Don't Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Summer!

7/14/2015


Mosquito

It's summer. What are you using your backyard for? Are you the master grill master whose spatula and cooking tongs should be dipped in gold and mounted for display in the cooking hall of fame? Are you the pool bunny, sun worshiper whose rich bronze skin should have its own color in a box of Crayola crayons? Or is your backyard a floral paradise that makes the hanging gardens of Babylon look like a handful of dandelions thrown in a glass? Whatever you use your backyard for, there is one thing for sure, it is a whole lot more fun without mosquitoes. Am I right? Fortunately for you, we've put together this guide for driving out summertime mosquitoes. We call it our No One Likes You Mosquito Okay Go Away, guide (or, NOLYMOGA for short). Take it up with HR. They're the ones who said we needed a catchy acronym.

NOLYMOGA tips:

  1. Trim the grass and vegetation. Mosquitoes hide in bushes and under vegetation to avoid the heat of the midday sun. When you keep your grass trimmed and vegetation neat, you will give those skeeters fewer places to hide. You'll also lessen the chance that they will leave their eggs in your yard. The next time it rains, you'll have fewer eggs hatching and fewer mosquitoes to torment you.

  2. Clean gutters out. Not only do wet leaves in gutters create a breeding site for mosquitoes, water spillage can create stagnant puddles of water next to your home. These are another great breeding site for mosquitoes.

  3. Standing water. You don't really want standing water anywhere on your lawn. If you have areas where puddles collect, look into getting an expert to prevent this from happening.

  4. Remove debris. Mosquitoes hide under leaves, especially wet leaves. They will also leave their eggs under there. If you want fewer mosquito eggs, make sure you keep those leaves and stick piles raked up.

  5. Remove clutter. If you have anything in your yard that allows water to collect, you should have those items removed. Old tires, kids' toys, pots, buckets, etc, are like the Holiday Inn for mosquitoes.

  6. Pest control. When you partner with a pest control company, like the pro’s here at Schendel, we will routinely destroy the mosquito eggs in your grass, bushes and ornamentals. If you're looking for the most effective mosquito control, this is the way to do it.

Don't let mosquitoes ruin your summer. Take back your yard! Summer is for barbecues and pool parties, not mosquitoes. Resist those mosquitoes with this hard-to-pronounce mosquito guide! And, have the best summer ever with expert help from Schendel Pest Services. Contact us today!




 

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