The Truth About Mosquito, Tick & Flea Control

Mosquito
West Nile . . . Zika . . . Lyme Disease – these topics are flooding the media this summer along with an abundance of do-it-yourself insect control products. How do you know what insect controls actually work, especially when your family and pets health is on the line? Here are some important aspects to consider before purchasing any insect controls.
 
Chemical Versus Natural Insect Controls
You have options. Decide if you’re comfortable with applying a chemical product containing an active ingredient like DEET. Or, do you prefer an effective, more natural, organic product using essential oils as the active ingredient?
 
Understand Price Differences
You know the old adage “You get what you pay for”? Check the ingredients on the back of the bottle. Look at the percentage of active ingredients. In some cases, over 97% of ingredients are inert (i.e. filler that serves no purpose). Don’t settle for a diluted product. It needs to be effective. Natural Alternative® Mosquito, Tick and Flea Control contains over 55% active ingredients.
 
Just because a bottle is smaller, don’t assume it treats less area. In the case of Natural Alternative® Mosquito, Tick and Flea Control, the highly concentrated ready-to-spray product is half the size of most competing brands, but covers twice as much area.
 
Ask These Questions Before Buying A Do-It-Yourself Mosquito, Tick and Flea Product:
  • What does it smell like? Some smell like garlic and linger for hours.
  • How often do I need to apply the product? It’s reasonable to apply a product monthly.
  • How much coverage will I get? The products can range from 2,500 to 10,000 square feet!
  • Does the product have chemical or organic ingredients?
  • Is the product pet-friendly?
  • Does the product harm bees, butterflies, earthworms or birds?
  • Do I have to wait to re-enter my lawn after I apply the product? 
To learn more about the Natural Alternative® 100% Organic Mosquito, Tick and Flea Control, click here.

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J Burnett – Lowell, MA

I live where the soil is already high in phosphorus (the middle number) and it’s hard to find any with none locally. I buy one of these (Fall Fertilizer Application 4) each season and they are well worth the cost. My neighbors all say my yard is looking much better than under the prior homeowner.

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Steve D. – Merrimack, NH

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John & Cherylynn Smith, National Rose Association First Place Winner – Westminster, MD

We grow 200 varieties of hot peppers and 150 heirloom tomatoes. We used Protilizer and saw no phytophthora root disease; our crop yields were higher; we had better root development; and the plants just looked healthier than they have in years. The fact that Protilizer is organic and OMRI listed is a bonus. Thank you for your help and support throughout my trials.

James Weaver, Meadow View Farms – Kutztown, PA

I will continue to be a loyal supporter of Natural Alternative products. Your bacteria based products are unmatched in the industry.

Darryl Schultz, Bud Shultz Garden Center – Dunmore, PA

I am a vegetable and annual grower. I recently started using your Protilizer Seed & Plant Starter on my annual nursery stock. The results exceeded my expectations. My Impatiens, Petunias, Marigolds were healthy and disease free. The root development was the best I have ever seen. This year I am also trying it in my strawberry fields.

John Stoltzfus, Brandywine Produce – Honey Brook, PA

We are pleased with the results we’re getting with Protilizer on our pansy crop. We did not have any stem disease for the first time in years. Please send me another 6 jugs. We need it for our poinsettias.

Kenneth Miller, Milmont Greenhouses – Waynesboro, VA

As a grower/retailer we use Natural Alternative Protilizer and 5-5-5 plant food in our growing operations to maintain top quality plants in our retail stores. We have reduced our use of fungicides for root diseases to almost zero. During the hot summer months, our customers remark that our plants look so healthy for the middle of summer.

Jim Glick, Ken’s Gardens – Lancaster County, PA

Thank you all for your help and recommendations. I appreciate the time you spent on the phone with me to work toward a solution for my lawn. You have been a tremendous help. What terrific customer service!

J. Jackson – Columbus, Ohio

Again, I want to thank you for the awesome service you have given us this season. I very much appreciate it.

Lee Roeder, Strosniders – Bethesda, MD

The ice melt worked great! We already put some down for the storm that missed us last week, and yesterday morning when I checked the area it was covered with sleet with the exception of the areas we treated with the ice melt. [Thanks for] your quality service and the great product you provide.

Andrew C. Lee, Capitol Hill Business Improvement District – Washington, DC

We love the [Natural Alternative Ice Melt] product and have for years. We will keep pushing it!

Craig S. Co-Owner – Twins Ace Hardware, Fairfax, VA 22030

I just wanted to thank you for the great products that Natural Alternatives produces. I did cut my lawn last Saturday and got all the leaves up and early Sunday morning applied the last Winter Fertilizer. I have been so pleased with your products for the lawn and for my flower beds and tomato plants. My lawn looks like green velvet. I have two dogs and am very careful as to what products I apply to my lawn and gardens. Thank you also for the "computer reminders" that you send out. They are very helpful.

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Thank you and your staff SO MUCH for getting us an order of ice melt today. You've made not only our customers, but staff (who is always eager to please), very happy! It's that kind of service and attention that will have us coming back to you!

Robbie Kaplan, Ace Hardware – Washington, DC

We [used your] ice melt today and it worked much better than what we were using before.

Thomas Beaver, General Growth Properties – Columbia, MD