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Mosquito and Tick Control in Baltimore, MD

You’re likely familiar with the unpleasant itch and sting of a bright red mosquito bite. You or your pet may have also been paid a visit by its blood-sucking friend, the tick. Both pests are bothers—and with our mosquito and tick control services and the Brody SWAT team, you don’t have to deal with either.

Both mosquitoes and ticks go through life cycle changes, and each stage requires a different treatment approach. Both begin as eggs, but while a mosquito then evolves into a larva, pupa, and then an adult, the tick goes from a larval to a nymphal, and then an adult.

Our Brody SWAT Team has developed a multi-pronged treatment that goes after each stage of the pest activity period and life cycle.

Mosquito Control in the Baltimore, MD Area

Our treatment includes two parts.

  • A barrier treatment where our team focuses on treating adult mosquito resting sites.
  • Source reduction, which involves eliminating or treating mosquito larva and pupa areas.

Barrier Treatment

This treatment not only kills mosquitoes on contact, but is also able to prevent their return for 21 days after treatment. Our team will perform these treatments every 21 days during the mosquito breading season.

The formula we use during this treatment settles on foliage, and when mosquitoes lay on their normal resting sites, they’re killed.

Adult mosquitoes spend the day hiding under leaves of dense trees and shrubs and any other location that provides shade and protection from wind.  At Brody Brothers, we have specialized equipment that allow our products to go deep into mosquito resting sites.

We are also careful in choosing locations to spray. We typically spray bushes where mosquitoes rest, but we are conscious of locations where children play, gardens with edible plants growing, etc. Our team keeps in mind your yard’s unique setting, and we will plan our treatment accordingly.

Mosquitoes are also likely to congregate in cool areas under leaves, so it’s important to keep your bushes trimmed and neatly managed.

If you’re interested in a more natural approach, we carry a full line of natural products as well.

If you’re interested in barrier treatment, call Brody Brothers at 410-653-2121 or contact us online and schedule your appointment.

Source Reduction

In order to prevent future mosquitoes from calling your yard home, it’s important to pay attention to areas they commonly use as breeding grounds.

Some common backyard mosquito breeding grounds include:

  • Clogged rain gutters
  • Depressions in the ground that collect water
  • Bird baths and fountains
  • Uncovered buckets and trash cans
  • Saucers for plant pots
  • Children’s toys
  • Dripping hoses

Overall, it’s important to eliminate as many sources of standing water as possible. For those sources of standing water that you’re unable to get rid of, we have treatments so don’t have to.

If you have a bird bath in your yard that cannot be removed or a small pond, we can treat it with a product that targets mosquito larvae before they’re capable of biting. It naturally degrades and will not harm humans, dogs, cats, fish, or waterfowl.

Mosquitoes require water to lay eggs, so stagnant water in your lawn is prime breeding ground.

To learn more about source reduction treatment, contact us online now.

Tick Control in Baltimore, MD

Deer ticks, also known as the Blacklegged tick, are responsible for Lyme disease. They are three-host ticks and live through the following three phases: larva, nymph, and adult.

To complete their lifestyle, they must find a different host for each of their three stages. When they’re in their larva and nymph stage, they look for small rodents to feed off.

We start our treatment by placing nesting material for mice into rodent harborage around your property. The material is treated with a product similar to head lice shampoos. Mice carry the nesting material back to their homes, killing ticks on the mice and in around their nests. This reduces ticks on your property and the surrounding areas as well. Field mice have a home range of one half to three acres, because they travel over large areas and not just your yard.

The second phase influences all transition zones wood/yard edge and rodent harborage areas with a long lasting residual product. Adult ticks are active during the late summer and fall. They are known to feed on larger host in Maryland, such as the white-tailed deer. Treatment consists of treating areas where large wildlife or people are active, as well as all transition zones like wood and yard edge.

These treatments focus on key timing and placement of products. You can rest assured that the Brody SWAT Team performs these treatment with the safety of your family, your pets, and environment in mind.

It can take 2-4 years for ticks to complete their life cycle. Female ticks can lay 4,000-6,500 eggs so it is important to maintain regular treatment.

Simple Tick and Mosquito Prevention Tips


  • Get rid of breeding sites.
  • Remove loose tarps.
  • Clean clogged gutters and gutter extensions.
  • Make sure toys are not collecting water. Even small amounts invite mosquitoes.
  • Remove items stored under the deck yard.
  • Make sure potted plants and their saucers have drainage holes.
  • Make sure lawn drains are functional.


  • Keep grass cut sort.
  • Remove debris, especially the around wood/yard edge.
  • Avoid placing piles of leaves, sticks and grass clippings.
  • Place children play equipment far away from the wood lawn edge.
  • Reduce attractiveness to wildlife especially field mice by removing bird feeders and getting rid of wood piles.
  • Wear long pants and use an insect repellant when hiking in the woods or fields and check for ticks when done.
  • Always use tweezers or tick spoons (free to Brody Brother customers). Use by removing slowly with constant pressure. Try not to crush or break apart the tick. Avoid touching the tick with your bare hands.

Schedule Mosquito & Tick Control in Baltimore, MD

Mosquitoes and ticks are not only a nuisance, they create a health concern as well. If you’re experiencing a mosquito or tick problems in or around your home, give our experts a call as soon as possible. We’ll walk you through your options and provide the best possible solution for your pest problem.

Schedule your tick or mosquito control service in the Baltimore, MD area with Brody Brothers today! Call 410-653-2121 or contact us online now.


Mosquito & Tick Control FAQs

According to some experts, mosquitoes are the deadliest animal in the world. And results of a 2017-18 study show Baltimore, Maryland and the Montgomery County area as one of the top ten areas in the U.S. for mosquitoes. This means that residents of the region must be vigilant and proactive in dealing with this biting pest.

Mosquitoes transmit a number of dangerous diseases, such as Zika and West Nile virus. West Nile infects 1 in 5 people bitten, many of whom experience no initial symptoms. One out of 150 people infected develops serious and often fatal symptoms. Zika can be passed from an infected pregnant woman to her fetus, which can cause birth defects. There are no vaccines for either disease.
This dangerous biting pest is active at any time of the year when temperatures rise above 50° F on a consistent basis. All species of mosquitoes are most active during the summer months, especially when temperatures reach 80° F.

Most species of mosquitoes in the U.S. are at their peak activity levels after dusk, although some can be seen during the morning and late afternoon. For this reason, it is best to be prepared at any time of day for mosquito activity.

An interesting note is that mosquitoes are attracted by carbon dioxide, which is the gas humans exhale, so they congregate where people gather.
Mosquitoes need water for their eggs, so stagnant water should be eliminated often. Even a quarter of an inch of water can host dozens of mosquitoes. In homes and businesses, residents can make sure to eliminate any containers with standing water, including bird baths, pet water bowls, buckets, children’s toys, and fountains. Check for depressions and other low-lying areas in the yard that collect water. Drains should be kept clear of debris and water.

Outdoor lighting can be changed to “bug lights” that attract fewer pests. Put screens up on windows and make sure they are in good repair, with no torn areas that bugs can navigate to get into the house or business. Keep bushes and shrubs trimmed. Pools and hot tubs should be kept clean and chlorinated. Cover them when not in use.
Barrier treatment is used to kill existing mosquitoes and then keep the area clear for 21 days. The formulas used to settle on foliage where the pests rest during the day. Mosquitoes hide deep in the bushes and shrubs in order to stay out of the wind and sun. They settle on the plants that have been treated and are killed.

Professionals can also treat areas of standing water that cannot be eliminated easily by a home or business owner. Care for the safety of humans, pets, and the environment is taken at all stages of mosquito control.
Give us call to learn more about mosquito control in the Baltimore, Maryland and Montgomery County area today!
Although ticks can be active any time of the year, the peak time frame for tick activity in the Baltimore, Maryland and Montgomery County area is from spring through fall.

Cases of Lyme disease, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Black-Legged ticks, are most prevalent in the summer. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is also tick-borne, with most cases reported in June and July.
Ticks settle on grass and shrubs and wait for a host to walk by. They cannot jump or fly, so they simply crawl onto a pant leg, arm, foot, or another part of the body that happens along.

However, ticks can also be found in parking lots, boardwalks, trimmed hedges, or groundcovers. It’s important to note that they attach themselves to pets, also. The pet then brings ticks into dwellings.
Tick control involves a multi-phased program. The first line of defense is to prepare the environment around a home or commercial property as tick season approaches.

Lawns need to be mowed on a regular basis, trees must be trimmed, and any piles of wood need to be moved away from buildings or other high-traffic areas. Piles of leaves, grass clippings, and tree branches should be moved away from highly used areas of the yard.

Children’s play areas, like swing sets and sandboxes, should be located in cleared areas away from trees, bushes, and underbrush. Bird feeders, which also attract other wildlife (usually carrying ticks), can be placed away from the play equipment, lawn furniture, pool areas, or other spots used frequently by people.

Experts recommend getting started on a plan before tick activity begins.
Tick control, beyond what home and business owners can do themselves, continues with professional help. Experts who understand the three phases of a tick’s life cycle begin with the larva and nymph stage of a tick. This is done by placing treated nesting material around the property for rodents like field mice.

The mice carry the nesting material back to their homes, along with ticks that have attached themselves to the rodents. The ticks die in and around the mice nests, reducing the number of ticks in yards and nearby areas. This can actually be up to three acres since field mice travel over large areas.

The next phase involves treating larger areas around the edges of yards or woods and rodent harborage areas with a longer-lasting residual product. Adult ticks feed on larger wildlife, such as deer, especially in the late summer and early fall. Treatment also continues in the original areas where people congregate in yards and on lawns. Professionals are always mindful of the safety of humans, pets, and the environment while carrying out tick control for the yard.

Ticks have a life cycle of 2-4 years. A female can lay 4,000-6,500 eggs over her life span so it is critical to maintain a regular tick control plan.
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