Thank you to our sponsor Scout Pest Control. If you would like to set-up ongoing mosquito treatment or add it to your existing service, call Scout Pest Control.
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Mosquitos are so annoying!
Especially if they are the uninvited guests at your next backyard barbeque when you’re ready to show off that new smoker. As soon as the weather is nice, backyard cooks far and wide just want to throw something on the grill.
And it’s not just the Southerner’s nemesis, the mosquito, that is a buzz kill… but also ants, spiders, gnats, fleas, and other pesky pests.
Pest-Proofing Your Backyard Parties
You can absolutely have a mosquito-less oasis. Here are our tried-and-true ways to achieve backyard nirvana.
1. Remove Standing Water
Remove any standing water in and around your backyard. Mosquito babies can lurk in that bucket of rainwater sitting in the corner of your porch.
2. Pull Out the Fans
When having a backyard party, consider some oscillating fans or use your porch ceiling fan (if you have one). A gentle circulating breeze really can help!
3. Use Citronella
Those tiki torches can be useful for more than ambiance! Though there is a lot of debate on whether citronella does repel mosquitos, it doesn’t hurt to use it in addition to repellents you may wear or spray on your skin.
4. One-time Service Call
If you want to start with a one-time mosquito treatment to see how well it works, give it a try before your next gathering.
If you and your neighbors are buds, talk to everyone about a one-time service. The more backyards that can be treated in your immediate area, the better.
5. Monthly Treatments
When it comes to yard pests, set up a regular plan and then forget about it. That’s where having a relationship and regular treatments with a pest control company, like Scout Pest Control, comes in handy.
Scout can also provide one-time service calls for mosquitos if you want to try them out. Be ready, though… you will fall in love with a mosquito free yard PLUS be the yard that everyone wants to hang out in.
If you want to find out more about pest control and pets, we’ve got you covered. Check out Pets and Safe Pest Control.
Amy Jones has been a marketing professional in Huntsville for 20 years, with experience in all aspects of marketing, pr, media relations, event management, digital content, and design. Amy is the proud and busy momma of two boys, who keep things loud and fun. For fun she skateboards, rides her scooter, and kayaks (though sadly not at the same time!).
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