Mosquito Joe’s Halloween Party Ideas and Tips

 

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year! Pumpkin carving, fireside ghost stories and creepy costumes are just a few of the things that make us look forward to Halloween each year. With all of the excitement buzzing about the upcoming Halloween party at Mosquito Joe’s Corporate headquarters, we thought we’d share some of our most helpful tips to make sure your spooky outdoor shindig is complete from start to finish.

THE NOT-SO-DREADFUL DETAILS:

Keeping your Halloween party upbeat and entertaining is important. You don’t want your guests departing too early or dozing off on the sofa, right? Keep them occupied with thrilling tunes and ghoulish games in an atmosphere decorated perfectly for the occasion.

Decorations:
This may be one of the most important aspects of the party, so don’t wait until the last minute or skimp out on the little details. There are many handmade décor options available or you can find affordable disposable options at local dollar stores and party supply stores. Pick a theme and have fun turning your house into a pumpkin paradise or witchy wonderland.

Music:
With many premade Halloween playlists available at little to no cost, you can keep the tempo upbeat and fun. Use music platforms such as Spotify or Pandora to stream, download or create your very own party playlist.

Games and activities:
Entertain your guests with some party games or competitive activities. Whether you keep it simple with bobbing for apples or have some fun with a witch hat ring toss, there are tons of party games and activities that you can incorporate into your Halloween bash. Need some inspiration? Click here to check out these fun Halloween game ideas to accommodate all ages.

Costumes:
Dressing up for a Halloween party is one of the best parts, no matter your age. Whether it’s cute, scary, homemade or store-bought, get in the spirit this year and show up dressed to impress. Encourage participation by having a costume contest and offering prizes for different categories. Feeling creative? Check out some DIY costume ideas to stand out this Halloween.

Snacks and refreshments:
Now that you’ve decorated your haunted house, designed your bewitching costume and finalized the fun details, let’s get to the good stuff – the food. Whether you’re providing the basics and allowing guests to bring a dish to contribute or laying out the entire spread yourself, don’t let your party guests leave hungry. Make sure you offer a variety of savory, sweet and thirst-quenching options. Also try to accommodate guest with food allergies or dietary restrictions so there are only treats, no tricks. There are many Halloween themed food and drink recipes and ideas online, so get creative and have fun! (Parenting tip: Keep the kids occupied for a few hours by letting them help you prepare some of the easy-to-make treats.)

Throwing your own Halloween party this year or attending one with your friends and family? Send us some photos of your creative costumes or dreary desserts – we’d love to see what you come up with!

Don’t be the itchy house on the block this year! Make sure your trick-or-treaters aren’t leaving your yard with more than candy in their bag. Contact your local Mosquito Joe to have your yard treated for mosquitoes, ticks and fleas before the big night. Trust us, your neighborhood will thank you later.

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Meet a Joe: Samantha Allen-Brown

 

*Occasionally we like to provide a blog post that will help you get to know Joe. From our technicians to our Corporate staff to our hardworking franchisees – we think our company is full of people you ought to know!*

A native North Carolinian, Samantha Allen-Brown joined the Mosquito Joe marketing team in January 2018. During her tenure, Samantha has quickly become the marketing software guru. She also has a passion for helping our franchisees propel their businesses to new heights using local and personalized marketing strategies. When she’s not at work, Samantha loves dancing, shopping for good deals and going out to eat!

Here are some fun facts about Samantha:

What led you to work for Mosquito Joe?

After working in state government for a couple of years, I was looking for something that gave me more freedom to be creative. The company structure and overall mission of Mosquito Joe really resonated with me. I saw it as a place where I could grow professionally and have fun in the process.

What is your favorite part about your position at Mosquito Joe?

I love that I get to help franchisees explore their area and find creative ways for them to engage with their community. There are so many different ways to do local marketing and it’s been very interesting finding out the nuances of each area.

What are the biggest strengths professionally that you bring to the Mosquito Joe team?

I’m a complete and utter nerd. I absolutely love reading and researching. This has helped me get familiar with the areas our franchisees service so that I can provide them with a high level of support.

What’s your favorite Mosquito Joe tagline and why?

My favorite tagline is: “If you’re wearing bug spray, you’re overdressed.” I’m very particular about my clothes, so the last thing I want to do after getting cute is apply bug spray.

If they made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you and why?

Marsai Martin for sure. She’s cute, but she has a lot of sass and intelligence. Her character on Black-ish reminds me so much of myself when I was a kid.

If you could plan your ultimate vacation, where would you go?

I would take a tour of all the Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries. There’s so much diversity! I’d be able dance and eat my way through four out of seven continents!

How do you like to spend your time outdoors?

Running back into the house. If I have to be outside, it’s typically for a barbecue or some kind of family gathering. The company (and food) helps keep my mind off the bugs!

How attracted are mosquitoes to you?

I think I’m a pretty good catch, but for some reason mosquitoes don’t seem to think so.

If you were shipwrecked, what three items would you want to land on shore with you? 

I would carry an iPod, a knife, and a bag of Sour Gummisavers.

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2018 Customer Reviews

Mosquito control has continuously proven to be a service that everyone in the community can benefit from. At Mosquito Joe we combine our excellent treatments with unparalleled customer service to create an experience that’s easy, convenient, and most importantly effective. Here’s a look at some of the different kinds of satisfied customers that we service:

The Crowd-Pleasers

Entertaining guests is an activity many of our customers love. From hosting barbecues, neighborhood get-togethers, and outdoor parties, Mosquito Joe makes these events more enjoyable by guaranteeing an itch-free occasion.

 “Made our party wonderful in the midst of Louisiana summer heat.  Outside with no mosquito bites never happens for me and it did for my parents 50th anniversary party.  So lovely. I will use them every summer to keep mosquitoes away. I’m sold!”

 “Wonderful!  We normally cannot sit on our patio after 5pm unless we fog the perimeter.  Even then, we are only good for 4-5 hours.  Since our very first visit from Mosquito Joe, we can be out at all times of day or night.  It is amazing.  Even in the rain and after days of rain, we were not bothered by the bugs.  We thought our only option was a screened in patio.  Nope.  Open air for us. Its football season. TV is hung (outside) and “the patio is open”.  Game on plus cornhole, frisbee golf, can jam, cooking and eating outside! Thank-you Mosquito Joe. Wonderful staff as well.  Assistant is so kind and thorough when plotting the coverage area and love our Tech.  The owners are very involved as well and we appreciated a personal visit to check on our satisfaction with service.  Thanks!  I would and will recommend Mosquito Joe to everyone.”

 

 The Magnets

Mosquitoes suck for everyone, but believe it or not, some people have it worse than the rest. Along with the mosquito-borne illnesses that these pests can carry, simple mosquito bites can cause extreme allergic reactions and complications for some. Mosquito Joe prides itself on making outdoor spaces pleasant even for those most sensitive to mosquito bites.

“Mosquito Joe service has by far exceeded my expectations. I am that person who comes away from an outside get together with bites all over me, itching and miserable and it goes on for days. I have had about 5-6 bites this summer and all except 2 of them happened away from home. The two bites I have gotten on my own property have prompted me to call for an extra spraying which has taken care of the problem. The extra sprays were made promptly and efficiently. I plan to repeat the service next spring. LOVE YOU MOSQUITO JOE!!!”

 

 The Outdoor Enthusiasts

Enjoying outdoors is a major priority for all of our customers. Whether you like to spend quality time with grandkids, play with pets, or tend to a garden, our technicians make sure to thoroughly treat your outdoor spaces so that you can do what you love without swatting.

“We couldn’t even go outside to water our garden or flowers without getting bites…now after one service we can stay outside and do our gardening and lawn maintenance without any bug spray and no bites!”

“We can finally enjoy our yard again! Kids are playing and parents are gardening/building a deck without being attacked by swarms of mosquitoes. Love it. Difference was immediate. Checked out yard 1 hour after initial application and the mosquitoes were gone.”

 

The Skeptics

We realize that having an itch-free yard may seem impossible to some, but with Mosquito Joe your dreams of enjoying outdoors without bites can come true! Our technicians assess every yard to make sure that each problem area is taken care of.

“I had a severe infestation I got 18 bites just walking out in my yard to let the dog go potty. I saw the Mosquito Joe signs, and was skeptical but desperate. Since the first spray I haven’t been bitten once. Not ONE BITE. I Love Mosquito Joe I will Definitely recommend them to EVERYONE.”

 “Not gonna lie, I was a little bit skeptical about the services, thought was to good to be true, but after the first 2 applications I was sold and I was able to invest my yearly bug spray budget into more outdoor toys for my kids !!!”

 “I was skeptical about this service at first, but my backyard was literally mosquito free during even the peak times of dawn and dusk. Also, my dogs had literally no ticks on them these past few months. It’s well worth the cost for carefree time in the backyard with my family!!”

 

Spend more time outdoors and less time swatting. Click here to find a Mosquito Joe location near you!

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