There are a lot of popular summertime traditions in Arkansas, and like it or not, swatting insects is often one of them. Outdoor activities can quickly become infested with bugs, and mosquitoes are some of the most frequent party-crashers that we have to deal with. Maybe we’d all just be better off sitting inside and watching television and staring at our computers all summer, right?

Wrong! The Bug Man is one of Arkansas’s oldest and most trusted pest control companies, and we’re here to help! We offer affordable Mosquito Treatment Plans from April through October of each year for homeowners who want to enjoy their outdoor summer activities undisturbed. Our technicians will keep an eye on your would-be guests, and send them packing for good. There are also several easy things that you can do to prevent pest infestations before they start:

Mow your lawn and trim your hedges-Mowing your lawn is a very important part of a good mosquito prevention plan. Insects like to hide in weeds and tall grass, and a freshly mowed lawn takes away a lot of hiding spots and breeding spots. If you have any bushes near your home or any limbs that come into contact with your roof, be sure to keep them cut and pruned as well.

Eliminate standing water-Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so be sure to empty kiddie pools and pet food dishes after use. If you have a bird bath or outdoor water feature, be sure that the water is circulating at all times.

Use fans and screens-There’s nothing like a low-tech solution to an old problem. Mosquitoes aren’t good flyers, so an outdoor fan will help keep them away. If you don’t have a screened in porch, you might want to invest in an inexpensive screened in canopy for your backyard. Any sporting goods or outdoor store will have a wide selection during the summer months, and you can also take them camping or tailgating!

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