After the winter that we’ve just had, the springtime is definitely something to get excited about. The days are getting longer, the mercury is starting to rise, and the flowers are blooming. But you also know that this means that we will soon be swatting flies and mosquitoes away when we go outside. The good news is that mosquitoes are no match for our team at The Bug Man!

When it comes to mosquitoes, treatment is most effective when you start early. We offer monthly mosquito treatment plans from April to October each year, averaging $65 per month for an average-sized yard. We also offer one-time services if you’re getting ready for a special event or if you’re trying to get a head start on your summer garden planning. There are also a few things that you can do on your own to increase your success:

Plant repellent flowers and herbs-There are a number of beautiful flowers and aromatic herbs that mosquitoes can’t stand, such as marigolds, citronella, lavender, and rosemary. An herb garden is a great way to take your cooking to the next level, and it also attracts dragonflies. Dragonflies are natural mosquito predators, and don’t bother humans.

Eliminate mosquito habitats-Keep your lawn mowed and your foliage trimmed all summer long. Insects and other pests need places to hide and breed, and the best way to keep them away is to make sure that you don’t leave any areas neglected. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so make sure that any water features circulate, and empty kiddie pools and pet food dishes when not in use.

Use low tech solutions-A screened in porch is a great thing to have in The Natural State! If you don’t have a screened in porch, you can purchase large screened in canopies at any sporting goods or outdoors store. Citronella candles and tiki torches can make a difference, as well as outdoor fans. Mosquitoes aren’t strong flyers, and a good fan will keep them away while it keeps you and your family cool!

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