Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If your query is not answered below, please reach out to us on our contact page or at
Is the product safe for my children and pets?
Absolutely! There are no poisons or harmful chemicals in the spray we use. The main ingredient is highly concentrated garlic juice, other food grade preservatives and natural oils. All we ask is that pets are inside when we are spraying due to their heightened sense of smell.
Does the product smell?
Initially after spraying some people notice a mild smell, similar to that of grilling or barbecuing (remember, mosquitoes and ticks hate garlic). However, this smell dissipates within a few hours.
How long until I can be outside on the property?
You can be outside immediately! However, we’d recommend allowing 20-30min to allow the product to dry.
Do I need to be home for the service application?
No, you do not need to be home. Once we have serviced your property we will send you a confirmation email so you know we’ve been to your property and it has been naturally treated to repel ticks and mosquitoes.
What happens if it rains?
Best result are achieved when we spray your property when there is little to no precipitation. This allows the product to dry on foliage, grass, etc. ensuring it will help in repelling mosquitoes and ticks for the longest period of time. If heavy rain follows an application, it can hinder effectiveness. Simply give us a call.
Is the product safe for bees, butterflies, gardens, etc.?
Yes it is. Birds, bees, and ladybugs are not bothered by the natural spray. Butterflies are not bothered by the garlic spray, as long as they are not directly sprayed, so we keep an eye out for them.
How long will the treatment last?
Ideally the treatment lasts anywhere from 2-4 weeks. This is when we like to come back to re-apply (see Seasonal Treatment Plan). However, this largely depends on precipitation, and if there is any standing water on, or close to the property.
How is the product applied?
At Ecospray we use powered backpack sprayers to treat all of your foliage, under your deck, behind your shed, long grass, and anywhere mosquitoes and ticks rest and hide during the day.
What if I think it didn't work?
Given that we work within a natural environment, there is always the odd time that rain or some other circumstance occurs and the proper barrier is not created around your property. This occurs whether chemicals or naturally based products are used. We simply come and re-spray your property. No questions asked.
what can I do to further reduce mosquitoes & Ticks?
Removing any standing water (if possible) is a great place to start. This can be as simple as dumping out kiddie pools, wheelbarrows and other vehicles that can collect stagnant water. Removing piles of leaves will also help reduce mosquitoes, as they love damp areas. When it comes to ticks, regularly cutting your lawn greatly reduces ticks, as they love to hide in long grasses and removing stacks of firewood.
Can I have this service done while covid-19 social distancing is in effect?
Yes. The beauty of what we do at Ecospray, is that we don't come into the home at all. We will let you know when we are coming and go straight into your backyard to fog away the ticks and mosquitoes. After our visit, you are invoiced electronically or you can leave your payment in the mailbox for us to retrieve. This allows us to minimize the human contact (hopefully not for long) and also allows us to spray if you are on vacation or away at work.