This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Orkin; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Sigh…it’s summertime in Miami, and it has been for a while now. While I love summer, I don’t exactly love the swarms of mosquitoes that invade our yard at this time of year! Thankfully, mosquito treatment with Orkin can keep your yard and your summer safe and fun. Mosquito treatment of your yard helps keep those nasty blood suckers at bay, making your yard an oasis where you, your family, and your friends can enjoy grilling and parties without ducking, dodging, and slapping those pesky, blood sucking bugs away!
Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay This Summer
Here’s the thing. Not only do mosquitoes suck out your blood, they suck out your fun! It’s next to impossible to enjoy backyard BBQ’s or family get together when the air is thick with winged vampires intent on stabbing you with their pointy little mouth parts. Nope. Not fun at all. Instead of enjoying that incredible smoked brisket and those yummy sides that everyone brought to your backyard gathering, you’re dodging, weaving, and slapping yourself like an idiot to try to keep the mosquitoes off of you or put the smack on them before they can do too much damage. And don’t even get me started on how sad it is to watch a swarm of mosquitoes attack my precious little fur babies while they’re trying to enjoy the summer sunshine!
Instead of dealing with all that business, why not make summer mosquito-free? When you keep the backyard fee of those annoying mosquitoes, you promote more fun and less itching. It’s also an excellent Zika virus precaution. I’m not planning on having anymore kids, but I can’t say the same for some of my friends, who are always at my house for barbecues and summer parties, so the Zika thing is scary. I have a few mosquito repellent devices that do work, but unfortunately, the mosquitoes have to actually go TO the device…so if you’re not sitting near it, they still attack! The only answer I’ve found to really getting rid of mosquitoes is using a service like Orkin to prevent them from hanging around in the first place!
It’s been two weeks since my first Orkin mosquito control treatment, and there has been a HUGE difference in the amount of mosquitoes in our yard! It’s rainy season in Miami, which usually means that the mosquitoes are uncontrollable, but I have only seen a few here and there since the Orkin technician treated our yard. I tell you, it makes reading a good book on the back porch so much more relaxing when I don’t have to worry about being attacked by those little blood suckers!
Mosquito Treatment – A Partnership Between You and Orkin
Orkin is the leader in pest control, and they’re taking that expertise to the fight against mosquitoes. Mosquito treatment with Orkin, combined with your own responsible mosquito prevention efforts, can help ensure that your yard will be mosquito free this summer. When the Orkin technician came over to do the first servicing, he went around my yard and made notes of things that I could do differently to help prevent mosquitoes from breeding. It was so helpful!
Here are some great tips to help keep your yard mosquito free and your life more fun!
- Mosquito Treatment – First and foremost is making sure that mosquitoes don’t have a cozy comfy home in your yard. To begin protecting yourself and your home from mosquitoes, call Orkin and have them use their considerable skill to treat your yard and surroundings for mosquitoes.
- Prevention – Eliminate standing water from gutters, buckets, toys, old tires – whatever. Anything that holds water should be dumped. Change the water in your bird baths or fountains weekly, and keep your pool water treated and circulating. All of this prevents mosquitoes from breeding in your yard.
- Protect Yourself – Always wear repellent when you leave your home. Effective ingredients are DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, parap-menthane-diol, or IR3535. In addition to repellents, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. I know, I know. Just do it.
- Protect Your Home – Eliminate possible mosquito entry points like gaps around windows and window AC units. Use air conditioning whenever possible, and if you do open your windows, be sure that your screens are 100% hole-free.
Mosquito Treatment – Make This Summer Less Sucky
Mosquitoes can literally make summer months sucky, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you follow the tips above and get Orkin out for a mosquito treatment of your home and yard, you can make this summer spectacular instead of sucky. For more information on mosquito treatment and how to protect yourself and your home from mosquitoes, Mosquito treatment with Orkin.