It’s officially summertime, and that means swimming pools, baseball games, cold lemonade, and cookouts, including a favorite – the annual Fourth of July party. You know what that entails and can easily picture the scene – burgers and hot dogs sizzling on the grill, people mingling in the backyard, kids running through the sprinklers, and fireworks going off after the sun goes down. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even get some homemade vanilla ice cream.

Outdoor parties are a lot of fun, and, as the party host, you want to make sure that your guests stay a safe distance from the grill flames and fireworks display. You’ll also want to help ensure that mosquitoes don’t ruin the party.

The hot temperatures of summer are prime conditions for mosquitoes. They thrive in humidity and find ideal breeding conditions in or around standing water. This doesn’t just mean that adult female mosquitoes lay their eggs around ponds or swamps; they’ll lay eggs in smaller, more domestic sources like bird baths, dog bowls or flower pots. They can lay an average of 100 eggs in a container as small as a bottle cap. And in certain conditions, a group of mosquitoes can lay up to 3,000 eggs in a matter of weeks. Not only can they cause minor discomforts like welts and itching for some people, but they can also carry pathogens that may cause disease.

Dealing with mosquitoes can be a hassle. Arming your guests with bug spray and lining the perimeter of your yard with citronella tiki torches are both labor-intensive, time-consuming and ultimately ineffective at controlling mosquitoes. However, there’s a more effective solution that can help you quickly reduce mosquito populations in your yard right in time for your big event: The One-Time Mosquito Service at Terminix®.

Overview of the Terminix One-Time Mosquito Service:

  1. Inspect: We conduct a thorough inspection of your property, looking f or conditions that are conducive to mosquito activity (like standing water), and then address them.
  2. Kill: We then treat the outdoor area with a solution that begins working immediately to reduce the mosquito population in your yard.
  3. Protect: The treatment contains a layer of protection that lasts through your event (and beyond).

When Should I Schedule my Treatment?

For best results, the treatment should be applied two to three days before your guests arrive. With lots of people prepping their yards for Fourth of July festivities and other summer parties, make sure you schedule your service as soon as possible so your date can be accommodated.

Let your legendary sliders be the only bites that your friends and family members remember about your Fourth of July party. Focus on the fun and let Terminix take care of the pests.

Learn more about our One-Time Mosquito Service and how to schedule your treatment today.