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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World Mosquito Day | MoJo Bites Back

 

Each year, August 20th recognizes British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery that the female Anopheles mosquito transmits malaria between humans. World Mosquito Day commemorates finding the link that has helped scientists understand the disease and the role mosquitoes play in its transmission. Mosquitoes are responsible for nearly 830,000 deaths each year; of those deaths, over half are caused by malaria.

Because we know that mosquitoes are more than just backyard pests, Mosquito Joe wants to take this opportunity to celebrate the scientific findings that have helped treat and make strides toward preventing vector-borne illnesses, as well as look to the future of curing and eliminating malaria. To support us in our mission, consider donating to our MoJo Bites Back campaign as we partner with Nothing But Nets, a grassroots effort to raise funds for malaria and bring awareness to malaria-stricken areas.

Between our campaigns, MoJo Bites Back and Beat the Bloodsuckers, Mosquito Joe has raised $34,322, which translates to 3,400 bed nets donated to families in sub-Saharan Africa!

You can help us provide peace of mind for one of the nearly 300 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who still lack access to insecticide-treated bed nets. Join us as we bite back against malaria this World Mosquito Day, and every day! Learn more about the malaria epidemic and the great efforts set forth by Nothing But Nets here and help us reach our goal by donating to our MoJo Bites Back campaign today!

#WorldMosquitoDay bonus: We’ve partnered with Nothing But Nets to bring you fun mosquito trivia! Click here to test your mosquito knowledge and take the quiz. You can also follow the trivia (and us!) all day on Twitter Account!

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Don’t Dive In Without Pool Scouts

Sweet summertime – cookouts, gardening and naps in your hammock. Outdoor activities are endless this time of year, especially when your yard has been treated for mosquitoes, ticks and fleas by Mosquito Joe. But when it comes to your swimming pool, you can dive right into crystal clear waters with help from our sister brand Pool Scouts!

What does Pool Scouts do?

Pool Scouts provides pool cleaning, maintenance and minor pool repair services to residential pool owners. Relax and float on knowing the time and energy you may have spent cleaning your pool can now be spent on cannonball contests and noodle jousting.

What services does Pool Scouts provide?

Cleaning Services: One-time, weekly or monthly recurring cleaning services can be scheduled at your convenience. Knowing every pool is unique, our swimming pool technicians come out and assess the needs of your splash zone and provide the following maintenance at each visit:

  • Remove leaves and debris from the pool surface
  • Clean the tile surface at the waterline
  • Empty and clean the skimmer basket(s) and the pump strainer basket(s)
  • Clean or backwash the filter
  • Check the filter pressure
  • Check the equipment for proper operation and potential leaks
  • Vacuum the pool bottom
  • Perform water testing
  • Add any required chemicals to balance the pool water
  • Blow off pool deck area and equipment pad

Opening and Closing Services: From the first dive to the final lap, Pool Scouts provides expert pool opening and closing services to those who can’t enjoy their pool year-round due to certain weather conditions. With maintenance such as removing and installing your cover, balancing your pool’s chemistry for its winter hibernation, and multiple inspections, you can ensure your pool will be ready for use when the time is right.

Additional Services: Having a pool problem that you don’t feel confident tackling? Pool Scouts offers additional services to meet the needs of pool owners of all skill levels:

  • Their Kickstart Service is great for pools that can stay open year-round and just need a little TLC before taking the first plunge.
  • Is your pool looking a little green? Pool Scout’s Green Pool Service ensures shockingly balanced chemicals that get your pool back to that blue color we all know and love.
  • Tired of the handling and storing of chlorine? Contact Pool Scouts to learn more about their Saltwater Conversion Service and the benefits that come with having a saltwater pool.
  • When you’re in need of a new pool cover, know that Pool Scouts offers Pool Cover Replacement. Let them take care of replacing the cover, all you need to do is pick out a color!

Wondering if there’s a Pool Scouts location near you?

Visit their website and enter your zip code to find your local Scouts. A personalized pool assessment and quote is free and your pool is guaranteed to look so good, your neighbor’s pool will be green with envy.

Once your pool is clean, get your family and friends together to try some of these fun swimming pool games!

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Most Searched Mosquito Joe Keywords

We’d like to begin the month of June with a lesson in digital marketing and answer the questions we know you’ve been searching for. That’s right, we know what you’re typing in that Google field when it comes to Mosquito Joe and our team of digital marketing experts spend hours researching and reporting on the keywords people are looking for when it comes to mosquito control. That then brings you to our website! Cool, huh?

Before we go into detail about our top 5 most searched keywords within the Google search engine, we’ll give you some insight on how it works behind the scenes. Our analytical digital gurus spend a lot of time researching our most searched keywords (what you’re typing in when you’re “Googling”) in an effort to enhance our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) program. Search Engine Optimization is the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a website by ensuring the site appears as high as possible on a search engine results page. By sprinkling the pages of our website with words and phrases people are searching for, we can improve our organic presence online and, ideally, show up first in every search.

Below are our top 5 keywords searched so far in 2018. Since we know you’re curious, we’re providing a brief explanation of each and hope that we are able to answer any questions you may have had.

  • Mosquito Joe: – We’re so flattered that you searched for us by name! Mosquito Joe is dedicated to getting rid of mosquitoes so that people across the nation can enjoy being outside again. Our team of trained experts provide affordable and effective mosquito, tick and flea treatments to residential and commercial customers. No contracts are required, and your satisfaction is always guaranteed.
  • National Joe Day: – Did you know that there’s an entire day dedicated to all things Joe? Whether it’s a cup of joe, the average Joe or your friends named Joe, March 27th gives everyone the opportunity to be any Joe they want to be year after year.
  • Franchise Opportunity: – Mosquito Joe is a franchise and we would not be where we are today without the support and dedication of our franchising partners. A Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity is a great fit for many entrepreneurs because of the low cost, extensive training and support and the chance to be part of a high-growth, flourishing industry. Think you have what it takes to join the MoJo family?
  • Tick Control/Flea Control: – Not only does Mosquito Joe rid your yard of pesky mosquitoes, we tackle ticks and fleas as well! Keeping your kids and four-legged friends protected from insect-borne illnesses is a priority for us and adding flea and tick services to your pest control treatment is easy.
  • Mosquito Joe Cost: – At Mosquito Joe, we know that each yard is unique and achieving the best itch-free yard isn’t a cookie cutter process. That’s why we base our pricing off of yard size and the amount of foliage and tailor each treatment to specific conditions. Our certified, trained technicians can assess your property and prescribe the best treatment plan for you.For a free quote and property assessment contact your local Mosquito Joe.

For more in-depth information about Mosquito Joe, our services and our team, visit our website today! You can also get answers to specific questions by visiting our FAQ page. Remember, itch-free living is only an online search and click away.

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Memorial Day BBQ Tips

We are really looking forward to Memorial Day this year, and we’re sure you are too. This past winter was rough for a lot of people. Blizzards blanketed parts of the country in feet of snow for weeks and freak storms kept schools and businesses closed for just as long. But Memorial Day is a chance to forget about all of our winter troubles and celebrate the coming of summer!

Memorial Day celebrations range from family to family, but many of them include a barbecue, games, and patriotic decoration of some kind. Since we are here to make outside fun again, we want to make sure your Memorial Day goes off without a hitch by providing some simple tips and DIY ideas.

PREPARE BEFOREHAND

We’ve all been there…you’re throwing a party and you forget something major, causing you or a friend to have to run out at the very last minute and panic shop trying to find what it is you need. Avoid that hassle by preparing and making sure to have all the necessities before a single guest arrives at your house.

Perhaps the most important thing to have ready is the grill. Make sure to have all the propane and/or charcoal you need to keep the grill burning as long as necessary. Clean the grill beforehand as well, so you can start with a clean slate. If you are a grilling novice, maybe try it out a few times before the party to make sure you understand the best ways to use it and how long it will take to get things ready.

KEEP THE MENU SIMPLE

An easy way to complicate your day is to try to do too much with the food. Keep it simple with hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. Keep some veggie burgers on hand as well in case there are any vegetarians in attendance.

Since you are sticking to the basics, one way to kick things up a notch is to have an over the top condiment station. Cheeses, guacamole, hot sauces, pickles, onions, BBQ sauces, and salsa are just a few options to include.

Try things like fruit skewers, pasta salad, and baked beans for the sides, which require minimal time and preparation. If you want to take it a step further, you could make it a potluck and ask guests to provide the sides and the desserts. It would take a lot off your plate (no pun intended) and allow people to help the host out in their own way.

DON’T FORGET THE DÉCOR AND ENTERTAINMENT

Use patriotic plates, napkins, and tablecloths to easily decorate your party. If you have kids, use craft time before the party to make things like pinwheels, painted stars on the lawn, wreaths, mason jar decorations, and more! A simple search on Pinterest will turn up hundreds of ideas.

Whether your party is for kids or not, lawn games are a great way to entertain your guests and keep the party going after the BBQ is over. Games like cornhole and Can Jam are classics, but might require some prep beforehand if you don’t already have the materials. If the weather permits, a water balloon toss would be great for the kids as would things like Twister, horseshoes, and a three-legged race.

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As much fun as Memorial Day is, it’s important to remember the reason we have this day off to spend with friends and family. No words can every properly express our thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to serve this country. We can only hope that the way we celebrate this day and the way we live every day can serve as a testament to our gratitude.

From all of us at Mosquito Joe, have a safe and happy Memorial Day! If you are hosting an outdoor party and want to protect your guests from mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks, call your local Mosquito Joe today to get on the schedule!

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