Mosquitoes are small, but they are a major disease-carrying nuisance. Mosquito sprays can help you reclaim your yard back from these little pests.
There are two methods for spraying your yard. The first is regular treatments from a pest control professional. They will visit your home and spray your yard at regular intervals, such as weekly or biweekly. This is very targeted spraying so that the pesticide is only applied to areas where mosquitoes are likely to be resting during the day or in areas where mosquitoes lay eggs. The benefit of this method is that there is no aerial spraying necessary, which is preferred by some people.
The other method uses a spray system. Your exterminator installs the spray lines around the perimeter of your yard, usually along the top of the fence. The system sprays a diluted pesticide every evening at dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. This method is quite effective because it provides consistent pesticide coverage so that mosquitoes don't return between treatments.
Concerns and Solutions
The main concern with mosquito sprays is that they may harm beneficial insects. Targeted spraying is one way to minimize this concern since your exterminator will not be spraying the entire yard but only the trouble spots. With aerial systems, making sure the timer is dialed in for dusk, when most beneficial insects are no longer active, will also minimize causalities.
Another concern, primarily with the aerial yard spray systems, is the effects on any children or pets that are in the yard at the time. The solution here is to know when the system sprays each evening and then ensuring that no one is in the yard when this occurs.
To ensure your mosquito spraying service is as effective as possible, make sure to eliminate all mosquito breeding grounds from your yard. Add bubblers and fountains to water features and birdbaths, for example, so that there is no stagnant water. Clean gutters and empty out buckets to further minimize standing water and mosquito breeding. Grass and brush should also be kept mowed and raked.
Your mosquito control service can also help you choose the lowest level of toxicity pesticide for your issues, which can help mitigate some of the concerns with spray treatments. They will also guide you to other steps you can take to help eliminate the mosquitoes in your yard.
Contact a mosquito yard spraying service to learn more about your pest treatment options.Share
7 April 2021
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