Reclaim your backyard and improve your enjoyment, free of mosquitos and outdoor pests

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With Mosquito Joe of Akron’s proven barrier formula, you can reclaim the backyard and improve your enjoyment, mosquito, flea and tick free.

By Laura Briedis

If you ever wondered why there are so many mosquitos in your backyard, consider this. Just one capful of water can become a breeding ground for up to 300 mosquito eggs. Added to that is the fact that mosquito eggs can lay dormant for up to 15 years and you quickly realize keeping them at bay could be a never-ending battle.

While it may seem like a mighty task to keep these pests at bay, Mosquito Joe of Akron is helping homeowners reclaim their backyard.

“Mosquitos are not powerful fliers so they typically die within yards from where they were born. That’s why treating your yard can really make a difference,” says Lori Wolff, owner of this local business.

“The key to getting rid of mosquitos is to treat your yard before the eggs hatch into larvae and then into adult mosquitos,” she says. “You can break the breeding cycle by starting now with our proven three-step barrier treatment plan that treats the source of the problem.”

The first step is to tip and toss all sources of water. “We find all the sources of water and eliminate them,” says Lori. “In addition to obvious ones such as bird feeders and kiddie wading pools, we check for water trapped in folds of tarps, bottom trays of potted plants and any other artificial containers of water.”

The company also treats other bodies of water that cannot be tipped and tossed, such as ponds, with a larvicide.

Though the technicians do not climb up to your gutters, Mosquito Joe recommends you have your gutters cleaned because that’s where stagnant water can live.

After removing standing water sources and applying larvicide, the company sprays around your home’s perimeter.

Lori Wolff’s Mosquito Joe ensures families are able to spend as much time outside as possible. Their proprietary treatment dries in just 30 minutes and your yard will be ready to enjoy——pest free——immediately after.

“Mosquitos live deep inside bushes, trees and shrubs, where they are protected from wind,” says Lori. “Our technicians use backpack sprayers to get deep into the underside of leaves to kill mosquitos on contact. The spray also bonds to foliage, where it acts as a repellent for weeks to come. We do this by hand and on foot for a precise application.”

“The same treatment we apply for mosquitos also kills ticks and fleas, thus protecting your entire family, including pets,” adds Lori. “The products we use prevent the eggs from maturing and hatching.”

The main barrier treatment chemicals are synthetic forms of pyrethrins called pyrethroids, which are derived from the extract of chrysanthemum flowers. This product is sprayed on shrubs, low-lying trees, mulch beds and perimeter of your home and patio. “It is a plant derivative, so it will not harm plants,” says Lori. “We also use an all-natural product around ponds, vegetable gardens, flowering shrubs and flowers so we do not harm our pollinators.”

The treatment works for three weeks, so it is recommended to repeat throughout the summer. For those who opt for an all-natural spray, which is a garlic-based repellent, you need to treat every two weeks.

“We want to make being outside fun again for families by ridding yards of pesky mosquitos,” says Lori. “We guarantee our service 100 percent, and we are sure once you try it, you will be a customer for life.” And the company wants to ensure families are able to spend as much time outside as possible. Their proprietary treatment dries in just 30 minutes and your yard will be ready to enjoy—pest free—immediately after.

Just ask Katie, a Stow homeowner.

“We have lived in our home for six years and never enjoyed our backyard because of all the mosquitos,” says Katie. “Now they are no longer a burden. Mosquito Joe saved the day!”

For a free estimate of your property call, 330-664-9222 or visit

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