**This post is sponsored by my friends at Orkin… all expressed content and images belong to Hello Happiness**
Warm weather makes this girl happy… and apparently it makes all those pesky pests a little more frisky, too!! Summer is here and more home maintenance protection and control is on the calendar now that we have officially moved back into our house.
When we were designing our outdoor patio space, we wanted to make sure we had plenty of room for entertaining, late night fireside s’more sessions with the new fire pit and an outdoor kitchen for grilling [Jeff’s favorite thing for dinner every night], which also means we needed to treat + protect our outdoor living areas so that we can kick back and relax with friends and family this season without worrying about those ever-annoying mosquitoes. AND of course, Caroline and Carson are always outside and Orkin gives me the peace of mind to know I am letting them be kids while protecting them as well.
Our local Orkin team came out last week to treat our outdoor areas and gave me the play-by-play of everything they were doing to protect our home… of course Jeff was totally on board because he is lovingly referred to as “safety squad”, so he was especially excited to get our new living areas protected as soon as possible to avoid any issues.
We were always on top of protecting the girls inside the house when they were babies [like covering outlets, putting locks on cabinets, etc] so now we want to be sure to continue that protection in the space they love [and we use] the most—the great outdoors!!
A few new-to-me facts:
- Mosquitoes thrive in conditions of warmth and moisture, and cannot survive in freezing temperatures [hence why us southerners are always having to be on the lookout]—that’s why summer is prime mosquito season
- Thinking you haven’t seen any this year? Don’t get overly happy… you will because their “season” can start as early as April, but can last through October, with June through August being the most active due to continuous warm temperatures [yes friends, that’s RIGHT now]
Not sure what type(s) of treatment you need?? The licensed pest professionals at Orkin will design a custom treatment plan that fits your yard’s needs. Before they complete any treatment, they ALWAYS start with a thorough inspection to create a plan that meets your home’s needs [and of course their treatments are approved and regulated by the EPA as well]. They were extremely helpful in answering all my detailed questions so I knew exactly what was happening and when and what to expect.
SO… why should it matter to you?? Did you know it only takes one bottle cap of water [less than an inch] to lure mosquitoes into your yard…crazy to think that something so minimal can ruin your summer entertaining because NO ONE wants to leave your party with mosquito bites my friend—it’s not exactly the parting gift they are looking for I promise! Not only are mosquitoes a nuisance, but when they bite they are able to transmit dangerous diseases like Zika virus, chikungunya virus, West Nile virus and more—ummmm no thank you! [Click for more information on common diseases that mosquitoes transmit]
Summer barbecuing, bubble blowing sessions and water sprinkler fun is all a part of our summer bucket list and now that Orkin has come and protected our home against mosquitoes, we can enjoy some quality time together bug free and happy as can be!
Be sure you’re going the extra mile and protecting your most important asset—your family—this summer with some of these helpful tips and tricks to keep mosquitoes away!
Looking to enjoy the outdoors this season and get your home treated with Orkin for summer?? They are offering $50 off your initial service for mosquito control… Sign up here or call 877-778-2497 and mention Zero Bite [0bite] to purchase your Mosquito Control Service!