Mosquitoes Ruining Your Summer?
August 1, 2019
Forget the two men in the movie Wedding Crashers who spend their weekends attending celebrations they were not invited to, mosquitoes are by far the biggest party crashers there are. Not only did the torrents of rain the New England region received this spring help increase the mosquito population but the above average temperatures are not helping either.
Mosquitoes have a tendency to ruin summer fun, especially if they show up to your outdoor party. Thankfully there are some steps homeowners can take to be sure that these party crashers are denied their fun. Here are a few suggestions.
Try a Mosquito Protection Plan
At Pest-End Exterminators, we understand what a nuisance these little bugs can be. Try one of our treatment plans where a specialist can treat your yard for both mosquitoes and ticks. We offer a basic and maximized plan or an event-specific program so you can focus on having fun rather than those swatting away pesky mosquitoes.
Remove Standing Water
This is the single most effective way to prevent mosquitoes from invading your home and backyard. This means that you should empty even small collections of water such as in an old tire, an upside down frisbee, or in plant containers. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Since mosquitoes can lay 100 eggs at a time, and those eggs can become biting adults in just one week’s time, there is a major incentive to checking that there is no standing water in your yard.
Before your guests even head out to the patio, supply them with insect repellent. Be sure to have repellent that has the active ingredient DEET or picaridin. Remember to spray the ankles and feet too since this is a prime biting area for guests standing in grassy areas.
It may seem odd to put fans out on your patio or have one installed in the ceiling of your pergola, but there is a method to this madness. Fans keep the air moving and mosquitoes have a difficult time landing and biting if the wind picks up. So keep the fans blowing throughout your party!
Do you have a big event coming up? Talk to our mosquito specialists who can treat your yard for both mosquitoes and ticks. Choose one of our programs and relax knowing that you will be able to enjoy your party without mosquitoes crashing it.