Frequently Asked Questions about our Buzz Boss System & Services
How does the Buzz Boss System work to get rid of pests and insects and how long will it last?
Our Buzz Boss™ System treatments go far beyond hardware store products- we use professional grade equipment and licensed trained technicians to solve your pest problems. We work with our customers to create a program that will manage and protect against pests in both yard and home. Being on a Buzz Boss program means that we will revisit your property as often as needed throughout the entire season to ensure ongoing protection and prevention.
How does Buzz Boss™ get rid of mosquitoes and how long will it last?
Buzz Boss uses an approach called IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program. We examine areas on your property that mosquitoes are growing or hiding and turn your yard into a very unattractive environment for them. We use a combination of natural larvicides, natural repellents, and insecticide treatments. Depending on climate, each treatment has residual action of up to 21 days, at which time our team will be scheduled to treat your yard again. We will automatically schedule your visits for maximum effectiveness.
How long do treatments usually take?
Depending on the type of service, will depend on the typical treatment times, generally outdoor sprays will take an average of about 10-20 minutes and effects will be noticed immediately. Larger yards may take longer to treat; however, your technician can give you a more accurate estimate once on the property.
Do you treat the grass?
As a general rule Buzz Boss does not treat grass. Mosquitoes do not seek shelter in the grass unless it has grown too long. Our trained technicians will determine the “harborage areas” where mosquitoes like to rest on your property. Those areas are most commonly the underside of the leaves of shrubs and plants, under decks, and in damp shady areas of the property. We do recommend that you keep your grass short during the mosquito season. In certain cases such as a special event like weddings and large outdoor parties, we will pay special attention to the areas where your guests will be.
What products are being used in my yard, and are they safe for my plants, pets, and kids?
Buzz Boss™ uses a proprietary combination of natural and safe synthetic products. The products we use are water-based, mixed in water and will not harm plants. In our Buzz Shield™ service, we treat with a natural garlic spray, similar to the garlic in your kitchen but much stronger and more potent. We use this product around ponds, vegetable gardens, flowering shrubs and flowers so not to harm aquatic life and pollinators (e.g., bees). In both our Buzz Shield™ Mosquito and Tick Control and Buzz Shield Ground™ we use a product that is a synthetic form of a natural by-product that is derived from the Chrysanthemum flower called pyrethrins. The synthetic formula has a similar chemical structure to pyrethrins, and is often used in commercial products such as household insecticides, pet shampoos and sprays, and even lice shampoos because it has a very low toxicity for mammals.
Is there an all-natural treatment option?
Yes, for customers who would like an all-natural solution, Buzz Boss™ can treat your yard using only our natural garlic product. It may not provide as much protection as our standard Buzz Shield™ program.
Will this treatment kill bees?
Buzz Boss cares about our bee population. Our technicians are trained to avoid using products that might harm bees near pollinating flowers and areas where bees are active. We use our natural garlic formula in these areas.
Will Buzz Boss kill all the pests and insects on my property?
No service can offer 100% protection from every pest and insect. Our goal is to reduce the number on your property so that you can enjoy your yard this season. And we back it up with the Buzz Boss™ guarantee, service calls are always free.
Which pests are controlled by my treatment?
Each Buzz Boss service targets a particular group of insects and pests.
Buzz Shield™ targets flying insects, specifically mosquitoes and is also very effective against ticks. Buzz Shield Ground™ targets crawling insects that are found in and around your yard, seeking to enter your home. Buzz Attack is a service call for wasps and hornet nests. See our list of pests controlled to find out more:
What if it rains after my yard has been treated?
As long as your yard has had adequate time to dry after the application of your treatment (approximately 30 minutes), rain should not impact the effectiveness of your service. However, our Buzz Boss™ Guarantee ensures that if you are not completely satisfied with the effectiveness of our services, we will return to your yard to re-treat your property and ensure you are mosquito-free until your next scheduled service.
Do you service commercial accounts?
Absolutely. Our Buzz Boss™ commercial programs are a great solution for businesses such as restaurants with patios, parks, campgrounds, public pools and playgrounds, sports fields, daycares, outdoor wedding venues, schools and more.
The city already fogs for mosquitoes, why should I do anything extra for my yard?
The city does a great service by fogging, however that service can only reach mosquitoes in close proximity to the truck and will only spray in public areas, most mosquitoes that bite you on your property are often coming from harborage areas in your own yard. Our technicians are trained to provide a custom treatment for the specific needs of your property.
Can I just get a one-time treatment for a special outdoor party?
Yes. We have an on demand special event treatment available for everything from a small birthday party to a huge wedding reception. Remember that this service is included free for our full program prepaid customers. So fear not, book that party outside and enjoy the Great Canadian Outdoors!