Should You Spray Your Yard for Mosquitoes and Ticks?

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • July 20, 2017

Knowing When To Spray For Mosquitoes and Ticks

With last year’s Zika epidemic, and with the growing list of insect-transmitted diseases, it’s important to protect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks. If you’re considering spraying your yard for mosquitoes and ticks, take a look at our recommendations below:

Before you consider chemical spraying, consider what steps you can do to get rid of any unnecessary attractions of bugs.

Eliminate what attracts mosquitoes and ticks first.

  • Get rid of any standing water (where mosquitoes like to breed). Check out birdbaths, old tires, wheelbarrows, and swimming pool covers for standing water. If you live next to a body of water, more to the next steps..
  • Keep your gutters clean and clear away ivy and decaying leaves
  • Set mosquito traps that use fans, electric grids, or adhesive pads to capture and kill mosquitoes. They often attract mosquitoes and then kill anything that comes into contact with them.
  • Grow these plants which naturally repel mosquitoes.

For ticks, it’s important to keep your grass trimmed and tidy. Ticks like tall grass and hiding under leaves or other debris. Keep your yard clean and trim trees to keep their presence to a minimum. Check out our lawn services for help!

Still, have mosquitoes and ticks? Time to treat.

Still having a problem with bugs attacking? This is when you should consider spraying your yard. This isn’t a guarantee that you won’t see bugs in your yard, but you will see their number drastically reduce.

These treatments are targeted, so if you love your ladybugs and caterpillars, you can rest easy knowing we won’t mess with them. Our professionals have a plan to protect nontarget organisms and minimize the drift of chemicals into nontarget areas. We do recommend that you wash vegetables and herbs from your garden prior to consumption. (Just to be on the safe side.)

Our treatment creates an invisible barrier around your property that eliminates mosquitoes within and prevents them from entering.

We treat areas such as:

  • Under your shrubbery
  • Around your gardens
  • Underneath your deck/ porch
  • Along your fences
  • Beside your foundation
  • Within tall grasses and low hanging vegetation.

We want your burgers and hot dogs to be what’s on the menu on your cookouts, not your guests! Trust our trained technicians to treat your home and keep your guests comfortable. Contact our pest control professionals today to get your yard sprayed and cleared!

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