August

29

2011

 
get rid of mosquitoes

Don't let mosquitoes, yellow jackets and other stinging insects invade your fall outdoor events, contact EnviroPest By Sprague Pest Solutions today!

The end of summer is almost here and in Denver, Boulder and throughout Colorado homeowners are planning their Labor Day BBQ’s and other end of summer bashes.  As the days get shorter and the temperatures grow cooler, you might think that your worry over mosquitoes, wasps and other stinging insects is over.  Unfortunately, these pests may continue to be a problem well into fall.  With that in mind, EnviroPest By Sprague Pest Solutions would like to offer a few tips to help you keep your fall events pest free.  

To Reduce Mosquitoes

The key to reducing the number of mosquitoes in your backyard is to eliminate any sources of water, so prior to your outdoor event, homeowners should inspect their yards and remember to:

  • Eliminate ALL areas of standing water including buckets, old tires and unused flower pots

  • Replace or empty water in bird baths and wading pools

  • Turn over canoes, kayaks and wheel barrows

  • Clear gutters of any debris

  • Make sure drainage ditches are clean and free flowing

Avoid Painful Stings

Yellow jackets, wasps and a variety of other stinging insects are the most dangerous and aggressive insects to drop by any backyard event.  Not only can they terrify the bravest of men, they can pack a painful, potentially dangerous sting.  To avoid attracting stinging insects to your barbeque, please:

  • Inspect your yard for any “bee’s” nests prior to your event

  • Keep food indoors until it is ready to be served and clean up immediately after eating

  • Keep garbage cans covered and at least 20 feet away from the festivities

  • Avoid sweet smelling shampoos, hairsprays or other personal care products

  • Avoid wearing brightly colored, floral printed clothing

EnviroPest By Sprague offers residential pest control in the Denver metro area that is designed to keep your home free of insects and rodents all year long, not just summertime.  For more information on our home pest control in Denver, Boulder and elsewhere in Colorado, please contact us today.