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Your Essential Guide to Lawn Care in Northern Virginia

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When it comes to something as serious as mosquito control, you don’t have time for games and marketing gimmicks. You just want to know how many mosquito control sprays you need in order for the treatment to be effective against these potentially dangerous pests. 

After all, when you’re investing in a professional service, you deserve for it to work.

Unfortunately, there are some mosquito control companies that take advantage of their customers by employing bait-and-switch tactics in which they undersell them on what’s really needed. 

We want you to be educated and prepared so that you don’t fall victim to sneaky tactics like this. That’s why we’re shedding some light on the way a lot of pest control companies sell their mosquito spraying service and how many mosquito control sprays you need.

The Sneaky “Bait-and-Switch” Game

As we mentioned, a “bait-and-switch” marketing gimmick is not uncommon when it comes to selling mosquito control. This happens when the company sells you on a package that seems really attractive price-wise but ends up only including a limited number of treatments.

At first, the service will work, initially. You’ll be spending time outdoors and notice fewer to no mosquitoes. But once the treatment stops working (and it does), those dangerous pests will be making their way right back to your property. When you call for more mosquito control sprays, you might find it costs a lot more. 

This approach hooks you by selling you on the bare minimum and then upselling future sprays (possibly at an increased price). It might also leave you with a dangerous gap where you aren’t covered.

Frankly, we think it’s pretty sneaky.

Wouldn’t you rather just have complete coverage from the very start? 

Wouldn’t you actually want to keep mosquito populations down instead of waiting until they are at epic proportions?

Technician spraying professional mosquito control

At Kingstowne, we don’t play those games. We tell you what your property needs from the very start—and that’s what our package includes. There is no upselling or gaps in coverage as a result, which is how it ought to be. When you are paying for protection, you deserve to receive it.

When Companies Also Upsell Flea and Tick Control

Similarly, another way that mosquito control companies are upselling their clients is by charging them extra for flea and tick control. This is largely a tactic to get more money as (mostly) the same areas are treated for these pests with the same (or similar) materials. 

Adding in flea and tick control really just means treating a few extra areas and yet many companies will charge a whole additional fee for an entirely “separate service.” 

On the other hand, Kingstowne includes tick and flea treatments as part of our mosquito program, giving you that added value from the start. 

Again, we don’t play this whole “upsell game” that so many companies seem to participate in. We think you deserve to be fully covered for one price, especially if it’s not really all that much effort from us!

How Many Mosquito Control Sprays Do I Need?

With that being said, you probably want to know what full coverage means. 

For one, it means that spraying for mosquitoes should take place during the entire mosquito season. It honestly doesn’t make sense for it to occur any less than that. The mosquito season occurs from March through November, yet if you shop around for a mosquito spraying service, you might find some of them only offer services in the summer. 

That just isn’t going to cover you.

Kingstowne pest control technician spraying mosquito control

Since we’re using a product that is safe for families to be around, it automatically means that it doesn’t last as long and we have to spray more often. It’s not the type of thing where we spray once or twice early on and it covers you for the rest of the season. 

At Kingstowne, we perform mosquito applications 9 times throughout the complete mosquito season. That works out to approximately one application per month, meaning that as soon as the product starts to wear off, we’re back to spray again. This time period also covers prime flea and tick activity. 

But full coverage also means addressing breeding problems—and this is something that most mosquito control companies fail to do. At Kingstowne, we also offer gutter cleaning which is important as clogged gutters are a prime breeding site for mosquitoes. We also can address grading and drainage issues on your property with our landscape services.

professional gutter cleaning services

In addition to gutter cleaning and landscape services, we will also seek out other areas of standing water such as children’s toys, wheelbarrows, pool covers, and more, which might be the source of your mosquito breeding problem. We’ll dump standing water where we can and also provide cultural recommendations that will help. 

These preventative measures combined with our comprehensive mosquito control program packs a powerful punch against these unwanted pests, going above and beyond what most companies offer and giving you the added value of flea and tick control, too.

A Company You Can Count On

The bottom line is that you want a company you can count on to steer you in the right direction. If you’ve fallen victim to marketing gimmicks in the past (sadly, they are common in lawn care, too), you might be wary about who you can trust. 

You just want to know that you’re investing in the amount of mosquito control that you need from the start—no less but no more, either. After all, just as there are some companies that will undersell you, there are those that will oversell you, too. We can assure you that you don’t need a mosquito control company coming out every other week—even though some will try to charge you for just that.

At Kingstowne, you can trust us to tell you exactly what your property needs in order to keep you and your family safe from mosquitoes. Plus, we’re also going to take extra measures to help ensure that your property really is as clear from these pests as possible.

In the end, it comes down to peace of mind. When investing in professional services, you deserve to gain that confidence that your family is safe.

If you’re ready to stop worrying about mosquitoes (plus ticks and fleas as an added bonus), request a quote, get your customized plan, and then sit back and relax as you get the royal treatment.

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Krisjan Berzins - Owner, CEO

Since 1997, Krisjan has led the Kingstowne team with one simple philosophy, treat every customer like the “only” customer. His passionate pursuit of impeccable customer service has resulted in 24 successful years and a thriving company with over 85 employees, helping thousands of homeowners in the Alexandria, Arlington, and Springfield, VA area get what they want -- a worry-free property they can be proud of.