Give Mosquitoes a Scare This Season
The spookiest season of the year is upon us! While costumes, candy, gremlins, and ghouls rule the day, don’t forget about another monster – mosquitoes. While mosquito season will soon be slowing down with the cooler temperatures, many of us will be dealing with these bothersome pests until well after Halloween. But before you get too spooked, here are a few tricks (and treats) from the experts at Palmetto Mosquito Pest Control to keep mosquitoes from haunting your Halloween.
Get Creative With Your Costume
Although Halloween might look a little different this year, with just a little bit of creativity, you can still have a fun and safe holiday. If you are struggling to find the perfect costume for you and your loved ones, consider getting the whole family ready with a bug-themed Halloween. We love these costumes – and the best part? They keep your skin covered to help prevent bites from those pesky little vampires! Now all you have to do is add some Halloween flair to your mask and you will be ready for trick-or-treating!
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Don’t Let Mosquitoes Trick-or-Treat At Your Home
Keep in mind that trick-or-treaters won’t be the only ones visiting your home this Halloween. Mosquitoes love entering houses through open doors and windows. If you plan on passing out candy, make sure to step outside when answering the door and close the door behind you.
You can also set up your own candy display outside to keep the door from being repeatedly opened and closed, minimizing the chance of any unwanted pests from entering your home. If you choose to man your candy station, be sure to wear protective clothing.
Incorporate Mosquito-Repelling Halloween Decor
If you plan on decorating your home to celebrate the holiday, here are a few ideas that will not only look spooky but also help you keep mosquitoes away from your home. Lighting your porch with jack-o-lanterns containing geraniol or citronella candles is a great way to keep the mosquitoes off of your porch. You can also place these candles in fun, spooky lanterns to create a ghostly glow outside of your home.
Many species of mosquitoes are highly attracted to white lights. Consider switching yours out for more festive orange or yellow lighting! This will help limit the number of mosquitoes that are drawn to your front porch. As creepy as they are, we recommend leaving dry ice machines out of your decor list this year since they emit lots of carbon dioxide. Just like candy brings trick-or-treaters, this gas attracts your pesky neighborhood mosquitoes.
Safe Mosquito Control Solutions
These blood-sucking pests are not just annoying, they are also dangerous. Mosquitoes can spread a number of widespread diseases, including West Nile Virus, Malaria, and Zika Virus. That’s why it’s important that everyone take extra protective measures as you are participating in the Halloween fun. Keep your Halloween festivities covered this season with our reliable mosquito misting systems or mosquito barrier treatments. These simple, seamless mosquito pest control solutions help you enjoy the holiday without the mosquito headache!
Make sure your trick-or-treaters aren’t leaving your house with more than candy this year – give the exterminator experts at Palmetto Mosquito Control a call before this highly-anticipated holiday! In the meantime, the Palmetto Mosquito Control family, along with our affiliates at Palmetto Exterminators, wishes you a safe and spooky Halloween!