There are many things that make the Fourth of July a holiday we look forward to: warm (or downright hot depending on where you are!) weather, barbecues, pool parties, and fireworks. What do all of these have in common? They’re all enjoyed outdoors! That is our kind of holiday. But, sometimes the great outdoors can bring unwanted guests to your events, and this year we want to be sure you have all your bases covered whether you’re throwing a low key get together or a full blown party.
You probably have all the essentials on your Fourth of July to-do list: red, white, and blue decorations, stocking up on sparklers, and of course, figuring out what to feed your guests. But there is one thing you want to add to the very top of that list – calling us for a barrier spray treatment so that your guests are NOT on the menu. Mosquitoes feed mainly at dawn and dusk, and dusk is the perfect time to be outside manning the grill or enjoying a festive cocktail. Give your local Mosquito Joe a call today to get on the schedule and make sure your yard is itch-free place to enjoy fireworks this weekend. Schedules are filling up fast, so make sure you give them a call!
Mosquito Control Awareness Week
This year is even more special thanks to a campaign that is near and dear to our hearts. To add to the amazing reasons the Fourth of July is our favorite this year, Mosquito Control Awareness Week is happening right now. Every year, the American Mosquito Control Association declares the week of June 26 National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. To celebrate, we partner with local blood banks in our communities to help with the amazing work they do during our Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign. This week, when you sign up for service, 10% of the sale will go back to the local blood bank! How cool is that? You can have an itch and swat-free fourth AND give back to your local community. It’s a win-win.
And since the need for blood doesn’t take a summer vacation, we also encourage you to donate! Mosquitoes take blood from us all the time without asking. Let’s Beat Those Bloodsuckers and donate it to a better cause.
Just Because We Love Food
With mosquitoes out of the picture and your good deed accomplished for the holiday, here’s one more tip – this time for your menu planning. This holiday means cookouts galore, and we’re pretty serious about our grills. Whether you’re going with burgers, brats, dogs, ribs, or chicken, what’s a cookout without potato salad? Since that grill is going to be utilized quite a bit over your long weekend, we thought we’d share one of our favorite recipes that you can throw right on the grill along with everything else. Click to check out this recipe for Grilled Potato Salad.
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Mosquito Joe. Wishing you a safe and mosquito-free celebration!