School’s back in session, and summer is coming to an end. It’s tough to say goodbye to those fun, carefree months, but Labor Day weekend celebrations are a great way to cap off the season. Gathering in the backyard with friends and family, firing up the grill and sipping ice-cold drinks – there’s nothing better than an outdoor party.
If you’re gearing up for some festivities of your own, there are likely lots of items on your to-do list. There’s one big thing, though, that often gets overlooked – and, it’s something that can easily be taken off your plate – mosquito control.
Why You Should Consider Mosquito Control for Your Backyard Party
Late-spring rain followed by the hot temperatures of summer create prime conditions for mosquitoes. They thrive in warm temperatures and are drawn to standing water for breeding purposes. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in and around standing water – even in containers as small as a bottle cap – so your backyard is likely filled with lots of potential spots for mosquitoes. And, don’t think that the female mosquitoes will take months to lay their eggs – within a couple of weeks, a group can lay thousands.
Some people try to tackle mosquito control themselves by lighting citronella tiki torches or spraying themselves with mosquito repellent. But, did you know that citronella candles only help repel mosquitoes from a small perimeter around their flame, leaving the rest of your yard vulnerable to mosquitoes? And, why cover yourself in smelly, sticky spray that needs to be washed off at the end of the evening?
Sure, there are things you can do before your party to help minimize mosquito risks, including cleaning out gutters or removing standing water sources, but why not let the professionals handle the job for you? It may be Labor Day weekend, but there’s no reason for you to do the laboring. Pest management professionals are trained to find where mosquitoes are hiding, spot conducive conditions for mosquito breeding and determine the best method to control their population.
Terminix® has a One-Time Mosquito Service that’s great to use before outdoor events.
Overview of the Terminix One-Time Mosquito Service:
- Inspect: We conduct a thorough inspection of your property, looking for conditions that are conducive to mosquito activity (like standing water) and then addressing them.
- Kill: We then treat your backyard with a solution that begins working immediately to reduce the mosquito population.
- Protect: The treatment contains a layer of protection that lasts for weeks. And, there’s no reason to worry about the weather forecast. The treatment features a layer of special polymer that helps protect the active ingredient against rain and lawn watering.
Want to take mosquitoes off your Labor Day party guest list? Don’t delay. Learn more about our One-Time Mosquito Service.