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06/21/11

It is official, summer is here!  Plunkett’s Pest Control would like to remind homeowners in Minnesota, Nebraska and all across the Midwest that as you start to plan your outdoor summer events, you should also start planning and preparing for the long mosquito season.  Nothing can ruin a family barbeque, relaxing day by the pool or an outdoor wedding faster than the annoying buzzing and irritating bites of mosquitoes.  Fortunately with a few simple preventative measures and the help of Plunkett’s, you can keep the number of mosquitoes down this summer.

Mosquito Prevention Tips

Female mosquitoes need standing water to lay their eggs, so the best thing to do in order to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your backyard this summer is to reduce their breeding grounds.  This includes any standing, stagnant water.  Hundreds of eggs can be laid in the smallest amount of water so homeowners must:
  • Get rid of any item lying around your yard that can hold water, for example old tires, beach pails, flower pot drip trays, tin cans or buckets
  • Cover swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Change the water frequently in bird baths, children’s pools and pet dishes
  • Clean debris from gutters
  • Repair leaky outdoor faucets
  • When not in use, don’t forget to turn over canoes, kayaks, wheel barrows, wading pools

Let Plunkett’s Help You Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

When your best attempts to control mosquitoes on your own are not working, Plunkett’s Pest Control is ready to help!  We offer mosquito control services that can reduce the number of mosquitoes in your backyard.  These treatments effectively control mosquitoes for 2-3 weeks, even if it rains.  They are the perfect solution to mosquito control when planning an outdoor event such as:
  • Weddings
  • Graduation Parties
  • Birthdays
  • Pool Parties
  • Family Reunions
If you live in Bettendorf, Moline, or elsewhere in the Quad Cities region and would like more information on mosquito prevention or mosquito treatments, please contact Plunkett’s today.  We also provide mosquito and other pest control services throughout Minnesota and the Midwest.


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