Keeping your 4th of July Pest-FreeJanay Rickwalder
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Fourth of July is a quintessential summer holiday in the
U.S., with summer in full swing, children out of school, and a day
off work for most. While the holiday may start full of plans for
outdoor fun, it can quickly turn into a swatting game with
Nobody invites yellowjackets,
ants, or mosquitoes
to the cookout, but they will most likely come anyway. To keep the
holiday fun and festive, pest experts encourage people to take
preventative measures against pests.
- Shy away from fragrances that pests may be attracted to, such
as perfume and scented candles.
- Be sure to keep food in sealed containers so pests don’t
contaminate your meal.
- Immediately clean up any spills to reduce the likelihood of
- Protect yourself with bug repellent containing at least 20%
Planning ahead to
prevent pests will ensure everyone gets the most out of
the outdoors this holiday.