How Long Does Mosquito Treatment Last?
Most types of mosquito treatments will be effective for 1–2 months. There are many factors at play that determine how long a mosquito treatment will last. 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 how often your Eastern and Central Virginia property needs to be treated for mosquitoes in order to provide 24/7 coverage.
Is More Than One Mosquito Treatment Needed?
Especially in the middle of mosquito season, more than one mosquito treatment is typically required. This is because most mosquito repellents—though effective—only last approximately 4 weeks. After this time period has passed, the repellent that was applied will begin to degrade, therefore weakening the barrier around your yard. Instead of letting the repellent fade away, it’s important to have your yard retreated to continue protecting you and your family from mosquitoes until the winter.
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Seasonal Mosquito Treatments
In between visits from a professional mosquito control expert, there are several things you can do to ensure the treatment remains effective. Here’s what to keep your eyes peeled for:
- 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 in Eastern and Central Virginia
Mosquito treatment should start in the very early spring months, which is typically early April here in Eastern and Central Virginia. 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 Virginia
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