You’ve waited all year. You step outside and welcome the feel of the first warm day of the season. It puts you in a great mood. You get yourself ready, grab your coffee and go to work smiling at the thought of a new season.
When you get home from work, you can already smell the neighbors grilling their dinners. Your kids are playing outside and they come racing at you with warm smiles and open arms. Ahhhh – it’s here…SPRING.
You put down your bag and decide to sit outside and take in this little moment. And then it hits you – the first mosquito bite of the year and the gnats are swarming your face. You KNOW the ticks are just lurking in your grass eying up their next victim. UGH! You forgot all about this part of Spring.
Luckily, we’ve got you covered. If you don’t have it in your budget to use Pristine’s Property Protection to help keep your family guarded from these pests, we can give you some helpful tips to keep them away!
- STANDING WATER: Standing water is the breeding ground for mosquitoes. Take a look around your yard and get rid of anything that may be holding water such as old potted plants.
- KIDS TOYS: Pay attention to kids toys. Many of these plastic toys hold water. Water can even seep into little openings and get inside the toys. So can mosquitoes. Dump any of these toys that are holding water or, find a way to drain the toy.
3. ORGANIC SOLUTION: Our organic service implements the use of cedar wood oil sprayed around the perimeter of your property to deter ticks and mosquitoes from entering. We recommend spraying some oil around the areas in which your are sitting in order to detract mosquitoes from coming to hang out with you.
4. WEAR LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING: Surprisingly, mosquitoes seem to be attracted to dark colored clothing over light colored. If you are going to be hanging outside for a portion of the day, be sure to put on a light blue or white top to help keep those mosquitoes away.
So, even if you don’t use Pristine for your mosquito spray in your yard this year, you can combat mosquitoes using these small and easy tips and tricks to keep mosquitoes away!