Unwanted Guests at the Memorial Day BBQ

FAIRFAX, Va. (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.