Effective All Natural Mosquito & Insect Control

Natural Insect Control For A Healthy Lawn

At Dirt & Turf, our number one goal is to give you a lawn you can enjoy. That’s why we offer Natural Pest Control solutions throughout New Jersey. At Dirt & Turf, we offer Cedar Oil treatments that will help repel and eliminate ticks, fleas, and mosquitos so that your yard is not only safe for you, your family and your furry best friend but enjoyable too. To learn more about our all-natural pest control or discuss your next treatment, call our experts today at (732) 673-9061.

Dirt & Turf Service Applications

We offer three services for pest control for your lawn and with the purchase of a subscription to both our Mosquito and Tick/Flea applications you will receive our Perimeter Pest Service Free!

Mosquito Service

  • Seven applications per year are required for year-round protection.

  • We provide added attention to trees, shrubs, and patio decks.

Tick & Flea Service

  • Seven applications per year are required for year-round protection.

  • The whole yard is sprayed, including landscape beds.

Perimeter Pest Service

  • Seven applications per year are required for year-round protection.

  • We spray around the house’s base and a few feet out to help prevent insects from entering your home from the ground level.

Embracing Eco-Friendly Solutions: Natural Insect Control for a Healthy Lawn
Achieving a pest-free lawn without compromising the environment is a top priority for many homeowners, driving the demand for natural insect control solutions. Natural insect control focuses on utilizing environmentally friendly methods to manage pest populations without resorting to harsh chemicals. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies, which emphasize a holistic and sustainable approach, often incorporate natural predators, such as beneficial insects, to keep harmful pests in check. Homeowners seeking natural insect control solutions can explore options like neem oil, diatomaceous earth, and essential oils derived from plants like peppermint or garlic. These organic alternatives not only target specific pests but also contribute to the overall health of the lawn ecosystem, promoting a balanced and thriving outdoor space.

The Rise of Organic Pest Control Products
The increasing awareness of the environmental impact of traditional pesticides has led to a surge in the popularity of organic pest control products for lawns. These products, often derived from natural sources, provide effective alternatives to chemical-based insecticides. Ingredients such as insecticidal soaps, pyrethrin, and beneficial nematodes are gaining prominence for their ability to control pests without harming beneficial insects or causing harm to the environment. The use of natural insect control products aligns with eco-conscious lawn care practices, appealing to environmentally aware consumers who prioritize sustainable and safe solutions for their outdoor spaces. Integrating these products into a comprehensive lawn care strategy not only addresses pest issues but also contributes to a healthier and more resilient lawn.

Educational Resources for Informed Pest Management
Educational resources play a vital role in empowering homeowners to make informed decisions about natural insect control for their lawns. Online platforms, gardening blogs, and community forums provide valuable insights into pest identification, natural control methods, and sustainable lawn care practices. By staying informed about the specific pests affecting their region and learning about effective natural remedies, homeowners can take a proactive approach to pest management. This knowledge empowers them to make environmentally conscious choices, creating a ripple effect that promotes natural insect control practices across communities. As the demand for eco-friendly solutions continues to rise, the accessibility of educational resources becomes increasingly crucial in fostering a culture of sustainable lawn care and natural pest management.

MOSQUITO CONTROL

Mosquitoes in New Jersey may pose a threat to both humans and animals. Dog heartworm kills many dogs each year. The encephalitis virus could occur in cities and rural areas. While the United States doesn’t have to worry about malaria and yellow fever, but other mosquito-borne diseases could be on the rise, Zika. The Zika virus occurred on the east coast, scary!

Female mosquitoes need blood to reproduce and may lay several batches of eggs before dying. This requires multiples hosts. The multiple different hosts, man and/or animal, is how disease is transmitted.

Both mosquito and tick diseases have become more of a scare in recent years and New Jersey is in the center of it all. In the northeast, the tick population increased and Lyme disease is on the rise, while new diseases are being introduced.

  • Seven applications per year are required for year-round protection.

  • We provide added attention to trees, shrubs, and patio decks.

Tick Facts

Dirt & Turf provide seven applications per year are required for year-round protection. The whole yard is sprayed, including landscape beds. For perimeter pests we also spray around the house’s base and a few feet out to help prevent insects from entering your home from the ground level.

  • Female ticks and nymphs more commonly feed, which is needed to grow and to reproduce. Feeding is how they may transmit diseases.
  • Removing a tick within 24 hours greatly reduces the likelihood of Lyme disease transmission.
  • Not all ticks are infected. On average, 20-50% of ticks transmit diseases.
  • More than 70% of Lyme disease cases are caused by ticks in the nymph stage.

Once tick eggs hatch in late spring, ticks goes through 3 stages of life: larva, nymph, and adult. Every stage feeds only once, and a different host is required each time. Most ticks take 2 years to complete their life cycle.

As long as temperatures are above freezing, ticks are active the entire year. Peak activity months are May to June (nymphs) and OctoberNovember and again in April (adults).

Dense woods with shrubs and small trees is the preferred habitat. They may flock to that type of areas, but they are also common along at the edge of wooded lots, fields, or landscaped beds. Ticks prefer the cool, moist woodlands where they have a better chance of finding an animal host. Common reasons ticks may be active at residential properties are:

  • Yard surrounded by dense woods
  • Bird baths, bird feeders
  • Outdoor pets that come indoors
  • Woodpiles, brush piles, rock walls
  • Deer in the yard

Many of these factors encourage wildlife near the home, and these animals may carry ticks. Mice are common hosts of ticks.

Tick & Flea Control

  • Seven applications per year are required for year-round protection.

  • The whole yard is sprayed, including landscape beds.

Perimeter Pest

  • Seven applications per year are required for year-round protection.

  • We spray around the house’s base and a few feet out to help prevent insects from entering your home from the ground level.

WHY CHOOSE NATURAL PEST CONTROL

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ORGANIC INSECT & MOSQUITO CONTROL

CAN APPLICATIONS BE APPLIED IN THE RAIN?
Light rain will not affect this product. Heavy rains should be avoided. Soap product mixed with the oil increases residual, so most rainfall will not render this product ineffective. Applications will NOT discolor your patio, walkway, furniture or deck.

HOW DOES ORGANIC INSECT CONTROL WORK?
The natural oil used disrupts the functionality of certain insects, repelling them for up to 30 days . These applications also cause insects’ exoskeleton to dry out, leading to death.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE APPLICATION TO WORK?
At worse, within a few hours. Most applications works within minutes.

CAN AN APPLICATION DISCOLOR PATIOS, WALKWAYS, FURNITURE OR DECKS?
No

CHARACTERISTICS OF A FLEA

Fleas are wingless and have mouthparts made for piercing skin and sucking blood. Fleas are external parasites, living off the blood of mammals and birds.

Fleas are 1/16 – 1/8 of an inch long, agile, usually dark in color, and have tube-like mouth parts adapted to feeding on their hosts. Their legs are long, good for jumping. A flea can jump vertically up to 7 inches and horizontally up to 13 inches. In respect to their size, Michael Jordan doesn’t even compare to how high or far they can jump! Their bodies are slim, allowing them to easily pass through hairs, feathers, or clothing of their host. Their hard bodies makes it difficult to kill a flea by squeezing it between your fingers.

Fleas have 4 life stages; egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Adult fleas must feed on blood before they can reproduce. Flea populations are usually 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae, and 5% adults.

The flea life cycle begins when the female lays eggs after feeding. These eggs are tiny, white, oval-shaped, and are easier to see through a magnifying glass. The female flea lays eggs in batches of up to 20 or so that can easily roll off the host. This will make the location where the host will rest a popular spot for fleas. The eggs take 2 days – 2 weeks to hatch. The larvae feed on various organic matter, often feces of mature fleas. The larvae are blind and avoid sunlight, keeping to dark places such as sand, cracks, crevices, and bedding, a popular place for them to reside. After 3 larval stages, 1 – 2 weeks later comes the pupa phase. In this phase, the flea will be enclosed in a silken, debris-covered cocoon. After another week or two, the adult fleas are fully developed. Over the winter, fleas tend to be in the larval or pupa stages.

At this point, the goal for the new adult flea is to find blood and then reproduce. Female fleas can lay 5,000 or more eggs throughout their life. Under ideal conditions, their total life can span 1 – 1.5 years. On Average, an adult flea only lives for 2 – 3 months. Without a host for food, a flea may only survive a few days.

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Based on 157 reviews
John P
John P
2023-10-30
Pat and his team exemplify everything you want in a service company; they are professional, very responsive and most importantly, they get results! 'Ive only been using Dirt and Turf for a few months and my lawn has been transformed from a baron, patchy mix of weeds and grass to no weeds and significant new grass growth. Im surprised how quickly D&T achieved these results. Pat is extremely knowledgable and knew exactly what my lawn needed and Im confident it's only going to get better from here. 100% recommend Pat and his team.
Ramprasad Kotagiri
Ramprasad Kotagiri
2023-10-16
Happy to see positive outcome from the lawncare program. Weeds are gone and now i see only healthy green grass in my lawn!
Aniela Sullivan
Aniela Sullivan
2023-09-15
Very responsive and courteous.
Jude Welsh
Jude Welsh
2023-09-11
The program they provide for someone like me who struggles with keeping up a lawn is a no-brainer. I have neighbors are jealous of the way my lawn looks ALL season long whether wet or drought conditions my lawn remains green with minimal watering. Service is outstanding and environmentally safe.
Carole Masters
Carole Masters
2023-09-10
We have had a very good lawn with no worries since using Dirt & Turf.
James Grenafege
James Grenafege
2023-09-09
They have a five phase seasonal schedule that addresses weed and bug control that works for me. They offer other services, such as full lawn seeding, that I may use in the future. This is my fifth season with them and I am very satisfied with the results—lawn has improved each year.
Jamie M
Jamie M
2023-09-08
I have been using Dirt and Turf for more than 10 years. My lawn looks great! They are very reliable and helpful.

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