Mosquitoes bother most Arkansans so much during the summer that we jokingly refer to them as our state bird. They crash our cookouts and family outings, and can be such a nuisance that we might think the only thing we can do is stay indoors all summer and watch television. Is there anything we can do to fight back!

Absolutely! Our team at The Bug Man has been helping Arkansas homeowners keep their homes pest free since 1976, and we’re here to send the mosquitoes packing! 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 treatment plans if you need to prepare for a special event. Contact us any time you’re ready to schedule service, and we’ll get right to work. We also have a few suggestions for you to do on your own:

Stay current on your yard work-If you don’t mow your lawn on a regular basis, you can be rolling out the welcome mat for a lot of unwanted guests. Be sure to also trim all of your bushes near your house and any tree branches that come into contact with your roof. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so be sure to empty kiddie pools and pet food dishes after use.

Use screens and outdoor fans-A screened-in porch is a great thing to have, and a relatively inexpensive home improvement. If you don’t want something permanent, you can also purchase canopies at any sporting goods store or outdoor retailer. Mosquitoes aren’t strong flyers in high winds, so an outdoor fan can keep you comfortable and pest free!

Plant flowers and plants with repellent properties-Tiki torches and citronella candles can be effective if you use them consistently, but did you know that you can also plant flowers and herbs that work just as well? Marigolds, citronella, and mint all have natural insect repellent and they attract dragonflies. Dragonflies are harmless to humans, but prey on mosquitoes!

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