Spray Before You Play!

When you think of spring, you usually think about blooming flowers and milder weather. But for companies and homeowners, it’s important to keep certain pests away—not only because they can destroy vegetation, but also because they carry potentially serious diseases.

Protect Yourself from Spring Dangers

Did you know that mosquitoes and ticks are carriers of diseases that can make people sick, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, and Lyme Disease? Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain, which can result in a coma and possibly death. West Nile Virus is carried by mosquitoes, and was first discovered in the United States in 1999. Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection typically carried by deer ticks.

Each of these diseases is preventable. For individuals, it is a good idea to wear insect repellent and protective clothing when you go outdoors. But for larger scale areas, these pests can be tough to combat. That’s why The Veron Company offers monthly sprays, as well as spraying for special outdoor events, including graduation parties.

Preventing Pests while Protecting the Environment 

The Veron Company is dedicated to protecting the environment, which is why we offer organic prevention methods. The organic materials we use are safe for children and pets, and they won’t harm wildlife that’s helpful to the environment or nearby vegetation. The cost will vary depending on the type and size of your location.

Tips and Tricks to Repel Pests Naturally

For individuals, there are many environmentally safe ways to get rid of pests. Here are just a few ideas:

Mosquitoes are drawn to a number of things, from light and humidity to scents. Mosquitoes that carry malaria tend to be attracted to bacteria and sweat. Others may be drawn to certain hand odors from lotions or soaps. Most mosquitoes will be repelled by lemon eucalyptus oil, as well as materials made from the black pepper plant, among others. However, according to Consumer Reports, many so-called organic products on the market do not work, including wrist bands made with citronella. During tests, mosquitoes bit anyway. That’s why it’s important to contact specialists like the ones at The Veron Company because we use the most effective materials. And if the mosquitoes aren’t attracted to your yard, they are less likely to come after you.

To keep deer away, it’s important to know that they are creatures of habit, and tend to revisit the same places to graze. For homeowners looking to keep deer away, there are some interesting remedies for keeping them away. Hanging a bar of soap from a tree branch may repel them, and rain only makes the soap fragrance stronger. Believe it or not, deer aren’t really fans of the scent of human hair. So wrapping some hair in a cloth and hanging or spreading it may also do the trick. Some other ideas include hanging mothballs in onion sacks (although this isn’t the most environmentally friendly), hanging garlic or fabric softener. And if you have the stomach for it, they don’t care much for decayed fish heads, either. Natural commercial repellents contain all kinds of surprising ingredients, too, including fox urine.

For more tips, keep checking our blog all spring long!   

Spray Service

If you’d like to have your property sprayed for a special event or for monthly prevention, please contact The Veron Company at 508-485-4884 or email fertguy@theveroncompany.com . For an estimate or more information, just leave your name, address and phone number, and we will respond as soon as possible. Sprays will be started within the next couple of months.

The Veron Company is dedicated to providing organic, environmentally-friendly and beautiful landscaping, as well as other services.  Contact us today to let us go to work for you!

The Veron Company, serving Marlborough, Massachusetts and surrounding areas, including Cape Cod since 1982.