Frequently Asked Questions about Skeeter Ninjas
How long does it take to treat my yard?
Typically, a mosquito control treatment will take an average of about 20-30 minutes. If the yard is larger it may take longer to treat. Skeeter Ninjas in Atlanta takes the time to provide mosquito control backyards need.
How long does a treatment last?
Treatments last around 21 days. If you have signed up for our season-long plans or multiple spray packages a technician will be scheduled to provide the next treatment at the conclusion of that 21-day period.
Does the grass need to be treated?
Since mosquitoes don’t usually seek shelter in the grass there usually not a reason to treat the grass. It is recommended that grass is mowed shorter during the mosquito season. In some cases, such as weddings or large parties we may spray the grass where your guest will be.
Is the mosquito treatment effective against any other pests?
Our primary goal is to target mosquitoes, but our products are also effective at reducing ticks and fleas in your yard as well. Other pests such as flies, gnats, and spiders can also be reduced initially through our treatments, but will most likely come back before the 21-day life of the mosquito product.
What types are products will you use in my yard and are they safe for my family and pets?
There are two main products used to treat mosquitos, a barrier spray that uses synthesized forms of pyrethrums called pyrethroids. Pyrethrums are a natural byproduct of the Chrysanthemum flower. Synthetic pyrethroids have similar chemical structures as pyrethrums and are used in many commercial products such as pet shampoos, household insecticides, and lice shampoos. Our products are water based and when mixed with water will not harm plants.
Do I need to be home during the treatment?
As long as our technician is able to access the entire yard that needs to be treated and any animals are inside we will be able to complete our treatment.
How will I know a treatment has been completed?
After each treatment, our technician will leave a door hanger detailing what they have done as well as any comments or helpful things that the technician may see that could better help keep your yard less inviting to mosquitos, fleas, and ticks.
What happens when it rains after my yard has been treated?
The key is that our product needs approx. 30 minutes to dry after being applied in order to ensure a full 21 days of effectiveness. If there ever is a problem between treatments, we will return and reapply products to your yard to ensure that you have a bite-free outdoor living space.
How much does it cost?
There are several factors that affect the price of our treatments. For yards under 1 acre, we have a set regular price as well as discounts for our package and season-long treatments. For yards over 1 acre, we will need to give you a custom quote. Many times this can be done through computer programs such as Google Earth or possibly have one of our technicians or reps stop by for a custom quote.