Why the Last Spray Matters
It is hard to believe that Labor Day is just around the corner and back to school supplies are now lining the aisles of stores. As you send your kids off to the bus stop this year, you may be tempted to end your mosquito spraying season a bit early, but we wanted to give you some information on why completing the entire season of barrier spray treatments can help your spring (yes, we’re talking 2016 already!) be a lot less itchy.
One of our technicians is Justin who used to work for the Maryland Department of Agriculture in the mosquito control division. As Justin explains, mosquitoes can be tricky creatures. They lay eggs, hibernate and can survive some pretty frigid temperatures while in hibernation. All the eggs that are laid can also survive the colder temps and only need water and temperatures above 55 degrees to hatch. If you opt out of your last couple treatments, it gives female mosquitoes a chance to not only make your yard a home, but lay more eggs before the first freeze. That last mosquito treatment spray is vitally important to make sure our technicians get rid of those last mosquitoes and mosquito larvae. Mosquitoes will stay active until the first freeze and temperatures stay below 50 degrees, so even if temperatures here in the Baltimore area start to dip down into cooler days, you shouldn’t let your guard down when it comes to buzzing in the backyard.
We know it’s tempting to cancel service and put those dollars toward new backpacks and binders, but after a long day at school those kiddos will be itching for some outside fun at home. We want to make sure that’s the only itching going on around your house. More importantly, we want to ensure that we’re not giving the bugs a head start on 2016 by giving them free rein to reproduce now and ruin your early spring. If you have any questions about your season, give us a call and we’ll explain the whole process.
So, Don’t let mosquitoes trick you into ending service before the season ends! You’ll thank us later.