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Preparing Your Lawn For Backyard Entertaining

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Preparing Your Lawn For Backyard Entertaining

Summertime is in full swing, and down here in Florida that means quite a bit of backyard entertaining. We love hosting family gatherings  at our home. It is always so much fun, and the kids love being able to play outside while the adults mingle and catch up. The issue…Mosquitoes! The blood sucking “state bird” of Florida. Down here, it seems like they are unavoidable, but thankfully there is a solution! In order to get my yard ready to do some backyard entertaining, I had my whole lawn treated for mosquitoes by TruGreen. The entire process was super easy and I have noticed a significant decrease in the flying bloodsuckers around my home.

Preparing Your Lawn For Backyard Entertaining

Mosquito Defense by TrueGreen

The mosquito defense treatment that I had done to my yard has worked wonders! Not sure if something like this could work some magic in your yard? Just drop the guys at TruGreen a line and schedule your own mosquito defense consultation! I seriously learned so much talking to John during my consultation that I almost felt like an expert myself by the end.

A few of the questions he answered for me really set my mind at ease as well. You see, I have kids and a dog that love to be outside. The chemicals they use dry quickly, and I was told to wait about 1-2 hours before letting the heathens roam the outdoors, just to be on the safe side. My yard also consists of quite a few fruit trees, which are not sprayed during this treatment as they avoid all plants with edible fruits or vegetables, just to be safe. They also do not spray pollinators in an effort to not damage the bumblebee population.

Preparing Your Lawn For Backyard Entertaining

The Treatment

Mosquito defense is an easy three step process: Inspect, Treat, and Maintain! That’s it! On the day of my treatment, the tech arrived and inspected my yard before getting suited up to spray for sky demons. Once he had walked around the yard and noted what my citrus trees and other fruit trees were, he started to spray! Now, I have a pretty large yard. The whole lot is a little over 1/2 an acre and the home itself is roughly 2,000 Sq Ft. So that leaves quite a bit of yard space! Even with as large as my yard is, it seemed like my tech was done in no time! He was quick and efficient, it was wonderful.  Once your treatment is done, you just need to maintain it!  It is recommended to get the Mosquito Defense treatment on a monthly basis in order to see the best results. TruGreen’s Mosquito Defense service targets mosquitoes and ticks where they live, eradicating them from your yard in 24 hours so that families can live life outside.

Preparing Your Lawn For Backyard Entertaining

Why Do I Need Mosquito Treatment?

So maybe you are still on the fence about needing a mosquito treatment, but I firmly believe that especially if you live in the South, it is a must do to prepare for backyard entertaining.  As I said earlier, I am pretty sure that Florida’s state bird should be changed to the mosquito! They just thrive in out hot and wet climate.

As much as I love backyard entertaining, sometimes it is hard to have a party outside because there is a chance mosquitoes may pick you up and fly off with you. In fact, about 85% of people actually limit their outdoor activities during times of heavy mosquito activity. That is insane, and even though the majority of people do use some sort of bug spray,only 51% think it works.

So what can we do to help decrease mosquito activity and get back outside? Well for one, make sure you have no standing water in your yard! This means bird baths, buckets, and kid pools. If you regularly clean them and replace the water you won’t have a breeding ground for blood hawks.

Preparing Your Lawn For Backyard Entertaining

Other than that, make sure you maintain your lawn. Keep it mowed and free of trash and debris. If you are unable to do this yourself, then you can hire a qualified lawn care service.

Making sure your lawn is maintained is not only important for enjoying entertaining in your yard, but also for health reasons. These little sky demons have been known to carry all sorts of diseases, including Zika. They are also very dangerous to your pets, especially if they aren’t on any sort of heartworm preventative. So just take care of the yard people, it’s for your health!

Oh and super random fun fact alert: Most people falsely believe that mosquitoes die off during the colder months ( not that Florida gets many cold months). This is actually completely incorrect. They do go inactive, but they do not die! 

Preparing Your Lawn For Backyard Entertaining

So if you are wanting to get your backyard ready for entertaining, go ahead and check out the TruGreen Mosquito Defense treatment. I promise, your guests will thank you for it!

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Ashwin

Thursday 24th of January 2019

I still haven’t started my renovation plans for this year. Hopefully I’d be able to start it next month so it’d be done before the year ends.

amber s.

Friday 27th of July 2018

I love TruGreen chem lawn services! They do a fantastic job of keeping our lawn green, even with a dog that pees all over it! LOL. I haven’t tried their mosquito treatment but it sounds like something I will add to the menu. We struggle with them, and citronella candles and sprays are no longer doing the trick.

Jojo Hua

Friday 27th of July 2018

Oh my goodness. I literally had no idea you could get this done! I would really love to have it done to my back garden. I'm so petrified of going out there when the sun goes down due to the mosquitoes.

lavandamichelle

Friday 27th of July 2018

What a cool post! These are some great tips. I love a good backyard barbecue. Thanks for sharing! :)

Debby

Friday 27th of July 2018

We needed our backyard safe for our kids so we had to have it treated as well. Too many I’ll esses come from mosquitos so it’s best to be safe!

Jessi

Friday 27th of July 2018

Totally! Those little flying demons are terrible lol

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