Nothing ruins an outdoor evening in the summertime quite like mosquitoes buzzing around and biting everyone. These itchy bumps can easily be avoided if you simply spray your yard area with a mosquito treatment. There are several different types of outdoor mosquito treatments to choose from. Be sure that the repellent you select is specifically labeled for outdoor use.
Residual Barrier Spray
Mix the residual barrier spray with water as directed on the package. Pour the diluted product into a hand pump sprayer.
Spray the insecticide in shaded, damp and cool areas. These are the areas that mosquitoes commonly remain in during the heat of the day. For example, spray underneath a porch, in tall grass underneath trees, along the edges of your property or along a fence line.
Reapply the spray as directed on the package. These sprays can generally last about two weeks.
Aerosol Barrier Spray
Follow instructions on the label with regard to shaking the can of aerosol barrier spray in preparation for use.
Spray the aerosol spray directly on the vegetation you wish to treat. During hot days, spray it in cool, damp, shady areas of your lawn to reduce the mosquito population.
Reapply the aerosol barrier spray at least a few hours and no more than a day before you plan to use your lawn area.