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Summer Soirée or Pest Party? Keeping Outdoor Events Pest-Free

Summer is here, and that means it’s time for cookouts, pool parties, and fireflies! But along with the sunshine can come uninvited guests – pesky insects that can turn your outdoor fun into a swatting frenzy.
Fear not, fellow revelers! At ANTEX Exterminating, we aim to help you enjoy your outdoor gatherings without pests. Here are some simple tips to keep your event filled with good times, not bothersome bugs:

Prep Your Party Zone:

  • Empty Old Water: Mosquitoes love stagnant water, so eliminate any sources around your party area. Empty birdbaths, kiddie pools, and even puddles after a rain shower.
  • Trash Talk: Seal your trash cans tightly and relocate them away from the party area. Food scraps and spills are a magnet for flies and other insects.
  • Mow and Maintain: Keep your lawn trimmed and free of overgrown areas. Tall grass provides a cool, damp haven for mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies.

Food Fun, Pest-Free:

  • Cover Up: Use mesh food tents or lids to keep flies and other insects away from your delicious dishes.
  • Clear the Decks: Don’t leave food sitting out for long periods. Put away leftovers promptly and clean up any spills immediately.

Natural Defense:

  • Citronella Power: Strategically place citronella candles or torches around the perimeter of your event space.
  • Fan it Out: Set up fans to create a gentle breeze. This can disrupt flying insects and make it harder for them to land.
Bonus Tip: Consider planting insect-repellent flora around your patio or deck. Citronella grass, lavender, and marigolds are all-natural deterrents to some pests.
By following these simple tips, you can create a welcoming environment for your guests, not for uninvited pests. Let ANTEX Exterminators help you have a pest-free summer celebration! For more information on professional pest control services, contact us today!