Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be at home during the treatment?

Because Adios Mosquitoes treats your outdoor area, you do not have to be home. However, please make sure your pets are inside, or we will need to reschedule.

What do you use to treat my property?

Adios Mosquitoes sprays chemicals called pyrethroids. Pyrethroids are a synthetic form of pyrethrins. Pyrethrins are natural substances produced by chrysanthemums that act as an insecticide. Pyrethroids can be found in a number of other household pest control products that we use every day (such as pet shampoos).

Adios Mosquitoes ensures that all the chemicals we use are evaluated and registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Will these sprays hurt my plants?

Because our chemicals are derived from plants and formulated to target pests, your plants will not be harmed.

Does the spray pose any risk to my family or pets?

According to the EPA, pyrethroids can be used for public health mosquito control without posing unreasonable risks to human health when applied according to the label. As with the application of any chemical, it is important to have a trained professional apply the treatment to ensure the proper application.

Can my children and I be outside during treatment? What about our pets?

You should keep your family and pets away while our technicians are applying the barrier spray. The chemicals we spray are formulated to adhere to the leaves of bushes and trees that we treat. Allow the spray to dry before letting your children or pets around the treated areas. Generally, we recommend waiting 30 minutes.

Will rain affect treatment?

Adios Mosquitoes will not treat your property during inclement weather. After a storm, we will wait until leaves are fully dry before applying a barrier spray. As long as the chemical has had time to dry and adhere to the leaves of a treated area, rain should not decrease the effectiveness of the treatment.

Will my fish pond be affected?

Around areas of standing water (dog water bowls, bird baths, etc.), we apply larvicide instead of barrier sprays. Larvicide won’t kill mosquitoes, but it prevents mosquito larvae from growing into adults that can sting and bite.

What kinds of threats do mosquitoes pose? Aren’t they more of a nuisance than anything else?

Unfortunately, mosquitoes are more than just a summertime annoyance. Mosquitoes carry disease-causing bacteria that affect humans and can result in serious – or even deadly – consequences to our health. According to the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), over 1 million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases each year.

Mosquitoes also transmit diseases like heartworm, which can be fatal to our four-legged friends.

To learn more, please visit the AMCA website at

What kinds of threats do ticks pose?

Ticks can also threaten the health of humans and pets. They can transmit many diseases to us, the most prevalent being Lyme disease. Symptoms can range from muscle and joint pain or fatigue to more debilitating pain and/or conditions. In most cases, the infection and its symptoms can be successfully treated by antibiotics, especially if illness is detected at an early stage. However, late or delayed treatment can lead to more severe symptoms, such as chronic arthritis, trouble concentrating or even short-term memory loss.

The American Lyme Disease Foundation offers precautions you can take to keep your family protected from ticks and explains different methods of detection and treatment if you suspect you’ve contracted Lyme disease.

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