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3 Ways to Have an Insect-Free Backyard Party

Nothing can ruin a backyard party faster than some uninvited pests guests in the form of insects. Ants, mosquitoes, flies, and all sorts of other pests can make everyone feel uncomfortable and turn a festive day into a disaster. Fortunately, there are some precautions you can take to make sure that you get to enjoy an insect-free backyard party.

Clean up Your Landscaping

If you have long grass or overgrown bushes, you are creating the perfect shade and hiding place for insects. Spend some time cleaning up any debris, trimming back branches, and mowing the lawn. You will also want to take care to remove any standing water. Mosquitoes need water to reproduce and even the tiniest puddle is enough for them to lay eggs and increases the mosquito population around your home. 

You might even want to consider planting natural repellents around your yard. Citronella grass, marigold, basil, mint, and other plants will add color, texture, and pleasant smells while also helping to keep pests away.

Use Traditional Bug Sprays

Make sure that you have plenty of bug spray available to your guests. This is a simple and tried and true way to reduce bug bits and allow everyone to enjoy themselves. Remember that the most effective sprays contain DEET, so make sure that you read the ingredient list on the can or bottle. 

Partner with a Pest Professional

Regular pest control treatments can help keep your home and your yard comfortable and insect-free throughout the year. If you are planning an outdoor party, a pest expert can set up a perimeter and safely eliminate as many pests as possible.

If you want to make sure that you and your guests can enjoy an insect-free backyard party, call the team at Capital Pest.

Capital Pest is proud to be a family-owned and operated pest control company serving Raleigh, NC and its surrounding area (Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Clayton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, etc). Contact us for our pest control services today!