Rain, Rain, Go Away

When you are trying out a new product or service, the natural response is to have questions about how it works, what it does, and different factors that can affect it. That is true for mosquito treatment services and our customers. There are many questions not only new customers ask, but customers who have been sprayed for multiple seasons. We have a Frequently Asked Questions section on our website, but every once in a while it doesn’t hurt to expand on one of those answers and give you more information about our sprays.

A big question we always get, especially after a big storm, is how rain affects the product we use when we treat your yard. Most people reason that rain washes the product away, requiring a re-spray, but actually the opposite is true. As long as your yard has had adequate time to dry and the product has had time to bond to the foliage (usually about 30 minutes) rain should not impact the effectiveness of your service. It is actually the sun that breaks down the product over time, not rain.

Lots of areas in the country are experiencing higher-than-average rainfall this season, and since rain creates areas of standing water, allowing mosquitoes to hatch, it is completely normal to worry that your service is being interrupted by the drops. The good news is that we are always watching the weather and we make sure if rain is in the forecast we push your scheduled service up a day or back a day. We want to make sure your yard has the allotted dry time to make sure the barrier around your home is set properly. It’s also important to remember that our Neighborly Done Right Promise™ still stands, rain or shine. If the quality of your barrier has been affected by rain, we will return to your yard to ensure you are mosquito-free and enjoying your yard.

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