Pest Party Crashers
The days of gathering together are back again and just in time for BBQ season! Inviting your loved ones over for good food and conversation is one of the best parts of summertime. As you stock up on hot dog buns and pull out the lawn chairs, you may feel set for a perfect get-together — but if unprepared, you could have some unwanted guests show up to ruin the night.
Some pests, like bees, fleas, mosquitoes, and ants, are bound to want in on the BBQ fun this summer. However, not all is lost! Read on for our expert tips on what to do in preparation for and during your get-together in order to keep these pests at bay this season.
Wasps & Other Stinging Insects
While an important part of our ecosystem, stinging insects can make many people feel uneasy. They also cause painful stings and allergic reactions.
Help your guests relax by giving our team a call for child and pet friendly, effective stinging insect removal ahead of time. During the party, avoid attracting wasps by keeping food and drinks covered and removing party trash promptly.
The biggest nuisance of many garden parties is the mosquito. Whether you hate their sting or their incessant buzzing more, mosquitoes are certainly to dampen the mood of any afternoon. One way to help with mosquito control is to manage your vegetation.
These pests love shaded, cool places and the underside of a shrub or tree is a perfect place to linger. Our vegetation experts know how to maintain your yard and create an environment less attractive to pests.
We also offer backyard mosquito services to further protect your yard space and freetime. The In2Care® Mosquito Trap is an impressive system for mosquito control. The trap uses water with an odor lure to attract egg-laying mosquitoes. Once inside, mosquitoes contact the specially treated gauze near the water surface and get contaminated with a larvicide and a fungus.
Protect yourself by following the 5 D’s of bite prevention:
- Dusk: avoid outdoor when mosquitoes are actively biting
- Dawn: avoid outdoor activities when mosquitoes are flying around
- DEET: use personal to avoid attracting biting mosquitoes
- Dress: cover exposed skin at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are active
- Dump: get rid of any standing water
Where there is good food and sugary beverages, ants will follow! Be sure that food and drinks are covered throughout the party and to thoroughly clean up any dropped food or spills after everyone has gone home for the night to avoid an infestation.
Do you believe you already have an ant problem? If you notice ant pathways in or out of your home or ant nests around your property, you may be right. Our eco-friendly ant control solutions will eliminate ants and work to keep them away for good. If you have a party coming up, act fast and schedule our services today!
Pest Control Solutions For Your Home
Start prepping for your next get-together and give the Advanced IPM team a call today at (855) 768-0615! We will get your home in tip-top BBQ shape just in time for your guests.