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Don’t Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Outdoor Party

Jul 05, 2023

Keep Uninvited Guests at Bay with These Tips from Mosquito Hero

Outdoor Party

 

Summer is backyard party season! Gather all your friends and family together to enjoy the good weather in your own special outdoor space, but beware the pesky party crashers who can really kill the mood. Summer is also the height of mosquito season, and these pests bring itchy bites and the risk of harmful mosquito-borne illnesses

 

By adding a few more steps to your party prep to-do list, you can save your guests from the annoyance and irritation of mosquitoes buzzing around. For your next outdoor party, check out these tips from Mosquito Hero!

 

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Eliminate Mosquito Hot Spots

In the days and weeks leading up to your party, clear your party zone of mosquito hot spots, where mosquitoes are known to hide and breed. Get rid of standing water, like clogged gutters, stagnant bird baths or fountains, and empty buckets, flower pots, trash cans, or other receptacles that can collect rainwater. Mosquitoes also rest in tall grass, weeds, and brush near inhabited locations where they can feed, like your house. Keep these plants neat and trimmed so they do not become a mosquito habitat.

 

Marigold plant

Incorporate Mosquito Repelling Plants

If you’re sprucing up your garden for the occasion, incorporate some plants that naturally repel mosquitoes, like lavender and marigold. Just make sure you also avoid flower varieties that attract mosquitoes, like those that produce nectar.

 

Citronella Torch

Set the Scene with Citronella

Set the scene with citronella candles or torches. Not only do these add a pleasant flickering ambience, but the burning citronella has mild natural repellent properties.

 

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Set Up A Fan

A fan will help keep you and all your guests cool in the hot summer weather, but it will also keep mosquitoes away! That’s right. The airflow of the fan can reduce the rate of mosquitoes landing on people by 45 to 65 percent, according to Consumer Reports. That’s because it’s hard for mosquitoes to fly against the strength of the wind from the fan, and the fan also disperses the carbon dioxide from our breath, which makes it harder for mosquitoes to find us.

 

Mosquito Spray

Use repellent spray

A good host is prepared for anything. Keep some mosquito repellent spray on hand throughout the duration of your party so your guests can apply (and re-apply as needed).

 

Mosquito on Clothing

Dress for the Occasion

Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors, so when you’re planning your party wardrobe, opt for lighter, summery colors. Avoid thin fabrics, like silk and linen, as mosquitoes can bite through to your skin with their long mouthparts. Layer up with thicker fabrics, like denim, and keep your arms and legs covered for maximum protection. Steer clear of scents that will attract mosquitoes, like strong perfumes, colognes, and lotions.

 

 

Mosquito Hero

Professional Mosquito Control

The best way to keep mosquitoes away from your party? Professional mosquito control from Mosquito Hero. Our traditional mosquito control service specifically targets the areas where mosquitoes live, rest, and hide, creating a barrier around your home that will prevent mosquitoes for up to 30 days. And if you experience biting in between treatments, we’ll happily re-treat your property for free! That’s our mosquito service guarantee. 


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