Unwanted Guests at the Memorial Day BBQJanay Rickwalder
Monday, May 27, 2013
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and many
families will be gathering for cookouts with family and friends
over the long weekend. To keep this holiday fun and festive, pest
experts encourage people to take preventative measures against
uninvited guests who might show up for a snack - pests!
Some of the most common pests one can expect to see buzzing
around at an outdoor gathering are stinging and biting
insects, such as yellow jackets and bees. These pests are
attracted to fragrances from shampoo, perfume, and candles, so
partygoers should avoid using these sweet scented items beforehand
to prevent an unwanted encounter. Ants can also get in the way of summer
celebrations, so be sure to keep food in sealed containers and
immediately clean up any spills.
Planning ahead to
prevent pests will ensure everyone gets the most out of the
outdoors this Memorial Day.