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Mosquito and Tick Control

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; 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. All while 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 Baltimore, MD

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. Brody Brothers has 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 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 443-379-8857 and schedule an appointment!

Source Reduction

In order to prevent future mosquitoes from calling your yard home, it’s important to pay attention to areas that are common breeding grounds for them.

Some common backyard mosquito breeding grounds include the following:

  • 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 you 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 which 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 for them.

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. It is a three-host tick; larva, nymph and adult.

They each need a separate host to complete their life cycle with each stage being active different times of the year. Larva and nymphs crawl about seeking small rodents to feed off.

Treatment start 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, 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 zone like wood and yard edge.

  • These treatments focuse 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 from to 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

Mosquitoes:

  • 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.

Ticks:

  • 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.

Mosquitoes and ticks are not only a nuisance they create a health concern.

Schedule your tick or mosquito control service with Brody Brothers today! Call 443-379-8857 or contact us online now.

Areas we service: Clarksville, Dayton, Ellicott City, Columbia, Marriottsville, Woodstock, Sykesville, Woodbine, Finksburg, Hampstead, Manchester, Reisterstown, Upperco, Westminister, New Windsor, Baltimore, Raspeburg, Gywnn Oak, Pikesville, Mt. Washington, Roland Park, Govans, Clifton, Arlington, Druid, Franklin, Highlandtown, Catonsville, Carroll, Morrell Park, Parkville, Nottingham, Rosedale, Northwood, Baldwin, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Glen Arm, Glyndon, Lutherville, Timonium, Monkton, Owings Mills, Parkton, Perry Hall, Phoenix, Randallstown, Sparks, Glencoe, Stevenson, White Hall, White Marsh, Sparrows Point, Essex, Middle River, Dundalk, Towson.

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“I have been with Brody Brothers for 5.5 years. Ari has been coming to my home for all this time. He does a great job. I hardly ever have an issue. He keeps us pest free which isn't easy living in the woods.”

Jessica Lubek
Owings Mills, MD

“Over 10 year. Service is always top notch. They are always on time and take care of any problems.”

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Reisterstown, MD

“We have been using Brody Pest control for about 40 years! We were always very satisfied by their service, always on time and very pleasant and knowledgeable.”

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Baltimore, MD

“We have been using Brody Brothers for around 5 years and we love that they are personal and they will keep coming back until a problem is resolved.”

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Pikesville, MD