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Entertaining Outdoors - What to Look Out For

May 13, 2021

The weather has become warm and maybe it's time to start entertaining outdoors. Before you welcome guests, you need to get your backyard ready - Clean the patio furniture, Prep the grill, on and on. So what’s your plan for dealing with uninvited guests? No, not that crazy cousin who shows up just as you’re starting to make the plates. I’m talking about annoying pests such as mosquitoes, wasps, yellow jackets and flies. How do you keep them from crashing the party? Here is a list of potential pests and how to help keep them away.

Flies:

They love organic matter and are attracted to the odor. For buffet dinners, keep dishes covered, and only fill glasses halfway. Consider plating up indoors, then carrying your meal outside. It is also a good idea to keep trashcan lids are closed tightly.

Mosquitoes:

Areas of standing water will attract mosquitos — ponds, birdbaths, kiddie pools, flower pots, tire swings, gutter downspouts and poor ground drainage are areas mosquitos find ideal for reproduction. Getting rid of any standing water or dumping and refilling every 3 days are some options in combatting the potential mosquito bite.

Ants:

These pests are tough to deal with. There are so many different types of ants that behave differently. Some of the smaller ants like like sugars and other foods. others like leaves and seeds like the harvester ant. both can be a problem outdoors. There are a few over the counter products but in some cases it might be best to call a professional, like Essential Pest Control

Bees and wasps:

If you get the to do it yourself, removing stinging insects like bees and wasps is not a DIY job. Attempting to remove these flying insects without protective equipment and training could land you in some real trouble. It is recommended to call in a professional.

Just remember, Essential is here for all your pest control needs. Give us a call-820-886-3029.

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