When spring arrives in Northern Virginia, it brings warmer temperatures, colorful flowers, full-shaded trees, and the chance to get outside. With it, it also brings those annoying, blood-sucking ticks and mosquitos. Worldwide mosquitos are responsible for more deaths annually than any other living creature, including humans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common mosquito-borne diseases in the U.S. are the Zika virus and West Nile virus, and both have been found in our area. But you don’t have to live in fear. NuLeaf offers two different options for fighting mosquitoes, and you can protect your loved ones, pets, and outdoor plans.
Our 100 percent organic mosquito control service is very effective when applied every two weeks to your landscape. We only use ingredients that meet the strict United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program standards. This program assures consumers that products marketed as organic are that. Our organic mosquito control service includes active ingredients such as rosemary oil and cedar oil. Together, they offer a quick way to knock out adult mosquitoes and ticks.
NuLeaf’s Organic Mosquito Control uses Octopamine Blocker Technology for a unique mode of action that packs a punch and kills a broad spectrum of flying and crawling insects. This product is made of essential oils that disrupt the neurotransmitter function in target insects, yet is still safe for vertebrates like birds, fish, dogs, and people. Our product has no aquatic toxicity and may be used near or over open waters for such insects as spiders and mosquitoes without the worry of hurting the fish.
The essential oils that comprise the active ingredients in NuLeaf’s Organic Mosquito Control products work by disrupting the neurotransmitter function in target insects. Neurotransmitters conduct nerve impulses between neurons (nerve cells) and other body parts, such as muscles. The neurotransmitter binds to a receptor site on the affected cell and then is broken down and deactivated by enzymes. In invertebrates, such as mosquitoes who have much simpler nervous systems, a multi-functional chemical known as octopamine handles many of these functions. By targeting octopamine receptors, our essential oils help to eliminate and prevent mosquitoes with a much wider margin of safety than other products. Because vertebrates like birds, fish, dogs, and people don’t have octopamine receptors, they are not affected by NuLeaf Organic Mosquito Control. And, by combining multiple essential oil compounds that have different profiles, NuLeaf’s Organic products provide highly effective control of a wide range of insect pests. The result is natural insect control with no adverse effects on humans, pets, or the environment. Questions regarding our Organic Mosquito Control? Call us! We will be happy to answer any questions.
NuLeaf also offers a naturally derived Mosquito Control Service to control mosquitoes and ticks. This program is a safe option for your family and pets while being a little more cost-effective. This program uses a synthetic derivative of the chrysanthemum flower to control mosquitoes and ticks for up to three weeks. This is the same active ingredient that is in kid’s lice shampoo and your dog’s monthly topical flea and ticks preventative.
Please select the program you feel will work best for you, and our highly-trained and knowledgeable technicians will work with you to set up a hassle-free schedule that is automatic and reoccurring. There is never a need to call and set up an appointment. We aim to make your life easy and bite-free.
A single mosquito control service before your big event will help reduce the possibility of annoying insects biting and wreaking havoc on your guests. We apply a barrier spray 24-hours before the event to help prevent your celebration from being ruined. Contact us now and start planning ahead.