Bug Spray is So Last Season

Are you having an outdoor wedding and are unsure how to keep those pesky mosquitoes away? Some tricks over the years have been to apply sunscreen and bug spray, tape fabric softener sheets to seats, light citronella candles or choose flower arrangements that bugs tend to stay away from. With so many things already on your mind, you shouldn’t have to take all of these extra steps in hopes of keeping mosquitoes away. It’s your special day, after all! The only moves you should be busting out are the ones on the dancefloor, not shooing and swatting away mosquitoes. Mosquito Joe takes the worry off of your wedding planning and gives you the peace of mind that you and your guests will be itch-free from set-up to the last dance. Schedule a barrier treatment for your wedding, so you can keep mosquitoes off your guest list.

What to expect:

  • Make sure you allow 24-48 hours before your big day for a technician to apply the barrier treatment. This way the treatment process doesn’t interfere with any wedding day set-up.
  • A barrier treatment eliminates mosquitoes on the spot and will keep you protected all night!
    • Using a backpack sprayer designed for precise application, an expertly trained and licensed technician will target shrubs and bushes with a barrier treatment that eliminates mosquitoes on contact. The solution bonds to foliage, where it continues to act as a repellent.
    • Our barrier treatment lasts up to 21 days after application, so you and your guests will be covered for the duration of your event.
  • Applied well before food is prepared, there is no opportunity for contamination.
  • You need just 30 minutes to let the product dry—and then you can begin set-up. Now your ceremony and reception will be itch-free all night!
  • All-natural treatment options are also available.
  • Worried about getting locked into a contract? Not at Mosquito Joe! No contracts are required, even for special event treatments.

Benefits:

  • It’s your big day!  No bride should have to layer on insect repellent or swat at mosquitoes all night.
  • Your guests don’t want to be the main course – protect your family and friends, so they can keep chatting and dancing, not swatting.
  • Imagine an outdoor wedding with no mosquito bites? With Mosquito Joe, we can make your special day itch-free!

Not planning a wedding anytime soon? We’ve still got you covered. Mosquito Joe also keeps the mosquitoes away during barbecues, graduations, reunions, and any other outdoor event mosquitoes are buzzing around. We can’t wait to make outside fun again for you and your guests!

At Mosquito Joe, we take our job of keeping your special event itch-free seriously.  With our licensed technicians and a passion for making outside fun again, our job is not done until you and your family are happy. For more information or to request a free quote, fill out the form to the right or call your local Mosquito Joe to learn more about how your next event can be itch-free.

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Want more MoJo? Refer a friend and get a $25 credit! Our Share the MoJo program allows you to refer up to 20 friends a year, which could get you $500 in account credits. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and text, call or post on their Facebook and share this one-of-a-kind deal.  Visit our dedicated website, SharetheMoJo.com, so you and your friends can start saving today

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Spring is weeks away, call us and pre-pay!

The days of warmer weather and blooming flowers are right around the corner…and so are mosquitoes, ticks and fleas.  As the temperature begins to rise, pest activity will too. Did you know that mosquitoes, ticks and fleas become active once the temperature reaches and stays above 50 degrees consistently? Spring into action by making sure you are prepared to enjoy your outdoor space as soon as possible!

Being able to sit outside and enjoy your outdoor space, instead of swatting at those pesky mosquitoes, is one of the great reasons to give your local Mosquito Joe a call.  Another exciting reason is the opportunity to pre-pay for the entire season!

What are the benefits of pre-paying?

  • Save 10% on mosquito, tick and flea control so your family can enjoy being outside again.
  • You can relax during the summer months without worrying about ongoing pest control payments.
  • Enjoy an itch-free yard all summer long. A night on your back porch without any mosquito bites? Yes, please!
  • Get the kids (and pets) outside – who needs a babysitter with an itch-free yard?

To take advantage of this great offer, request a quote to the right or give us a call at 855-ASK-A-JOE!

New here? No problem! We offer a wide range of services that will keep you protected all season long. Our barrier treatment protects you and your family from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas for 21 days after application. Using a backpack sprayer designed for precise application, an expertly trained and licensed technician targets shrubs and bushes with a barrier spray that outdoor pests on contact. The solution bonds to foliage, where it acts as a repellent for weeks to come. Within 30 minutes of treatment, your yard is ready for family and pets to come out and play!

As an alternative to our longer-lasting synthetic treatment, Mosquito Joe offers an all-natural pest control solution.  Our all-natural solution repels mosquitoes, ticks and fleas immediately but has less adhesive properties than our synthetic treatment.  Because of this, we require spraying on a 14-day cycle to ensure adequate protection.

Our technicians are trained pest control experts dedicated to one thing: getting rid of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas so you can enjoy being outside again.  We do not require customers to sign contracts, which gives you the flexibility you need to fully enjoy your outdoor space.

And if you’re a returning customer, we’re glad to have you back! Thank you for an amazing 2018 and letting us make outside fun again for you and your family. If you have any questions about the pre-pay program, just give us a call and we’d be happy to get you on the path to an itch-free 2019!

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Share the Mojo

Want even more MoJo? Refer a friend and get a $25 credit! Our Share the MoJo program allows you to refer up to 20 friends a year, which could get you $500 in account credits. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and text, call or post on their Facebook and share this one-of-a-kind deal.  Visit our dedicated website, SharetheMoJo.com, so you and your friends can start saving today!

At Mosquito Joe, we take our job of keeping your yard itch-free seriously.  With our licensed technicians and a passion for making outside fun again, our job is not done until you and your family are happy. Save yourself some bucks and a lot of bug bites, give us a call today to kick-start your spring with pre-pay!

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Stop Bugging Me: Why are you a target for mosquito bites?

Are you a magnet for mosquitoes? Well, it turns out you’re the lucky 1 out of 5 people that mosquitoes find irresistible.  Jonathan Day, a professor of medical entomology, calls this group the “high attractor types.”  Sight and smell are the two most compelling factors when it comes to mosquito attraction.  Although most are out of our control, scientists believe that the following factors likely explain why you are getting eaten alive.

Blood Type

Mosquitoes favorite foods? Nectar and blood.  Nectar gives the necessary nourishment to adult mosquitoes, while females rely on the protein in our blood for the production of eggs. Research has found that people with Type O blood are twice as attractive to mosquitoes than those with Type A blood — those with Type B fall in the middle. On top of that, 85% of people produce a secretion that signals what blood type they are.  So, if you are Type O and a secretor? Mosquitoes probably think you’re pretty cute (and tasty).

Carbon Dioxide

Mosquitoes tend to like people who emit more carbon dioxide when they breathe.  This is why adults are more likely to get bitten than children.  Since humans exhale carbon dioxide through their nose and mouth, mosquitoes migrate towards our heads.  This explains mosquitoes buzzing in our ears.

Sweat

Who would have thought there would be actual scientific evidence that supports sitting on the couch over-exercising?  Well, this is one thing we can thank mosquitoes for.  Mosquitoes can smell the lactic acid, uric acid, ammonia and other compounds emitted in sweat.  Basically, if you work out and produce sweat, mosquitoes are drawn to you.  Couch potatoes, rejoice!

Apparel

As stated before, mosquitoes use their eyesight to find their victims.  Colors such as navy, black, and red make you an easier target for mosquitoes.  Lighter colors make it harder for mosquitoes to see you.  This is especially important to remember during the later part of the afternoon when mosquitoes are highly visual.

Bacteria

We all have different bacteria on our skin that creates a distinct fragrance that mosquitoes can pick up on.  People that have a large number of certain microbes on their skin are more attractive.  Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about this, but it does explain why your ankles and feet are getting bit more than the rest of your body.  Ankles and feet are where some of the mosquitoes favorite bacteria’s live.

Beer

In a particular study, researchers found that mosquitoes land on beer drinkers significantly more than their non-beer drinking counterparts.  Mosquito Joe wants you to have a good time—that’s why we kill the buzz so you can enjoy yours.

Pregnancy

In a recent study, mosquitoes are attracted to pregnant women twice as much as non-pregnant women.  This is mostly because pregnant women have a higher body temperature and emit more carbon dioxide.  In light of Zika’s link to birth defects, this finding is particularly concerning. Mosquito Joe barrier treatments allow for an added layer of defense against vector-borne illnesses.

Life is short, stop scratching.  Give your local Mosquito Joe a call to schedule your treatment so you can stay itch-free and protect yourself from mosquito-related illnesses.

 

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