As soon as temperatures warm up and the ground begins to thaw, mosquitos start to show up and lay their eggs. Typically drawn to standing water or damp areas, mosquitos are more prone to show up in shaded areas of your yard, or areas that do not dry out. Bird baths and other water features can also draw mosquitos, particularly if the water does not circulate.
According to the American Mosquito Control Association, homeowners can reduce mosquito bites by scheduling their activities to avoid the times of day when mosquitos are most active, which is typically early in the morning or at dusk. Here in North Carolina of course, we all know that as the temperatures climb, one of the best times to be outside enjoying your lawn is in the evening when the sun begins to set.
Other DIY solutions include using yellow “bug lights” outside, instead of incandescent lights that attract bugs, a fan to help repel mosquitos away from your deck area, or citronella candles or other candle producing smoke. The odds are, you have already tried many of these solutions to little or no avail.
Using pesticides to control mosquitos is effective. At Canopy Lawn Care, we guarantee the effectiveness of our mosquito treatments in the reduction of backyard mosquitos and their larvae. In fact, if our customers report seeing mosquitos after a treatment, we go back out and spray again at no charge because we are confident that it works. Of course, when it comes to mother nature…and neighborhoods or housing developments, there is really no guarantee that you will never see a mosquito. If you share a tree or shrub line with a neighbor and they are not treating their lawn for mosquitos, there is a chance you could still see some on occasion, but a professional mosquito treatment should drastically reduce the instance of mosquitos in your yard.
The pesticides that are used to treat mosquitos are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In fact, the EPA has regulated mosquito control since its inception. Mosquitoes feed on plant juices. When plants and foliage are sprayed in the yard, the mosquitoes ingest the applied solution and die.
Your yard will continue to be safe for kids and pets to spray following a mosquito treatment. We recommend waiting 30 minutes after the spray application to allow the solution to dry. If someone does come in contact with the solution, simply wash it off with soap and water. There’s no danger, but some people have been known to get a rash.
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