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Organic v. Traditional Mosquito & Tick Control: Which is Best for You?

2018-Organic-vs-Traditional-Mosquito-and-Tick-Control-Header-Rectangle-1Summertime ushers in popsicles by the pool, baseball at the park and warm nights on the patio. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for mosquitoes and ticks!  If your yard is a magnet for these bloodsucking pests, you’ll want to consider a mosquito and tick control program.  With Traditional and Organic options available, how do you choose the best program?  While Traditional Programs give quick results, Giroud’s 100% Organic Mosquito and Tick Program is a completely chemical-free option. Keep reading to see what kind of program is best for yard and also how a Giroud Expert can help you decide!

Which Mosquito and Tick Control Program is Best for Your Property?

The latest statistics show that diseases and illnesses from mosquitoes and ticks have tripled in recent years! We know that, now more than ever, you need to act quickly to protect yourself and your loved ones. But how do you decide on a treatment program? Giroud takes a three step approach to help you choose which program is best for you

  1. Your Goals: When it comes to your property, we want to know what’s most important to you.  Eradicating as many insects as possible in the shortest amount of time? Concerns about children and pets?  Chemical free treatments? Targeted treatments for a specific part of the property?   
  2. Property Evaluation: The current condition of your property must be evaluated.  We’ll look at “Hot Spots”, or area where mosquitoes and ticks gather and breed. Does your property have an abundance of shaded areas? Do you have a pool? Is your property located near any natural water sources?
  3. Choose the Best Program: Based on your property’s current condition and your goals, your Giroud Representative will explain what you can realistically expect from a Traditional versus Organic program.  Then, he will develop a plan custom tailored for your property. 

Organic Mosquito & Tick Control Program

Giroud’s Organic Mosquito & Tick Control Program is 100% chemical-free. No pesticides are utilized in this program. Instead, Giroud relies on non-chemical strategies to address problems and uses only 100% Organic treatments. Our treatment is made up of essential oils, such as peppermint and cedar oils, which naturally deter the insects from your property. We’ll treat the perimeter of your property in order to create a bubble of protection. Then, we’ll treat those Hot Spots so you can ensure your yard isn’t a breeding ground for more insects.

Check out Giroud’s video of Plant Healthcare Manager, Rodney Stahl, demonstrating how we apply our Organic Mosquito & Tick Control Treatments.

2018-Mosquito-Tick-Traditional-Application-Rodney-StahlTraditional Mosquito & Tick Control Program

Giroud’s Traditional Mosquito & Tick Control Program uses insecticide treatments to combat insects on your property. Our Traditional program is highly effective at controlling mosquitoes, ticks and a wide variety of nuisance pests, including ants! Treatments have a long residual, which means the control has staying power. This treatment works by stopping pests from completing their life-cycle. That means 

Once the spray treatment dries (after about 30 minutes), the treated areas are safe for people and pets. To protect pollinators, the treatment is not applied directly to blooms on plants. The Giroud crew is also careful not to get pesticides in vegetable gardens, flower beds or streams, and to protect fish, we do not spray near ponds or creeks.they won’t mate and lay more eggs.

Want Organic, But Your Property is Infested with Insects?

If you prefer organic but are worried about the number of mosquitoes and ticks on your property, there is flexibility. You can start with the organic program and see how effective it is. If you feel you need more, you can always switch to the traditional program.


No matter which program you choose, one of the most important ways to minimize mosquito and tick problems is to get rid of the places they love to hide and breed.  Which is why Giroud encourages customers on Mosquito & Tick Control Programs to consider the following:

Keeping mosquito and tick habitats at a minimum will only make your Organic Mosquito & Tick Control more effective!

 The Bottom Line to Choosing Your Mosquito & Tick Control Program

Every yard is different. Have your Giroud Expert custom tailor a program that works best for your property.  Get started today by calling Giroud at 215-682-7704.  Inspections are always FREE and are the First Step to enjoying your yard this summer without having to worry about mosquitoes and ticks and the diseases they carry!


Author: Jeanne Hafner

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  • Ed and Dottie Clark

    Your traditional mosquito program is fantastic!!! I am sensitive to the bites and last year I was relegated to inside my house. This year I can enjoy the patio without having to douse myself with insect repellant. We still have bees, lightening bugs and butterflies in our garden but no more horrible biting, itching, annoying bugs to contend with. Life is good. Thanks, Mike, for taking care of us, our trees, bushes and grounds.

    • Jeanne Hafner

      We are thrilled to hear that you’re happy with the results! I’ll let Mike know you shared these kind words 🙂