Hi, I saw your products for preventing/capturing skinks. Do you need to apply the products all year? I wasn’t sure if it was necessary once the weather turns colder or if we should assume that the skinks are active year round. Thanks.
The skink products listed in our article can be used like regular pest control products. For example, the PEST RID GRANULES and PEST RID SPRAY applied around the home can be done monthly whether you see skinks or not. No doubt renewing the application will insure they don’t come back any time soon. But if you want to take a few months off during the cold season when they might be active, you should be okay. Activity will vary from region to region so just be sure and skip only if they’re dormant.
Pest Rid Granules: https://bugspray.com/exempt/granule/pest-rid-exempt-granules-2-pound
Another option is to apply some every 3 months after 3 initial applications. So for the first 3 months, treat once a month to insure they’re gone and stay gone. After that, reapply every 3 months. Granted the product won’t last months but it should be around long enough to give you 1-2 months of protection and if they do show before 3 months, treat immediately.
As for the SKINK TRAPS; they’re best used inside and should be replaced every 3 months. Since its typically warm inside the home, keeping the traps installed year round is common and generally the best way to proceed.
More information on this pest can be found here:
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