Q. How long does it take to apply the Fog Off treatment and how long will it last?
A. A typical treatment will average about 20 minutes. Larger gardens may take longer to treat. Each treatment lasts approximately 28 days, at which time our team will be scheduled to treat your yard again.
Q. Do you spray the grass?
A. Not typically. Mosquitoes do not usually seek shelter in the grass. Our goal in doing a pre spray walk of the property is to seek out the areas where mosquitoes will be resting. The most common areas to find mosquitoes during the day include: the underside of the leaves of dense/shrubby plants, under decks and in damp shady areas of the property. We do recommend that you keep your grass short during the mosquito season. In some cases such as special events like weddings and large outdoor parties, we will spray the grass where your guests will be.
Q. Does your treatment get rid of any other pests?
A. Our Fog Off barrier treatment can help with fleas,ticks and some flies but we are targeting mosquitoes. The products we use are very similar to those found in pet shampoos and medicines used to treat these other pests. We can however offer alternative treatments for other pests!
Q. What chemicals are being used in my garden and are they safe? What about for my plants/pond/pets/kids?
A. There are two main products used in our Fog Off mosquito treatment. The first is an all natural product that we use around ponds, vegetable gardens, flowering shrubs and flowers to keep them safe and not harm our pollinators. Our main barrier spray chemical is a synthetic form of pyrethrum called a pyrethroid. We spray this chemical on shrubs, low lying trees, your foundation, mulch beds, etc. All chemicals we use are EPA approved. Widely used in shampoos, outdoor clothing and protection for pets, Permethrin, our most widely used, is a synthetic insecticide with a long history of safety. A risk/benefit balancing analysis conducted by the EPA saw the benefits of permethrin dramatically outweighing the risks. In a comparative test with DEET, when put directly on the skin, typically less than 1% of the active Permethrin ingredient is absorbed into the body; DEET can be absorbed at over 20 times that rate.
You, your children and your pets should not be outside during the application of the spray treatment, but you may return to your outdoor fun after allowing 30 minutes for the treatment to dry.
Q. Does anyone need to be home when the area is treated? How will I know if the treatment was done if I’m not home?
A. No. As long as your gate is unlocked and your pets are inside, our technician can treat. Our trained professionals will obtain any information pertinent to your location (i.e. locked gate) when you sign up. Your technician will leave a door hanger upon completion of your treatment so you will know your yard has been serviced. Information on this door hanger will include your date and time of service as well as any comments and helpful hints the technician may have to help you keep your yard as uninviting as possible for mosquitoes, ticks and other pests.
Q. What if it rains after my yard has been treated?
A. As long as your yard has had adequate time to dry after the application of your treatment (approximately 30 minutes), rain should not impact the effectiveness of your service. However, our Fog Off Guarantee ensures that if the quality of your barrier spray service is affected by rain, we will return to your yard to ensure you are mosquito free until your next scheduled service.
Q. How much does a typical Fog Off mosquito treatment cost?
A. Each property is unique and we customise each barrier spray application to successfully treat your mosquito problem. We price our applications based on the size and density of foliage of your property and the amount of chemical that we will need to use. You can contact us any time for a free quote and we usually don’t even need to visit your property. Our trained agents will be able to take your property address, look it up using our computer program, and assess your property size to give you an accurate quote.
Q. Do you service commercial accounts?
A. Our Fog Off barrier sprays are a great solution for many commercial businesses such as restaurants with patios, parks, campgrounds, public pools and playgrounds, sports fields, daycares, outdoor wedding venues, schools and more