Posts tagged ‘maryland’

March 7, 2010

HAGERSTOWN’S STINK BUGS

There was a warm welcome for Mosquito Squad in Hagerstown this weekend. Many visitors to the show had problems with mosquitoes and concerns about ticks and Lyme disease. Then there was the STINK BUG issue. It seems that about 90% of people coming through the show were bugged–yes, pun intended–mostly by stink bugs.

We were touched by the sharing of Lyme stories by a number of visitors. Clearly Washington County has it’s share of infected ticks, and mice which act as a vector in spreading this disease to dogs and people. It is our goal to help reduce the incidence of Lyme through our Barrier Spray treatment and the Tick Tubes.

The Barrier Spray is effective in eliminating mosquitoes and adult ticks. As you may know, the young ticks, nymphs, are active carriers of Lyme. They take their first blood meal from mice which can contract Lyme. As the tick grows to adulthood, it moves on to bigger mammals for blood meals. Deer are one choice, though they apparently do not contract Lyme. Other choices for blood meals are dogs, cats and humans all of which can contract Lyme.

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January 21, 2010

Planning an Outdoor Wedding?

This time of year there are many newly engaged couples just beginning their wedding plans. For those who are willing to brave the outdoors and plan a garden wedding, here’s a thought…

Will your wedding be in an area that has mosquitoes or ticks? You really want everything to be perfect for you and your guests with good food, a nice band, and a really fun event where everyone is comfortable. If there is a risk of pesky biting mosquitoes or ticks carrying Lyme disease, here is a great, low-cost solution: Mosquito Squad.

January 11, 2010

Mosquito Control That Really Works

Mosquito Problem?

You might not be thinking about this with that white stuff on the ground right now, but are you sick of being run indoors? Last summer I was.  One day in June, my family had not been able to continue enjoying meals outside anymore. It wasn’t the weather, it was the biting mosquitoes (especially those asian tiger mosquitoes) and the fear of ticks. We’d be run in by those little pests so fast that we’d given up eating outside.  I heard about this company called Mosquito Squad and couldn’t wait to see if it was all it claimed to be.  My reason was twofold: my family needed relief in the yard and in the back of my mind, I thought if it worked, it might be a franchise I would want to buy. (I learned about this company as a franchise consultant that helps others find the right franchise to start up.)

The Test

One Wednesday in June, we got the first application on our yard. Two days later,  we had a couple families over for a casual diner. All nine of us ate outside. Then we stayed out till 10:30 playing board games at the table with not one mosquito. We got our yard back. What a great summer it turned out to be, though I noticed we were the only ones in our neighborhood outside those following months.

It tuns out I’m not the only one who loves this service and the company behind it. There were 18 new franchisees at training a month ago preparing to open 20 new territories in the country.  Here is the link to see if your area is covered: www.MosquitoSquad.com .  If it’s not and/or you think you might want to own a franchise, click here.

Wishing you Healthy, Happy Outdoor Living!

Susan

Proud new owner of Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery County 301-444-5566