Mosquito swarms can put a damper on any outdoor activity. They are annoying and potentially deadly.
If you want to protect your family and be able to enjoy the outdoors, you should consider spraying your yard for mosquitoes with an effective, natural active ingredient repellent.
In this post, we will discuss how often to spray your yard for mosquitoes, when you should spray, and the benefits.
How Often to Spray Your Yard for Mosquitoes
How often you should spray your yard for mosquitoes depends on the type of pest control you’re using. It’s usually recommended to spray every one to four weeks.
The frequency you need to spray for mosquitoes also depends on:
- The weather in your area
- How many mosquitoes you’re trying to get rid of
- The application method
For example, if you live in Florida, where it rains almost every afternoon in the summer, you might need to treat your yard weekly.
Spraying for Mosquitoes With An All-Natural Repellent
If you’re using an all-natural mosquito repellent to keep mosquitoes away, you’ll probably have to spray more often. With natural mosquito repellents, it’s best to spray at least every other week.
It’s important to spray frequently because mosquitoes reproduce quickly, and many mosquito repellents can kill them in every stage of their life cycle.
The Best Time to Spray Your Yard for Mosquitoes
While spraying your yard at any time is better than nothing, there are times when it will be more effective.
Best Time of Day to Spray for Mosquitoes
The most beneficial time of day to spray for mosquitoes is when they are most active – dawn and dusk.
Avoid spraying right before it rains, while it’s raining, and just after it rained. It will dilute the solution and prevent it from working to its full potential.
Best Time of Year to Spray for Mosquitoes
You should start spraying your yard for mosquitoes just before mosquito season starts.
This varies depending on your local climate. Mosquito season begins when temperatures are consistently 50℉ or below.
Spraying early deters mosquitoes and will limit the number of eggs they will lay on your property. It’s also beneficial because keeping mosquitoes away from your family and pets.