How It Works
- How does Valley Green control my mosquitoes?
Our barrier treatment includes application on not only the “harboring areas”, such as trees, shrubs and tall grasses, but also the rest of your yard. We treat the entire lawn to make sure you get the best results. While mosquitoes tend to spend time in those harboring areas, they have to fly over your lawn to get to you and your family or guest. By treating the whole yard, we increase the effectiveness of the application.
- Can Valley Green control all of the mosquitoes on my property?
No one can guarantee all of the mosquitoes on a given property will be controlled. Typically, you will see a reduction of about 85% of mosquito activity after treatment. The most significant effect will be noticed within 24 hours of the first treatment, and it will typically last for about 21 days. We guarantee your satisfaction if you sign up for a season-long program.
- How long do mosquitoes live? How far can they fly?
Mosquitoes are relatively fragile insects so the average adult lifespan is about two weeks. They typically fly about 1-1.5 miles per hour, and most have a range of 1-3 miles. Certain species in the Midwest have been known to fly up to 7 miles from their breeding grounds. In general, female mosquitoes (females are the biters) prefer to fly at heights of less than 25 feet.
- Can you spray just once for a special event, or do we need a treatment plan?
While we provide full-season coverage traditionally, if you have special events you want covered we can do that as well though we do recommend two treatments for the best coverage. Previously we have provided mosquito control for: family and class reunions, weddings, as well as graduation and birthday parties.
- Do you treat commercial lawns?
We have more than a decade of experience controlling commercial properties for mosquitoes, from golf courses to theme parks and restaurants. We also do one-time treatments for outdoor corporate events, so if you’re planning a company picnic, 5K or other exciting event, we can help!
- How trustworthy is Valley Green?
Valley Green Companies is one of the longest continuously operating mosquito control companies in central Minnesota. We have been providing professional mosquito control treatments since 2004. We also provide excellent customer service and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee when you sign up for a full-season program.
- How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment by phone or online.
- What if my mosquito control question isn’t answered here?
If you have questions which aren’t answered in the FAQ, please, give us a call and we would be happy to answer. No question is a silly question!