It’s simple, really. The rain and wind will dissipate the insecticide-laced fog faster. This means it won’t have the opportunity to settle on the ground or on other surfaces and actually do its job. The same applies after you have fogged an area.
Does rain affect mosquito fogging?
Rain just before or after an application does not have a major effect on the success of the treatment. The products we use are oil based, and are not “washed off” by the rain. In fact, we are not treating foliage at all, but spraying in the air while mosquitoes are flying, impacting them at that time.
When should you fog for mosquitoes?
The best time to kill adult mosquitoes by fogging is at dusk, when they are most active and looking for food (mosquitoes feed on human or animal blood). The aerosol fog primarily targets flying mosquitoes, which is why the timing of the spray is critical.
Should you spray mosquitoes after rain?
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.
Why are mosquitoes worse after rain?
Wet weather conditions give mosquitoes bountiful opportunities to find standing water to lay their eggs on. When warm weather follows the rain, mosquitoes are able to proliferate even more rapidly.
Do mosquitoes like wet skin?
Mosquitoes are attracted to certain compounds that are present on human skin and in sweat. These compounds give us a specific odor that can draw mosquitoes in.
What can I use to fog mosquitoes?
A fogger is a special machine powered by electricity or propane that produces very fine droplets that hang in the air like fog. Fogs may float for long periods of time before settling on foliage and other mosquito resting sites.
How long after rain Can I spray for mosquitoes?
Although the spray we use doesn’t wash off in wet weather, we don’t spray when it’s about to rain. A mosquito spray must be applied in dry conditions to give it a chance to stick to the leaves. After about 3 hours, the spray settles, and there is no danger from rain. The insecticide will stay put until it biodegrades.