We are a family owned and operated company located in South East Michigan specialized in Mosquito Termination.

January 15, 2018

What Makes Mosquito One Stand Out in The Mosquito Control Business?

No one likes mosquitoes, so if you have a problem with them at your home or office, we know you want to get rid of them as quickly and simply as possible. But we also know that no one likes wasting their money or time either, so we want to make sure you get the best results possible. That is why at Mosquito One we strive to be the top company in the business. Don’t waste your time or cash on other companies that promise to get rid of your mosquitoes but don’t deliver, instead hire the best in mosquito control and rest assured that we will take care of you and your home or place of work. Check out these five reasons we stand out in the mosquito control business.

Our Guarantee
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our services. If you are not completely happy with the treatment we will come back and do it again for free. And if you are still not satisfied, we will refund all of your money, so you never have to worry about getting less than you paid for. We will do whatever it takes to make sure you are confident in our mosquito control service.

Our Proprietary Product
We have something else that sets us apart from the competition, our proprietary Enblock, which is a product that the owner developed himself. It is a premium additive that effectively increases product performance by protecting the product from the rain, wind and sun. Once dry, Enblock can withstand one inch of rain for seven days straight, and also protects from the sun and wind breaking the product down. It is completely safe for people, pets and plants and only takes about an hour to dry.

99.9% Effective Results
Because of our proprietary products and the great care we take in applying them, we have 99.9% effective results. Our customers come back to us year after year for all their mosquito control needs and continually give us positive reviews about our service and products.

Subdivision Pricing
Another reason Mosquito One is the best in the business is because of the deals and discounts we offer our customers such as our subdivision pricing. This is a program that allows for reduced pricing for applications if a client gets a few of their neighbors to have their yards sprayed as well. For instance, if you get 5-10 homes, each up to an acre in size, to sign up for 6 applications every 21 days from Memorial Day through Labor Day the cost would be $285. However, if you get 11-20 homes in your neighborhood to sign up the price is only $260 and keeps going lower the more homes you get. It is another great reason to spread the word about Mosquito One to all your neighbors.

Can Handle Any Size Job
We are also confident that we can handle any size job you hire us for. We take care of our residential customers, ensuring that you are able to spend as much time outside as you like without worrying about mosquitoes ruining your fun. We concentrate on decks, pools and the perimeter of your home to ensure that the places you hang out the most are pest free. We also service commercial properties so that you and your employees can enjoy the fresh air without the fear of getting bitten. Give your workers the gift of a mosquito-free work environment and they will thank you. Our municipal services are for parks, pools, golf courses, fairgrounds, sports fields, campgrounds and more. If your town or city has an area with mosquito problems, chances are it is not being used to its full potential. Mosquito One can make sure these public areas as well as any special outdoor events remain free of these annoying pests and fun for the whole community.

January 10, 2018

What Makes You More Susceptible to Mosquito Bites

Mosquito One - Biting Mosquito
Mosquitoes are without a doubt one of the most annoying creatures on the earth. They can take a fun summer day and turn it into a disaster in no time at all. And they don’t just ruin the day, but can continue annoying you for much longer as their bites can remain itchy and painful for days or even weeks after. However, it seems that some people have all the luck when it comes to avoiding these pests and some people seem to attract them. So, what makes certain individuals more susceptible to mosquito bites than others?

Why they bite?

In order to understand why some people have more problems with mosquito bites than others, let’s first look at why mosquitoes bite anyone. According to Dr. Mercola it is actually only the female mosquitoes that bite humans, males feed off of flower nectar and leave people alone. The female mosquito needs the protein in blood in order to produce eggs and will therefore get it from you or another warm-blooded source. They do have a preference of where their meal comes from though, which is why some are more susceptible than others to their annoying pokes.

Why they bite some people and not others?

Mosquitos can smell a person from 50 meters away according to WebMD and what they smell on you could signal them to come in for a bite. The research tells us that they are most attracted to high concentrations of cholesterol and uric acid on the skin, so those who produce more of these substances are more likely to get bitten. They are also attracted to carbon dioxide so those who give off more, namely larger people like adults as opposed to children and also pregnant women, are more susceptible.

Dr. Mercola says they are drawn to lactic acid as well, which is produced when you sweat, so those who sweat a lot or are moving around excessively, such as someone playing sports, will have a greater chance of attracting mosquitoes. However, those who produce 1-methylpiperazine, a naturally occurring chemical compound, were rendered nearly invisible to the mosquitoes because this compound blocks their sense of smell. So basically, a great deal of it is a matter of genetics and which substances you produce and whether these substances are attractive to the mosquitoes or not.

What you can do about it?

While a large portion of whether you are susceptible to mosquito bites or not is a genetic lottery, there are some things you can do to lessen your chance of being bitten. As we have seen, they are especially drawn to movement and heat as well as carbon dioxide from your breath and lactic acid from your sweat so one of the best ways to prevent a mosquito attract is to remain stationary and not exert yourself. While you are lounging around, however, Dr. Mercola recommends abstaining from a beer or wine cooler as drinking alcohol also attracts mosquitoes although researchers are not sure why.

Mosquito One Logo - MosquitoYou can also use chemical mosquito repellents to ward off these pests. WebMD recommends using a spray with at least 23.8% DEET as this will protect you for up to five hours. Some people have concerns about applying DEET to their skin, but they say it is relatively safe and there have only been a few hospitalizations related to its use and most of those were due to improper or over use. 

You can also hire a reputable company such as Mosquito One to spray your outdoor space and get it mosquito-free for summer. We offer our services for both residential and commercial properties and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

March 30, 2017

On a budget

"I already spend money on fertilizer, flowers, shrubs, lawn service, etc.... it all adds up, why should I add mosquito treatment to my spending?" You might ask yourself...

That is a great question and we totally get it. It all adds up... In my day to day activities, I always weigh out what is more important where I should spend the money when I am on a budget. For me, it is more important to know that we're not being eaten up by mosquitoes than for example having flower pots in the backyard. We also cut back on fertilizing the lawn for two years, that right there is a mosquito treatment for a year. 
The other advantage in using Mosquito One is that you can sign up in the fall for the upcoming season and receive a discount (keep that in mind for the 2018 season). That way your mosquito treatment spendings won't come in the spring when all the other garden costs occur.  
If you decide to get your mosquito treatment with us, we will take care of you and you will enjoy your backyard like never before. The family dinner outdoors will be mosquito free and the kids will have a blast splashing in the pool without coming inside covered in red bumps and complaining about how itchy their skin feels. And most importantly, you will have the peace of mind that your family and friends won't catch any of the diseases that mosquitoes can carry.

With this note, we hope we have helped you look at some options to make room in your budget for mosquito treatment.

March 28, 2017

Growing Business

It has been quiet for a while on this blog but we are about to change that going forward. We would like to keep you informed about our day to day activities and will add some informative articles as well as some testimonials and/or case studies. If you would like to hear certain topics from us or have questions about certain topics please feel free to comment or send us an email via the 'contact form' on the right hand side and we will be happy to answer those.

This time of the year is actually always very special for us here at Mosquito One. The winter has finally come to an end (or so we think) and we're welcoming a new season at Mosquito One. We've worked on some really exciting news over the winter that we will share with you at a later time but we've also outgrown our office space (thanks to all of you) that we have occupied since the start of our business and are currently renovating our new office space which will be move in ready before the 'active' season starts.

We've been working non-stop over the winter to setup our schedules for this upcoming season. It's been a joy to see so many returning costumers and also to see so many customers returning who have been with us since Day One. We really appreciate your business and would like you to know that you have a special place in our hearts. With a happy start into the 2017 season we hope you are as excited as we are for our Michigan summer without Mosquitoes of course.

If you haven't secured your seasonal treatment yet, give us a call or send us an email and get that taken care of. The winter has been long enough, we want to enjoy our outdoors as much as we can this summer.

January 8, 2015

2015 Season is about to start

We've started a new year and leaving behind a successful 2014 at Mosquito One. With our amazing team on the start and the great amount of customers we've added last year we're already starting 2015 successful and cannot wait for the treatment season to get started. 
If you haven't gotten your treatment package already for the 2015 season, make sure to sign up soon at: www.MosquitoOne.com and get the ball rolling. With these very cold temperatures currently hovering over Michigan I'm sure everybody is really looking forward for the summer and the time you'll be spending outside in your yard without Mosquitoes.
Over the winter we have added to our team and are excited about the expansion of our business.

April 18, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Routing

Let me get back a couple of years... or I guess it's already a decade ago...
I started my apprenticeship with a freight forwarding company in Germany for a job title called: Management Assistance. I found it odd to begin with why a freight forwarder would hire a Management Assistance since they're moving freight, right? After a couple of years with the company and paying attention to not only my job but the ones around me it blew my mind away how many different jobs there were to make this one company run well. Little did I know that this company also had its own IT department. Of course, somebody needs to help out when things go wrong with the system and I'm very glad that the IT found me or I found the IT.
Most of the time all we see is the execution but not how it came to this execution. How much managing and planning and also manpower has been behind this one execution of the company.
Let me give you a little understanding about how our company works in regards of our schedule of services. I think it is very helpful for our customers to know when they call us and have a question about a service date.
We plan our routes ahead of time and make sure that one truck has the least amount of miles to drive from one customer to the next once he is in the targeted area. Once assigned, we route them the quickest way possible and schedule them in our IT system (exactly, we also have an IT system). Once we add the customer and schedule the first application the following applications will be scheduled automatically after generating the new cycle each month.
When it comes to single applications as well as potential re-sprays it is very helpful to give us a heads up rather than an immediate single application request. Our trucks are on a route in different corners of South East Michigan each day and we try to mix it up very good so we have the flexibility to add a single application anywhere on a short notice. We also have our so called 'emergency truck' that is available around the clock for short notice requests in case the trucks are everywhere but in the area for an urgent single application request.
We want to keep our customers happy and satisfied and I hope this was a helpful inside view for you to understand our process of ordering an application and the execution of it.

April 3, 2014

Home and Garden Show in Novi

We'd like to shout out a big thank you to everybody who took the time last weekend and stopped by at our booth. Many consumers listened to what we have to offer and asked us great questions. We got lots of new orders in which we loved of course. We also were overwhelmed by the response we've received and are looking forward to attend more shows to make our service known to our neighbors. 
This is a great way for potential customers to ask questions you may have or just make you aware that there is a service out there for Mosquitoes. On top of that we had a great time during the three day show with great booth neighbors around us. 
It's very funny to see the two totally opposite sides: The consumer on the one side who is going through an information overload stopping by at each booth while the vendor on the other side feel like a broken disk repeating the same thing over and over again but you have to remember the person in front of you have never heard your version before and there are always new questions coming up you haven't heard yet.
It is also very interesting to see with each show what works best and how you can improve your presents the next time around. 
Thank you very much, 
Your Team at 'Mosquito One'