Mosquito Facts and Figures

Mosquitoes are a nuisance, and arguably the most annoying of all the pests we encounter at certain times of the year. Some of our competitors would have you believe that the only good mosquito is a dead mosquito, but that’s simply not true. It’s important to remember that the relationship between pest exposure and pesticide exposure is inverse; the more we reduce your exposure to pests by treating for mosquitoes, the more we increase the amount of pesticides you and the environment will be exposed to.

At PesTecs, we take a more scientific approach to a very old problem with the hope that we can minimize pesticide use while achieving acceptable levels of pest reduction. By making use of available data we can target treatment for when we will have the greatest impact on nuisance mosquito species, and ensure that we are treating areas most likely to be inhabited by the pests we are trying to manage.

Who is treating my home and yard? CT Pesticide Applicator Laws

At PesTecs, your specific situation is more than just your address and payment method. That’s why before making any chemical treatment to your home or yard, we insist that PesTecs supervisor meet with you to discuss the context and review the recommended treatment plan and provide you with other available options.

Pyrethoids and the Chrysanthemum Myth

We get asked a lot about “all-natural treatment options,” for mosquito control, and some of our competitors advertise these all-natural treatment options. At Pestecs we stay on top of best-practice and our goal is to truly minimize the use of harmful chemicals, but we are also skeptical of “all-natural” claims, and we firmly believe in being 100% transparent with what we are doing.

Mosquitoes and Ticks

Oftentimes we find people justify treating their yards for mosquitoes because they believe they are also protecting their family from ticks at the same time. And let’s face it, even without the news scaring us about the risks of Zika and other diseases, mosquitoes make being outside less enjoyable. There is no shame in wanting to be able to enjoy an evening in the backyard without being eaten alive by mosquitos or having to soak your entire family in Deet.

We make it our business to know the latest science around tick and mosquito control in Fairfield County, and we use this insight to manage your mosquito problem while minimizing the use of chemicals.

Bee Careful

PesTecs is very concerned with declining bee populations, and we have designed our workday around minimizing the negative effects of pesticides on bees.

The PesTecs workday for outdoor broadcast pesticide applications begins in the early evening and goes until the work is done. Our later work day is safer for bees at the time of treatment, and is more effective on mosquitoes which means we can achieve the same results with fewer applications.

About PesTecs

Like a lot of things in life, pest management takes planning and effort. There are a lot of companies out there who just want your name, address, and payment method in order to provide you “service”, but you have to be careful and make sure they are not just selling pesticide treatments. PesTecs is not one of those companies. We believe that before using restricted use chemicals around your home and yard, it’s worth taking a bit of time to game-plan the situation.

PesTecs is as committed to solving your pest problem as we are committed to protecting you, your family, and the environment from pesticides.


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