Living Mosquito Free In Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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I am so happy to be LIVING MOSQUITO FREE in Portsmouth, New Hampshire!!


mosquitoWhen we bought our property six years ago, the city clerk said "hope you like mosquitos" and before the foundation was even poured, we understood why.

The property is wooded and wet and our fight against the blood sucking demons has been quite the losing battle.

We tried fogging and spraying.  We tried Mosquito Magnets, three of them going at once.  We tried a disgusting garlic spray we found online.  Nothing worked.  

Swarms of mosquitos surrounded our car in the driveway, waiting to attack when we exited.  It was a race to beat them into the house, quickly slamming the door so as not to let any in the house.

Try explaining to two toddlers why they can't go outside and see the birdies, for fear they will get eaten alive.  Spending time in our yard was not an option.  


Just when I thought all hope was lost....we found our answer.  

MOSQUITO SQUAD to the rescue!

mosquito squad

No bugs  .  No bites  .  No kidding

We are now mosquito free!  We are using the patio furniture and enjoying our yard the way we thought we never could, and Jack and Zack are safe to play in the yard!  The results have been amazing!  No more mosquitos!

If you have a mosquito problem, I recommend you visit the Mosquito Squad website for more information and for service locations.  They certainly made a difference for us! 

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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

John:  Check out the website...supposed to be very safe.  When I made the decision, I decided the alternative of what the mosquito poses as a threat outweighed the treatment.

Laura:  It has been amazing...and they protect from ticks too!  I couldn't be happier! 

Jul 18, 2011 01:16 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sharon. Sounds like you found a solution in a good company that delivers. I love your city and congrats on being able to enjoy it in its entirety.

Jul 18, 2011 01:22 AM #4
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Sharon, finally you can enjoy the outdoors and don't have to think about all sprays. Such a relief.

Jul 18, 2011 01:24 AM #5
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Sharon, glad to hear that you are a warrior in the battle against mosquitoes.  They love to bite sweet little babies and I'm glad the kids can play without worry-good tip and hopefully non-toxic!

Jul 18, 2011 01:27 AM #6
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Sharon, I hope this company appreciates the nice recommendation, ask for a free application for the pitch. Enjoy the yard.

Jul 18, 2011 01:36 AM #7
Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team
RE/MAX Property Specialists - Pocono Lake, PA
Poconos Vacation Rentals

Great tips! 

         Thank you for sharing and best of luck.

Jul 18, 2011 01:47 AM #8
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon - Even more importantly, these mosquitos carry diseases like West Nile that can be transmitted to humans.  Glad you were able to stamp out the problem and enjoy your cabin!

Jul 18, 2011 03:14 AM #9
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Evil little creatures aren't they LOL. We don't fill our bird baths anymore because of the standing water issue. As Sally says we now have to be careful about West Nile. Glad you found a solution.

Jul 18, 2011 04:17 AM #10
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Sheila:  We are thrilled we found them, and yes they do deliver!  Portsmouth is a great place to call home, we love it here....even more now that we are free of those pests!

Anna:  It's such a relief.  We've lived here 7 years and this is the first Summer we have enjoyed our yard!

Joanna:  Before we started using Mosquito Squad, Jack and Zack had huge bites (bad reactions) and that was just getting from the car to the door.  They haven't had a bite since the treatments.  The stuff used is equivalent to the stuff they use on pet collars and they spray the perimeter, not the whole for my boys.

Steve:  I don't know about a free treatment because we paid up front for the season, but they have a great T'shirt my husband would love to says "bite me" on the back of it, LOL!

Jeff & Heather:  You're welcome!

Sally:  Cabin??  I'm getting the service at my home.  My next door neighbor lost a grandson to Lyme Disease so I take those tick and mosquito diseases very seriously.  It's such a comfort knowing the boys are in a safer environment.

Janice:  A wonderful solution!  I was so nervous about the boys being biten and now don't worry at all.  There's plenty of other stuff to worry about anyways!


Jul 18, 2011 05:28 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon - does it work on the little no-see-ums?   Please say yes because they're driving us nuts here.  Our mosquitos aren't that bad but the little things are all over you when you're outside!  I'm glad you, Jack and Zack can go outside again.

Jul 18, 2011 05:34 AM #12
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy:  Honestly, I don't know, but I don't have any, and we always did.  Now the season for them could be over, I don't know.  The only thing we still have is deer flies which are annoying but even they have been reduced in numbers.  

Jul 18, 2011 05:47 AM #13
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Nice shout out to the Mosquito Squad Sharon. Get rid of those blood sucking leeches once and for all!

Jul 18, 2011 05:56 AM #14
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

Great recommendation for the guys at Mosquito Squad. It's great that you can enjoy your yard...

Jul 18, 2011 07:24 AM #15
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

We don't have the mosquito's here much, but a tick free yard would be great. Hope you have many pest free days out playing with your boys.

Jul 18, 2011 09:44 AM #16
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great discovery.  We were in Florida for 4 days earlier this month, and came bunch with a load of bites that swelled up...I love being outside and I understand how delighted you must be. A

Jul 18, 2011 10:57 AM #17
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Sharon, you just remedied me of how allergic my kids are to bug bites! One time my son got bite on his lip and it swelled up so big my husband was worried....I said don't worry, most women would kill for lips like that! LOL

Jul 18, 2011 02:31 PM #18
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

OMG.....I hate bugs, especially mosquitos.  Thanks for the post today and the tips. 



Patricia Aulson/ Seacoast NE & ME

Jul 18, 2011 11:12 PM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Craig:  Blood sucking leeches is right!  Good riddance!

Gerry:  Something that most people take for granted...we have never been able to enjoy our yard until now.

Lee & Carol:  As I said earlier, our neighbor lost a grandson to Lyme Disease from a tick bite in their was an easy decision to go with the service to protect ourselves.

Alexandra:  We are not bite free...I have a couple bites from visiting other people...but at least I'm not getting them here!

Ellen:  We actually called the doctor and had Jack seen for one of his bites (prior to Mosquito Squad) because it was so big and red.  Your comment is funny!

Patricia:  If you have an problem with bugs in your yard, give them a's an awesome service.

Jul 19, 2011 05:26 AM #20
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Your property sounds perfectly beautiful.  It's awful how mosquitos can ruin it like that.   So glad you found a cure

Jul 19, 2011 04:22 PM #21
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Karen:  Thank you!  It is's wooded and private but I have shopping and beautiful beaches just  minutes away.  We lived here 6 years without using our yard!  It's like I've got a whole new world outside my door, LOL!

Jul 20, 2011 04:31 AM #22
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