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Fight the Bite on the Fourth of July!

Fight the Bite on the Fourth of July!

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Everyone loves an outdoor BBQ or pool party on the 4th of July in St. Louis, and if you’re hosting a party, you’ll need to think about the outdoor comfort of your guests.

Follow our easy steps to keep pests from ruining your patriotic party this year!

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Scents

There are specific scents that drive pesky bugs crazy – and far away from your outdoor party. The most well known is the pungent scent of citronella oil. According to the EPA, the scent of citronella oil will drive away many outdoor pests including mosquitoes, black flies, fleas, and ticks. Other insect repellents recommended by outdoor experts include sage, cider vinegar and even rosemary  – burned over coals.

Keep it Breezy

Sometimes the pungent scents listed above can compete with the smells of your savory BBQ. However, you can keep bugs at bay with a simple fan breeze! By positioning an oscillating fan near your main outdoor party areas, mosquitoes and other pests won’t be able to fight the air current and will be blown away from your guests.

Lure Them Away

Try giving the bugs what they want – sweet food! Position an open container of sugar water or even sweet jam or jelly on the opposite side of your party to divert some bugs away from biting your guests.

Ultimate Outdoor Solution

Mosquito Squad’s barrier spray treatment is the perfect all-encompassing solution to outdoor pest control. Our licensed technicians apply our EPA registered product to trees, shrubs, ground cover and other areas where adult mosquitoes and ticks live and feed. Best of all, our pest-control solutions are kid and pet-friendly!