Imagine enjoying your backyard without nuisance mosquitos.
You can! Clarke has been in business since 1946 when it began providing mosquito control services across Chicagoland. We know how to help you get the most out of your outdoor living spaces and reduce mosquito populations in your backyard.
Our residential mosquito services provide relief from mosquitoes, plus other labeled flying nuisances such as no-see-ums and midges. Treatments are customized based on the size of your property, the type and amount of vegetation on site, and the frequency of service desired.
Both seasonal services (routine applications on a consistent schedule) and special one-time events like weddings and parties are available. Plus, if your property includes a pond or water garden, Clarke also offers Aquatic Services for controlling weeds and algae.
Clarke uses two different treatment methods for mosquito control services on residential properties. The right treatment type will depend on the size and nature of your property. Our fully-licensed mosquito control applicators provide:
Barrier applications are applied using an EPA-registered insecticide through a backpack to the foliage around your property. This is where adult mosquitoes harbor during daytime hours, and the product is designed to control mosquitoes that land on treated surfaces. These applications can provide lasting control for several days, depending on the product used, the application rate, and weather conditions.
ULV spray treatments are applied using an ATV with turf-friendly tires or backpack application equipment. ULV (ultra-low volume) treatments distribute a fine mist of an EPA-registered insecticide into the air. This mist is made of tiny droplets designed to make contact with adult mosquitoes in-flight. Spray treatments are very effective at quickly reducing mosquito populations at the time of treatment and noticeably improving guest comfort. ULV applications for residential customers are typically reserved for properties larger than 2 acres.
Clarke provides residential mosquito services in communities located around our regional service centers. This gives us the ability to provide service in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.
Treatment costs are calculated based on the size of your lot. Residential services start at $49 per treatment for new customers with properties less than 1/2 acre within our standard service area. Please use our Request a Free Estimate tool to receive a quote specific to your property.
There are plenty of companies providing mosquito control services, but not all of them offer the same caliber of service or support. Compare contracts to make sure you understand what is included.
Consider what matters to you as you evaluate these options. Price only? Products used? Having a method of treatment appropriate for your property? Ability to offer notification in advance of each application? Looking for a one-time service or routine, scheduled treatments? Knowing what you prioritize is the first step to choosing the right service provider.
Learn about mosquito-borne illnesses, methods of control and causes of hatch-offs.
Late summer is often when the presence of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus (WNV) upticks rapidly, thanks to ideal weather conditions (regular rainfall, humidity levels, and warm air temperatures) for mosquito breeding.
According to the Joint Statement on Mosquito Control in the United States from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “…The greatest control impact on mosquito populations will occur when they are concentrated, immobile and accessible.”