How Long Does Mosquito Treatment Last?
Mosquito treatments can remain effective for anywhere from a few weeks to two months. The environment, weather, and mosquito population size all affect how long mosquito treatment retains its potency. When you hire a professional mosquito control expert, they will figure out when your property needs additional treatment.
The goal is to ensure that your yard is mosquito-free through summer, which is why multiple treatments may be necessary.
Do I Need Multiple Mosquito Treatments?
A series of mosquito treatments is usually needed to provide ongoing protection against mosquitoes for all of spring and summer. After about a month, the previously applied repellent will begin to lose its power, weakening the protective barrier around your home. Rather than allowing the repellent to fade, it’s important to have your yard retreated to ensure continued protection until the fall season.
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How Often Should I Have My Yard Treated For Mosquitoes?
In between your professional treatment plan, you should still monitor your yard yourself for any new outbreaks. In addition, consistently take the following steps to ensure that mosquitoes stay away:
- Inspect your yard weekly during the spring and summer to look for mosquito activity.
- Pour out any containers that have collected standing water.
- When staying outside for extended periods of time, turn on a fan to block mosquitoes with wind.
Mosquito Treatment Timeframe
You should start your mosquito treatment in the early spring months – typically early May here in Wisconsin. After the first treatment, your chosen exterminator will work with you to determine when your treatment needs to be reapplied. This will likely be anywhere from 4-6 weeks after the initial repellent application. If you don’t experience a notable drop in mosquito activity in the first month, it’s important to always reach out to your exterminator for assistance.