Mosquito Treatment

When the mosquitoes in flight come into contact with the chemical droplets floating in the air, they will be killed. Cold fogging is sometimes called Ultra Low Volume (ULV) treatment as it allows the utilization of only a very small amount of chemical for coverage of a large area.

Although cold fogging can quickly reduce the number of biting mosquitoes, it does not have lasting residual effects. It is, therefore, essential to carry out fogging at the time when the mosquitoes are most active to hit them direct.

Similar to thermal fogging, cold fogging must be conducted by experienced and trained pest control personnel under favorable weather conditions for it to be efficient and effective. If the application is carried out on a windy day or in the heat of the day, the fog will drift away or volatilize and go upward out of the target area.

Treatment Information

Use: Aerosol ULV generator
Pesticide: Evoluer 4-4 ULV

Begin treatment the week of May 23rd and end the last week of September. 1 treatment every 8-12 days will be performed with a total of 13 treatments in the program. Each treatment will be dependent on the weather and the mosquito breeding cycles.

  • Mosquitos lay eggs (up to 100 eggs about every 3rd night after mating) directly into water, eggs will hatch into larvae within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Within as little as 5 days, larvae enter into the pupal stage.
  • Pupa will enter into adult mosquitos within 2-3 days—mate the first few days after emerging into adult stage; males live 3-5 days, females up to 1-2 months.

Ideal weather conditions will be a steady wind between 2-8 mph, no rain, and a cool temperature. Other conditions will be taken into consideration and treatment will be performed under the discretion of the applicator. The price for this program is $1950 per year based on a standard sized farmstead consisting on 1.5 acres or less. We can give a custom quote for larger areas, different treatment frequencies and one-time events such as weddings, family celebrations or any other special occasions upon request.

When planning an outdoor event, schedule a treatment the day before to ensure a mosquito-free environment.

Please see the following websites for more information about residential mosquito control.

Questions & Answers

  • Q: What is larviciding?

    A: Larviciding is controlling mosquitoes in their larval stage. Larvicides are products used to reduce immature mosquito populations. They can be either biological or chemical products. Larvicides are applied directly to water sources that hold mosquito eggs and larvae. When used well, larvicides can help to reduce the overall mosquito population by limiting the number of new mosquitoes that are produced.

  • Q: Do mosquito sprays affect animals other than mosquitoes?

    A: The extremely small droplet aerosols utilized in adult mosquito control are designed to impact primarily on adult mosquitoes at the time of the application. Degradation of these small droplets is rapid, leaving little or no residue in the target area at ground level. These special considerations are major factors that favor the use of very low application rates for these products, generally less than 4 grams active ingredient per acre, and are instrumental in minimizing adverse impacts.

  • Q: Why can’t I see the spray coming out of the truck anymore?

    A: Newer methods of spraying called ultra low volume or ULV have almost eliminated the need for the thermal applications and therefore no fog is seen during spray treatments. This newer method still provides effective control of mosquitoes, eliminates the adverse health and environmental effects of the oil, and is much more efficient.

  • Q: Why do you spray at night and early morning?

    A: A majority of mosquito species are active at night (late afternoon) or early morning and targeting them during these hours reducing the impact we have on non-target species (honey bees, butterflies, etc.). Other benefits of fogging at night include: less people outside and lower temperatures.

  • Q. What does weather permitting mean?

    A. For the most effective results, adultidices should be applied when meteorological conditions create a temperature inversion and wind speed does not exceed 10 mph.

  • Q. How will these insecticides affect me and my family?

    A. The risks to the public and to the environment are very low. Mosquito adulticides are applied as ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays. ULV applications involve small quantities of active ingredient in relation to the size of the area treated, typically less than 2 ounces per acre, which minimizes exposure and risk to people and the environment. At the rates we apply these products, they should not pose a significant risk to you or your family, and in fact, are used at a higher rate to treat head lice in children; however, it is always a good idea to remain indoors and keep windows and doors closed during applications.

  • Q. Should I Take Steps to Reduce Exposure to Pesticides During Mosquito Control Spraying?

    A. Generally, there is no need to relocate during mosquito control spraying. The pesticides have been evaluated for this use and found to pose minimal risks to human health and the environment when used according to label directions. All of the products we use are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency for controlling mosquitoes and protecting the public. Although mosquito control pesticides pose very low risks, some people may prefer to avoid or even further minimize exposure.

  • Q. Can pets go outside during spraying?

    A: The materials used for controlling mosquitoes used in accordance to the label are not harmful to animals. Many times it is same materials used to treat cats and dogs for fleas and ticks. However, if you want to reduce your pet’s exposure, keep them inside during spraying.

  • Q. Will the adult mosquito treatment affect my swimming pool water, lawn furniture, play equipment, toys, etc.?

    A: Your swimming pool water and items found in your yard should not be affected. Applications are made in the very early morning hours or late evening hours, and pyrethrins break down rapidly in sunlight.

  • Q. What if I have a vegetable or fruit garden?

    A: Just as you normally would, wash your vegetables and fruit before you eat them.

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P.O. Box 350
Holdrege NE, 68949
308-995-6573

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904 Brown Street
Alma, NE, 68920
308-928-3100

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19145 S Winchester Avenue
Holstein, NE, 68950
402-756-5374

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48 E Santa Fe Road
Phillipsburg, KS, 67661
785-302-0921
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