How does the GreenSprays™ ORGANIC Tick Spray work?
We use a proprietary organic cedar wood oil based treatment that has surfactants and other biosolvents that help desicate the insect. Our product is exempt from reporting under FIFRA and EPA exempt too.
How often should GreenSprays™ ORGANIC Tick Spray be applied?
We offer 1 time, 3 times (most customers use this plan) or 5 times (for heavily tick infected areas or properties with high re-entry rates like deer paths) annual spray plans. Each spray last for 6-8 weeks weather dependent.
Will GreenSprays™ ORGANIC Tick Spray harm beneficial insects (ie bees, worms, etc)?
GreenSprays™ Organic Tick applications do not have any harmful effects on earthworms, bees or butterflies!
How will my family and pets be affected?
GreenSprays™ Organic Tick Control is NON-TOXIC, KID SAFE, ORGANIC and KOSHER certified. Yards can be used with in 15 minutes of spraying to allow drying time.
What will my plants and shrubs look like when you leave?
When we leave you may smell a cedar type smell after a GreenSprays™ Organic Tick treatment while plants and shrubs remain unaffected looking.
Where do you advertise?
We support our local communities that we serve by sponsoring little league teams, local banners, social media and traditional print ads. Looking for a corporate sponsor, give us a try!
How can I recognize your crew?
You mean, besides the polite friendly demeanor and the ear to ear smile on their faces? All GreenSprays™ employees wear tan colored pants and our GreenSprays™ shirts that include our logos. Our vehicles have our logo all over them, you can't miss them!
Why a ladybug?
We're often asked, why a lady bug on a leaf for the mascot, why not a tick or a deer? Our focus is on health of your family, pets and the environmental, for us a lady bug symbolizes a delicate balance of being able to love and live with certain insects and not others.
What towns do you serve?
We service the following towns in Connecticut: Bethany, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, New Canaan, Norwalk, Orange, Redding, Ridgefield, Rowayton, Stamford, Tokenke, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge.
There is a $5 fuel charge for all homes beyond 30 miles of our warehouse for all services under $200.
Why is a pesticide marker left on my property after an organic service?
The State of Connecticut requires an application marker be left on all properties serviced regardless of organic or technical material. This protects you as the homeowner to ensure nothing has been placed on your property without your knowledge.
How do I make an appointment for a consultation?
During peak season we do not offer consults. Our pricing is based on square footage/acre. We use a commercial measuring tool similar to Google Earth to come up with the property size.
What day/time will be my appointment be?
Here's the great thing - you don't need to be home for your spray or tube application which will occur Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm. Our crew calls one hour prior to their arrival as a courtesy. We call the number that is on your contract please ensure that number is correct! Our customers are grouped by neighborhood, not only does this allow us to visit more happy customers but it saves on gas and emissions too.
What kind of ticks does your product kill?
We tested against both male and female ticks of each species: Brown Dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), American Dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum) and Deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis).
What is your miniumum service fee?
There is no minimum service fee, we sell a service, not a consultation. All services are pre-paid via major credit card or check, your job is only scheduled and loaded once the invoice is paid as that payment becomes your contract with us.
Do you offer any pre-pay discounts?
If you buy a full season of tick sprays (3 services) and prepay via check we offer 10% discount, if you pre-pay by credit card we offer 5% discount. The cut off for pre-season pricing is April 1 of that spray year. For example: A 1 acre property at $169*3=$507. Pre-pay via credit card would reduce that to $481.65 and pre-pay via check would reduce it to $456.30."
Why is my payment due the night prior to the service date listed on your invoice?
Your payment represents your understanding that we are coming to your property for the services and the charges listed on your invoice. A licensed and insured truck, a licensed applicator and organic certified material will be scheduled and reserved for your property once we receive payment.
Can you hold a spot for me until I make the decision?
Regrettably we can not. We take upwards of 75 calls per day. We schedule our routes on a first booked, first serve basis.
Can you refer me to a company that does the work you don't do (e.g., re-seeding)?
We can not speak to the capability, license or insurance of another company and for that reason we do not offer referrals.
Do you use subcontractors?
No. A GreenSprays™ employee is on every single job.
I'm a landscaper and either don't hold the licenses required or I am looking to outsource to a full service tick company, can you take on my book of business?
Yes. Please call Stacy in the office for details.
Is there a trip charge or rescheduling fee?
Yes! If we arrive at your door and are turned away for any reason (landscapers, play date, time just doesn't work for you, etc) there is a $99 trip charge to reschedule your visit with us. We've paid for a truck and driver to be off the road and the material has been set aside for you. That material now quickly has to be redirected to another home when possible or it gets wasted. The fee is to offset the cost of our lost revenue and material that day.
I was sprayed and then it rained, did the product work?
Once our GreenSprays™ USDA organic certified tick and/or mosquito spray has dried our blended botanical oils can not be move by any precipitation. Rain storms help drive the product to move through the leaf layers to kill ticks where they reside. Our oils typically dry in 15 minutes and are rain fast in 30 minutes. That's a long winded way of saying yes, your spray worked!