All of you avid followers of our blog The Buzz on Mosquito Control can probably guess why this is one of our favorite days of the year. And if this is your first time visiting the blog, you may be wondering what the heck I’m talking about, and why a random Thursday is important. But friends, it’s the first day of Spring!! We can’t believe we finally made it. It has been a tough winter here in Virginia Beach, and we know a lot of you have had the same kind of winter: cold and long.
The first day of spring doesn’t mean we magically wake up to sunny and warm temperatures, but it does mean it is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited about that. Why? Warmer weather and longer days mean more outside time! Unfortunately, in many parts of the country that usually comes with a side of buzzing and swatting so we wanted give you a reminder of how to make sure your yard is free of places a mosquito can lay eggs that do hatch when the temperature creeps up.
- Mosquitos breed in standing water so regularly empty ponds, bird baths, fountains, plant pots, buckets, barrels, tarps, kid toys, pet water dishes or anywhere else that water may gather.
- Clean out gutters and examine them for damage that would cause water to collect.
- Drill holes in tire swings, trash cans or recycle bins so water drains out.
- Keep swimming pools clean, properly circulated and filtered. Keep children’s wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren’t being used.
- Cut grass and shrubs short, as adult mosquitoes gather to rest in shady, cool areas. Keep your yard weed-free and avoid overgrown vegetation.
And of course, spring means our mosquito control service season is either here or coming soon (depending on where you live). Mosquito Joe takes our job of keeping your yard safe and itch-free seriously so give us a call to make sure you are on the schedule. To our new friends who are checking out our blog today to see what we do, give us a call for a free quote – 855-275-2563. We have a lot of new locations opening up this year, so check and see if MoJo is in your neighborhood yet. Happy Spring!