How Long Does Mosquito Treatment Last?
Depending on the type of mosquito treatment used, they are typically effective for one to two months. The weather, environment, and the mosquito population size can all affect how long mosquito treatment stays effective.
When you work with a professional mosquito control expert, they will determine when your Central Florida home or property needs to be retreated for mosquitoes. The goal is to ensure your yard is mosquito-proof throughout the entire mosquito season, which is why multiple treatments may be required.
Do I Need More Than One Mosquito Treatment?
In general, more than one mosquito treatment is needed to provide ongoing protection against mosquitoes in the spring and summer. After about a month’s time, the repellent that was applied will begin to degrade, therefore weakening the barrier around your yard. Rather than let the repellent fade away, it’s important to have your yard retreated to continue protecting you and your family from mosquitoes until the fall and winter months.
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How Often Should I Treat My Yard For Mosquitoes?
In between professional treatment, you should still keep an eye on your yard to look for signs of mosquito activity. In addition, practice the following routine to ensure mosquitoes stay away:
- Inspect your yard every week during mosquito season to look for signs of activity.
- Tip-over any containers that have accumulated standing or stagnant water.
- When spending time outside, use a fan to discourage mosquitoes from gathering.
Mosquito Treatment Timeline
Mosquito treatment should start in the very early spring months, which is typically early March here in Central Florida. After the initial treatment, your professional mosquito control expert will work with you to determine when you may need to be re-treated. This could be anywhere from 4-6 weeks after the initial repellent application. If during the first month you notice the repellent is not effective, it’s important to always reach out to your exterminator for assistance.
How Long Does Mosquito Treatment Last? in Orlando FL and surrounding counties
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