Did you know that Arkansas’ state bird is the Northern Mockingbird? Many people incorrectly assume that it’s the mosquito, and it’s hard to blame them. Outdoor gatherings are frequently invaded by large swarms of mosquitoes, and during summer, it often seems like there is no end in sight. We’re already being encouraged to stay home as much as we can right now, but we shouldn’t all be forced inside to sit around and watch TV. It’s time to fight back!

The Bug Man has been helping homes and businesses stay free of insects and other pests since 1976, and we’re always a phone call or mouse click away when you’re ready to declare war on insects and other household pests. Each year from April through October, we also offer monthly mosquito treatment services that start at $65 a month for an average-sized yard.There are also several things that you can do on your own to get started:

Eliminate potential habitats-One of the easiest ways to get started is to make sure that you stay up to date on all of your yard work. Mow your lawn, trim your hedges, and prune any tree branches that come into direct contact with your roof. Insects lay their eggs in standing water, so be sure to empty kiddie pools and pet food dishes after use. If you have a bird bath or any other outdoor water features, be sure that the water is automatically circulated.

Plant flowers and herbs with insect repellent properties-Marigolds, mint, citronella, and garlic naturally repel mosquitoes and attract dragonflies, which are natural mosquito predators. They also look and smell great, and you can use the fresh herbs in your kitchen!

Screen in your porch and use outdoor fans-A screened in porch is always nice to have, and can increase the resale value of your home. If you can’t afford a permanent screened in porch, there are also inexpensive screened canopies for sale at sporting goods and outdoor stores Mosquitoes are very poor flyers, and can’t handle winds over 10 MPH. An outdoor fan will keep them away, and will also keep you and your family cool when mother nature does her worst.

If you have any questions about our mosquito treatment plans, or would like to schedule service, contact us online, or at 501-663-9464.