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Memorial Day has past, which means more and more people are moving their activities outdoors. If you’re like all of us at Mosquito Squad, you enjoy being outside entertaining friends and family, playing with the kids, tossing the ball with dog, etc. One thing we don’t like at The Squad: mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes, simply put, are not our friends at The Squad. Their bites not only can ruin your time outside, but they can ruin the days after with the itch. The only way to protect yourself is to reduce your exposure to mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes require standing water to breed and they do not travel too far from the areas where they hatch typically, so reducing the amount of standing water on your property will decrease your mosquito population. Here are some tips from our friend Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and television host:
At Mosquito Squad, we pride ourselves on allowing our clients to fight the bite and take back their backyard with our mosquito control treatments.
Our most common and most effective mosquito package is the traditional barrier spray summer package. The Squad’s barrier spray is applied by our trained technicians to the areas where we know mosquitoes feed and harbor. Mosquitoes feed on vegetation, so make sure to pay particular attention to bushes, ivy, plants and trees. The spray eliminates mosquitoes on contact and provides continuous protection for up to 21 days. With our season package, Mosquito Squad visits the property every three weeks for a summer without mosquitoes.
With consistent treatment, Mosquito Squad eliminates 85-90% of the mosquito population.
For clients that would like more control over their mosquito control, there is the automatic mosquito misting systems. The system is installed on the property and sprays short bursts of mosquito control products at times that mosquitoes are most active. If you see more pests, you can use a remote for extra control.
Our last solution is the all natural mosquito control which needs to be reapplied every 14 days and works at a repellent.
If you have questions on which mosquito services are best for your property, please contact your local Mosquito Squad office.
At Mosquito Squad, we will take any excuse to spend time outdoors with friends and family and the Fourth of July is just one of them. If you are hosting a cookout next week to celebrate our country’s independence, here are some great tips to make sure you and your guests have a great time.
Make what you can before your guests arrive. No one wants to go to your party and spend no time with you, so think about what you can prepare before everyone arrives. Keep your hot items simple, like hot dogs and hamburgers so you don’t have to be away from your guests for long. Cut up their accompaniments (like tomatoes and onions) in advance and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
One of our favorite go-to dips you can make the night before and is sure to be a hit: the black bean and corn salsa. Mix together 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed), 8-10 oz. of cooked corn, 1 chopped tomato, 1/3 c red onion, 1 chopped scallion, the juice from 1 ½ limes, 1 tbsp olive oil and two tbsp cilantro. Let it marinate for at least an hour. If you want, you can add some avocado to it right before you serve. Yummy!
Keeps the kids entertained. If your guest list includes kids, make sure there is something to keep them entertained. Whether it’s a game or craft, having something to keep the kids busy is always a good idea. If it’s a hot day out, consider having some kind of water fun to cool them down, like this cute sprinkler from Amazon.
Show off some red, white and blue. The Fourth of July is the best day to wear or display our country’s colors. Incorporate red, white and blue into the decorations for your party. From flowers to crafts, the possibilities are endless. If you want some small, easy, yet patriotic, centerpieces, here’s an idea: buy some colored sand (or candies) and place it mason jars or a vase for your table (layer red, white and blue sand) and then stick some small American flags in at the top. It will take you 5 minutes tops! If you want something a little more elaborate, check out this Uncle Same inspired centerpiece by Crafts Unleashed.
Keep your guests off the menu. No one wants to go to a barbecue and be eaten alive by mosquitoes. A lot of mosquitoes can ruin your party. Save your party and call your local Mosquito Squad. Our professional mosquito control will keep the bugs away from you, your food and your guests so you can enjoy your time outdoors.
From all of us at Mosquito Squad, have a Happy Fourth of July!
Posted by janegwalker in A Franchise Company, All Natural Mosquito Spray, Garlic Mosquito Spray, Mosquito barrier spray, Mosquito Bites, Mosquito Control, Mosquito misting, Mosquito Squad, Mosquito-Borne Illnesses & Diseases, Mosquitoes, Mosquitoes In the News, Uncategorized, West Nile encephaltis and meningitis, West Nile Virus on April 11, 2013
This past week has brought with it some warm weather on the east coast. I love spring and summer, the heat, the sunshine, being outdoors, it’s just an enjoyable time of year, except for one thing: mosquitoes.
When temperatures start to rise in the spring, mosquitoes begin to emerge and threaten to ruin our outdoor fun. For many parts of the United States, they’ve been active for several weeks now. Some of our Mosquito Squad locations are already out and about protecting yards from mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes need two things to reproduce: blood and standing water. Male mosquitoes do not bite, but instead only feed on plant proteins. Females, on the other hand, need the protein from blood to lay their eggs. They smell carbon dioxide and know they can find blood at the source. After a blood meal, the mosquito then needs standing water to lay its eggs, and it doesn’t need much. Up to 300 mosquito eggs can be laid in as much as a bottle cap full of water!
While the itch from bug bites is enough motivation to rid your yard of mosquitoes, they also carry and transmit dangerous diseases. Last year there was an increase in the numbers of confirmed West Nile cases in the US. The Centers of Disease Control reports a total of over 5,300 cases over 48 states. Symptoms can include fever, headaches, fatigue and joint pain. As a result, many states and municipalities are increasing their mosquito control efforts this year to help fight the spread of West Nile.
Despite enhanced efforts to fight the spread of West Nile and other vector-borne disease, Mississippi is reporting the first human case this year, a full two months before the first human case in 2012. Even with municipalities doing more to cut down the mosquito populations in public areas, homeowners should be protecting their properties from mosquitoes as well.
At Mosquito Squad, we offer our clients three residential mosquito control options:
- Our 21-day mosquito barrier spray program brings a trained applicator to your home once every three weeks. The spray is applied to the vegetation on your property where mosquitoes are known to feed and harbor.
- The barrier spray is also available in an all-natural version. As opposed to the standard barrier spray, the all-natural option should be applied to the property every two weeks.
- If you would like something more permanent, an installed mosquito control misting system may be a good option. The misting system emits small bursts of mosquito spray at times of the day when mosquitoes are most active.
As spring and summer begins, it’s important to make sure you can get the most out of your outdoor spaces. If you have a mosquito problem, reach out to your local Mosquito Squad office. Dread Skeeter and his squad are sure to help!
I’m a bug magnet. I can be in a group of 12 people and none of them will be bitten by mosquitoes and I will have 20 bites. As my mom would say, I’m just too sweet. 🙂 The other day I decided to venture away from my Mosquito Squad protected yard to take my dog to a friend’s house for a doggie play date. It was a big mistake. I was there for less than a half hour and walked away with 23 (!) bites. Those annoying buggers LOVE me. I know, I should have put on bug spray before I left, but I really didn’t want to spell of spray the whole day. If only I had taken the Mosquito Squad mosquito control mister with me.
Yup, portable mosquito control so that you don’t have to carry bug spray on you at all times. Brilliant. When does a portable misting system make sense? They are great for:
- Family reunions,
- Special events,
- And any other outdoor event.
The Mosquito Squad mister is not only portable, but also dependable, offering effective control that will get rid of mosquitoes for up to 6 hours. It’s available in two different sizes and your local Mosquito Squad could recommend which size will be right for you and how you are using it.
The mister isn’t difficult to use. Once it is set in place, the user presses a button on the machine and walks away. The mister will spray the mosquito elimination solution (available in normal and natural) for up to 3 minutes upon which 2,000 square feet of outdoor space will be protected for up to 6 hours.
The mosquito elimination mister is a great option for those homeowners that don’t use their outdoor living spaces very much. If you are interested in learning more about the Mosquito Squad mister, please contact your local office.