IL tick control, you can find. We want to make sure that everyone in Champaign-Urbana is protected and can enjoy their own yards all throughout the season, so give us a call at 217-919-9292 or drop us a line via our contact form and we’ll reach out to you. We look forward to helping you take back your yard!
Spring and summer are prime times for outdoor events like weddings, graduation parties, and family reunions. If you’re planning an outdoor event, don’t forget to call Mosquito Squad for our one-time special event treatment. It’s important that your guests have a good time without the swatting and itching.
We’ll come out to the site of the occasion one to three days in advance and treat the entire area with our traditional barrier treatment, and you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your party won’t be crashed by mosquitoes. It only takes about 20 minutes to do a treatment, and 30 minutes to dry, so it’s easy to schedule around caterers, tent setup, and other party prep. We’ll be there and gone before you know it, and your guests won’t be on the mosquito menu!
All of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registered, but we know there are some people who won’t settle for anything less than 100% natural. Which is why we designed and developed an all-natural alternative based on natural oils. Rather than eliminate bugs, it repels them with a botanical scent that is invisible to human noses but very repulsive to insects, which basically “chases” them out of your yard.
With this method, most customers notice a significant reduction of yard pests anywhere between 65-80%. It’s also a time-released formula, but because of its botanical makeup breaks down slightly faster than our traditional treatment. Therefore, we recommend reapplication of our all-natural formula every two weeks, instead of three.