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3 Ways to Prevent Mosquitoes from Ruining Your Next Cookout

May 15, 2019

With summer right around the corner, you’re probably thinking about all the outdoor cookouts you’ll be having this year. Along with planning your menu and inviting friends and family, you should give some thought to pest control, especially when it comes to mosquitoes. Here are a few tips to protect your guests and keep pests from ruining your next barbecue.

3 Ways to Prevent Mosquitoes from Ruining Your Next Cookout

  1. Have Mosquito Repellent Available

Most people fail to consider how annoying mosquitoes can be when spending time outdoors. Having repellent on hand minimizes this annoyance, especially if your cookout extends to dusk, which is when mosquitoes are most active. A good repellent containing DEET or Picaridin is effective. Though, we recommend picaridin as it is odorless and does not feel oily to the touch. 

  1. Get Rid of Standing Water

Pest control specialists urge homeowners to remedy areas with standing water immediately. Remove water from potted plants, bird baths, and any lower levels of the yard where it might collect. With no standing water available, the mosquitoes will have no place to breed. This will then greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard.

  1. Install a Mosquito System

You may consider having a pest professional install a mosquito system in your yard. A good mosquito unit is small, discreet and can easily be tucked away within the bushes or hedges – essentially the daytime resting areas for the mosquitoes in your yard. How a good mosquito system works, is a pest professional applies a product to the water inside the container on a monthly basis. The product contains an IGR (insect growth regulator) which the insect then carries to and contaminates other breeding/resting areas.  

If your mosquito problem is too much to handle, it’s time to schedule professional pest control assistance. Contact us today!


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