Don’t Cancel Your Mosquito Control Service Too Early!

 

Although the weather is warm and the sun is shining, fall is just around the corner. Summer months coming to an end does not necessarily mean we’re saying goodbye to warmer temperatures, or those mosquitoes, just yet. Canceling your mosquito control service might be on the top of your to-do list since cooler months are ahead and kids are back in school, but don’t let dropping temperatures trick you into ending your mosquito control service early! It’s important to continue with your barrier spray treatments so you can maintain a protected outdoor area for you and your family. After all, the air will be cooler and the humidity will subside; making it the perfect time of year to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine or watch the kids play in the backyard after school. We wanted to share some information around the importance of completing the full season of barrier spray treatments before you consider canceling service.

If fall is quickly approaching, why continue service?

The last few sprays are some of the most important for a couple of reasons. Mosquitoes can be tricky creatures. They lay eggs, hibernate, and can survive some pretty frigid temperatures. The only things necessary in order for eggs to hatch are water and temperatures consistently above 50 degrees. This means mosquitoes may be continually living and breeding in your yard all year long. If you end your season early, female mosquitoes will have a chance to not only make your yard a home, but also to lay more eggs before the first freeze. Up to 300 eggs at a time to be exact! It is absolutely vital that our technicians get rid of those mosquitoes and mosquito larvae, by treating unavoidable areas of standing water which will keep your yard winterized. This will also keep ticks and fleas at bay.

It’s important to continue your barrier spray treatment as long as possible so you can continue to enjoy your yard as long as possible and ensure an itch-free start to 2019. If you have any questions about your season, contact your local Mosquito Joe, and they’ll be happy to explain the process to you.

Fall sports or events coming up? We’ve got you covered.

We offer commercial and special event sprays which could be great for fall sports and events. If your kiddos play football or soccer and you’d like an itch-free playing field, don’t hesitate to give us a call this fall! Because let’s face it, there is nothing worse than trying to cheer on your kids and enjoy a good game of ball while swatting away those pesky mosquitoes. We’d love to continue to partner with local sports leagues in our communities and ensure everyone’s eye is on the ball, not their ankles. Have an outside wedding or birthday party on the horizon? We can help keep mosquitoes off of your guest list so you can enjoy that special time together with family and friends. Call your local Mosquito Joe for more details!

Don’t let those mosquitoes trick you into ending service early or overlooking any commercials or special event sprays that may be necessary. You’ll thank us later!

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Tips for an Itch Free Fourth of July You Can Feel Good About

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!

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