Summer is a kid’s favorite time of year! No school, no worries, no responsibilities (we parents may have something to say about that last one). They spend more time outdoors, and you know what that means…more adventures which lead to more bumps and bruises, more sunburns and more bug bites! Say no to the itch this year and help make your summer, as well as you kiddo’s summer mosquito free with these tips!
1. Make sure if the kids are in a wooded area to look out for ticks!
Ticks are everywhere and in the summer with camping, swimming holes and the like, they are bound to grab on to clothes or whatever they can to get to their ultimate goal….you and your family. If you are going camping, or even if you have larger property and/or trees in your yard, it’s a good idea to check the kids head to toe for ticks when they come inside. Better yet, call Mosquito Squad and let us take care of the threat for you. Our treatments help reduce ticks on your property, along with mosquitoes and there is even an option to take care of other swarming insects.
Mosquito protection is extra important during summertime, especially at night. If you are going to be outdoors for any period of time, especially at sunset and after sundown. If they are going to be outside of your yard then make sure you have taken appropriate precautions to protect them, whether camping, fishing or just hanging out, you don’t want an unnecessary illness or discomfort. If you are entertaining in your yard or on your property, or if you know that is their one of their go-to spots (particularly if you have a pool) then contact us for treatment plans that will protect you through the summer and beyond! Ask about any current specials we may have going on.
3. Teach your kids how to try to avoid mosquito hot spots outdoors.
This is definitely easier said than done (unless you’ve already called Mosquito Squad for treatments or a misting system). However, make sure you kids know the mosquito “danger zones”. They should avoid any standing, stagnant water. If you find that there is standing water in your yard, do what you can to get rid of it. Additionally, they should avoid any tall grass and climbing or playing in shrubbery.
If you follow these cautionary tips, you can help reduce the itching and discomfort that your kids experience this summer. It’s hot enough in South Texas without the additional aggravation of itchy bites and gross sprays. Why not start a treatment plan that you can schedule and get mosquito control off your list for the summer so you, your kids and all your guests can enjoy the summer festivities without any aggravation. Call us at (361) 894 – 8642 and start enjoying your yard again today!