As we find ourselves stuck in our homes for the foreseeable future, one way to make the best of it is to create some new memories in our backyard with our families. Whether it’s a cookout, letting our kids beat us at Nerf football, or just watching them play, there’s never been a better time to turn off the TV and enjoy some time outside. Unfortunately these outdoor parties often get crashed by a swarm of mosquitoes. What can you do?

If this sounds like your yard, The Bug Man is here to help! We’ve been helping homes and businesses stay free of insects and other pests for the past four decades and counting, and we’re always ready to make you our next lifetime customer. Each year from April through October, we also offer monthly mosquito treatment services that start at $65 a month for an average-sized yard. The best defense against mosquitoes is a good offense, and we encourage you to give us a call so that we can make an effective plan to help you reclaim your yard. There are also a few easy things you can do on your own.

Keep up with your yard work-Like any invasion, pests like to set up a staging area near the border. If you don’t keep your lawn mowed and your hedges trimmed, you’re giving mosquitoes and other pests a place to stay and wait for you to roll out a buffet for them with you and your family on the menu!

Use low tech solutions-An outdoor fan will keep you and your family cool, and keep away the insects. Mosquitoes are very poor flyers, and can’t handle winds over 10 MPH. If you don’t have a screened in you can purchase screened canopies at sporting goods stores, or at any retailers that carry hunting and camping equipment.

Don’t leave standing water in your yard-Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so be sure to empty kiddie pools and pet water dishes after use. If you have a bird bath, Koi pond, or fountain in your yard, be sure that the water circulates.

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