Tick and Mosquito Services in Minneapolis & St. Paul
No one enjoys a mosquito or tick bite, and unfortunately we rarely get just one. Eliminate the incessant swatting, buzzing, and biting of mosquitoes and ticks for your next outdoor social event or home BBQ.
At Rainbow Pest Experts, our targeted mosquito and tick control service attacks these biting pests in their natural habitat. This dramatically reduces the pest population to protect your family, pets, and guests. Whether you are looking for a one-time service for a special occasion or seasonal control with a Biting Pest Plan, contact Rainbow Pest Experts to create an outdoors oasis you can enjoy!
What can you expect from our tick & mosquito service?
With our biting pests services, our experts will take the stress out of controlling your mosquito and tick problem. Our biting pest services will control up to 80%* of the tick population in your yard for the season.
Our mosquito control service includes a mist treatment around the perimeter of your property that will immediately knock down adult mosquitoes. This treatment can be done up to 48 hours before your outdoor event and is highly effective. Control generally lasts up to three weeks. With this application, you will be able to enjoy any outdoor event in comfort and with peace of mind.
Ticks (April-May; September-October)
Our spring and fall tick control treatments are applied to the perimeter of your yard, focusing on any dense or shaded vegetation. Our tick control service targets adult and immature ticks active this time of the year, and you can expect reduced ticks throughout the rest of the season. Please note that animals passing through can still carry ticks into your yard.
Why choose the pest experts from Rainbow Pest Experts?
At Rainbow Pest Experts, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality pest control in the Twin Cities. We offer 100% customer satisfaction and warranties on all of our services. Beginning with your first phone call answered by a highly trained pest expert, we will find the solution that’s right for you.
Once on-site, our pest expert will spend the time needed to thoroughly inspect all of the key areas of your Minnesota home and yard to get to the root of the problem. Your pest expert will explain what was found during the inspection. We review all factors concerning the safety of you and your family. Afterward, our pest expert will make recommendations and provide proven science-based solutions to best solve your problem.
Additional frequently asked questions about mosquitoes & ticks
The ideal time to treat mosquitoes and ticks differs based on their life cycle. Mosquito treatments typically occur from May through September. We generally recommend treating for ticks in spring (April, May) and fall (September, October). Treating at these times catches ticks at the beginning of their life cycle and prevents them from being an issue throughout the rest of the season.* *NOTE: Ticks can still be carried into your yard and dropped off by animals.
Mosquitoes can be more than just irritating with their persistent buzzing and biting. In most cases, mosquito bites cause mild to severe itching. They are, however, known carriers of diseases. They transmit numerous diseases such as West Nile virus, dengue, and encephalitis. These diseases can be deadly to you, your family, and your guests if infected and left untreated. Limiting your exposure to mosquito bites is the best protection against these diseases.
The bite of a black-legged tick (better known as a deer tick) causes the most significant concern. The black-legged tick is a carrier of Lyme disease and numerous other tick-borne illnesses that can result in severe long-term neurological problems if left untreated.
Although there are do-it-yourself products available on the market, they are often effective for only a few days or provide minimal control. In addition, store-bought products can be potentially harmful to you or your family if they are not mixed according to the label or if they are misapplied.
There are some steps that you can take in combination with professional help to control the population:
- Keep your lawn mowed to a height below 3 inches
- Remove wood piles or other structures that may provide shelter
- Reduce available breeding grounds by removing stagnant water from buckets, flower pot dishes, bird baths, etc.
- Wear light-colored clothing
- Cover up exposed skin with long clothing
- Refrain from using sodium or fluorescent lights that attract mosquitoes at night
- Apply an EPA approved mosquito repellent when you’re outside, especially at dusk
- Clean clogged gutters and keep them clean throughout the season