Your Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

There are plenty of reasons why you find yourself reading this blog post going “Oh my gosh Mother’s Day is this weekend and I don’t have a gift.” Life gets busy, your Mom is the type that is hard to shop for, or maybe she has EVERYTHING. Well we know one thing she may have that she doesn’t want and that, my friends, is mosquitoes. Did you know Mosquito Joe offers gift certificates? This solves all your problems, even the hard to shop for Mom. Who doesn’t love enjoying their yard without the annoying buzz of those tiny blood suckers?

Call your local Mosquito Joe today and tell them you need a gift card for the woman who Give her the gift of outside fun!changed your diapers, carted you to band practice, and loves you no matter what. Give her the gift of outside fun! Whatever your plans are to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we hope you have a beautiful day and we hope all you Mom’s out there get the relaxation and pampering you deserve. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Keep the Itch Out of Labor Day

Most of us are already thinking about the fast-approaching Labor Day weekend, because for many of us it means an extra day off of work.  We know that Labor Day is a federal holiday (hence the day off) but the down side of Labor Days is that it signifies the end of the summer season (sniff, sniff).  We aren’t one to argue, but just so you know, there are technically still 2 and a half weeks of summer left to enjoy after Labor Day – and in many states, much more than that.

Anyway, what most of us don’t know is that Labor Day is actually a day to celebrate the social and economic contributions of the American worker. If you haven’t noticed, Mosquito Joe loves a reason to celebrate, especially when the celebration falls in a month where the weather is perfect for some outdoor time. So as we’re relaxing in our back yards, sharing meals or summer beverages with neighbors and friends, we will be holding a special place in our hearts for all the hard-working Americans out there. We hope you’ll be enjoying some relaxation and outdoor fun; after all, you earned it.

In the spirit of outdoor fun, we wanted to share a perfect way to bring your neighborhood together for some kid-friendly competition over the holiday weekend. Here is how to setup your very own Backyard Olympics.

What You Need:

  • Beach towels or blankets
  • Clothesline
  • Bucket
  • Cooler
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 hula hoops
  • Beach ball
  • Garden hose
  • 4 to 6 lawn chairs
  • Several tires or inner tubes
  • Sprinkler

Olympic Events:

1. Inner Tube Hop. Lay inner tubes or tires in a pattern. Larger kids can jump from one to another with one foot; smaller kids should hop with both feet.

2. Hula Hoop Runaround. Arrange 3 hula hoops on the ground to run around.

3. Beach Towel Tent. Hang several beach towels or blankets over a clothesline to make a tent to run through.

4. Ice Cube Toss. Fill a cooler with ice cubes. Place a bucket 5 to 6 feet away. Olympians toss ice cubes from the cooler to the bucket until they get five in the bucket.

5. Beach Ball Balance. Lay a garden hose on the ground in a curvy shape. Contestant balances the beach ball with one hand while straddle-walking the hose.

6. Lawn Chair Crawl. Situate a row of lawn chairs so Olympians can crawl under them.

7. Sprinkler Jump. The final refreshing obstacle: a jump over the water!

No matter how you and your family choose to celebrate Labor Day this year, there is one creature that should not be around to participate in the festivities. No one wants a mosquito buzzing around, so make sure Mosquito Joe is on your to-do list for your September soiree. The great thing about MoJo is that since we are contract free, if you haven’t had a single spray all year it is not too late to start! Call your local Mosquito Joe today to get on the schedule and make sure your yard is the place to be this Labor Day, both for the games and because it is a swat and itch free zone!

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Are Mosquitoes on Your Guest List?

Memorial Day weekend is a cause for both celebration and remembrance. As we all fire up our grills, uncover our pools, and dust off those beach chairs to welcome the unofficial start to summer, it is also a time to remember those that gave their lives so that we could enjoy these freedoms. Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate the patriotism of the day:

  • Have a picnic with family and friends and talk about what Memorial Day means to you.
  • Venture to a parade or memorial service locally. For a listing of Click here.
  • Participate in a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time to pause and think about the true meaning of the day.
  • Throw an informal barbecue with all the fixings. Have guests don patriotic gear and fly the American flag.

Whatever you do, remember that mosquitoes don’t have to be on your guest list as you and your family and friends celebrate Memorial Day. Let Mosquito Joe ensure your Memorial Day celebrations are itch-free. Give us a call today and set up your special event barrier spray treatment before it is too late! Use us one time, or continue with us all summer – with no contracts required and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, the choice is yours!

We wish everyone a fabulous holiday weekend as we honor and remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

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