I sometimes think we should change the state insect from the honey bee to the mosquito. As a matter of fact, according to a study conducted by OFF, Raleigh, where Canopy Lawn Care is headquartered, ranks #15 on their buggiest cities survey.
Have you ever woken up in the morning only to find a mosquito got into your bedroom and feasted on your leg overnight! Between the threat of West Nile and Zika and the fact that my children have severe reactions to mosquito bites, I decided it was time to get serious about getting rid of the mosquitos in my yard, but first I had some questions.
Are mosquito treatments safe for my family and the environment?
When applied correctly, mosquito treatments pose a negligible risk for the environment and your family. It is recommended that people and pets stay inside for 15-30 minutes following the treatment to ensure all application is dry, but after the drying period you can get outside and enjoy the yard.
How does the treatment work?
Mosquito treatments are applied by a trained technician using a backpack blower that emits a fog treating the entire property – lawn area, trees, shrubs, natural areas. The treatment both kills current mosquitos in your yard, but most importantly it prevents the breeding cycle of mosquitos. Mosquitos like to lay eggs, in moist shady areas, with larva hatching through spring, summer, and fall.
Do mosquito treatments effect any other types of bugs or insects?
Yes and No. It is an insecticide so it will kill any insects that come in direct contact with the application, but it is only harmful to mosquitos following the application.
Will treating my yard make mosquitos worse in my neighbor’s yard?
No! It actually helps your neighbors as well. Since the treatment kills mosquitos and prevents the breeding cycle, your neighbors will likely see less as well.
How long does the treatment last?
Proper application greatly minimizes mosquito population. Since mosquitos are constantly breeding it is recommended you repeat the treatment every 3 weeks from April thru October, which ends up being a total of 9 treatments. We want your yard to be mosquito free between treatments. If you see mosquito’s in-between treatments, you can call and get another application.
Will mosquito treatment help prevent the Zika virus?
We can not make any claims about the prevention of Zika virus. It is known that the Zika virus is carried through mosquitos, so having fewer mosquitos in your lawn sounds like a pretty good idea to us! Insects are everywhere, so it is always important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautionary measures to avoid bites.