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

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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.