Did you know a group of mosquitoes is called a “scourge?” The dictionary defines a scourge as “a thing that causes great trouble or suffering.” How befitting a term for the insect that many joke is the state bird of Louisiana. The risk of West Nile virus and other mosquito-spread diseases adds to the trouble these insects can cause. Living in the Bayou States has its perks—we love living here! But we do not love the scourges of mosquitos plaguing outdoor gatherings throughout the summer and fall. In Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Walker, Prairieville—our communities are plagued with these little pests. So, what can be done?
Mosquito abatement decreases the number of mosquitoes on your property for an upcoming event. As a short-term fix, it can last up to 48 hours, so abatement is best used to prep for parties or other outdoor gatherings. Make sure your guests aren’t annoyed by swarms of mosquitoes.
For Events Large and Small
- Backyard Barbecue: Enjoy your burgers and beers without the bites and bother. Imagine an evening on your patio without smelly repellants or citronella candles. Your neighbors will wonder what your secret is!
- Company Picnic: Are you in charge of planning your office’s annual gathering? Be a party-planning hero and save your coworkers and their families from mosquitoes.
- Pool Party: Mosquitoes can’t breed in chlorine, so abatement is still effective on properties with pools. When the kids take a popsicle break you won’t have to immediately arm yourself with bug spray.
- Classy Events: Throwing your cousin an engagement party or your sister-in-law a baby shower? To paraphrase Alanis Morissette, nothing’s worse than a mosquito in your chardonnay. If you’re renting tents and tables, hiring caterers, and decorating, call in abatement and uninvite unwanted guests.
Be A Bad Mosquito Host
As a general rule for helping prevent more mosquitos, get rid of any standing water on your property. Kids’ toys, debris, tires, pots, anything holding a few drops of water can hatch mosquitos into your yard. Pick them up, turn them over, or bring them inside. Each tiny bit of standing water has the potential to hatch thousands of mosquitos. This should especially be done before treatment.
Local Mosquito Abatement by Arceneaux
Arceneaux Pest Control’s mosquito abatement service is available in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, and Livingston Parishes. That includes Walker, Central, Zachary, Denham Springs, Watson, Prairieville, Geismar, French Settlement, and the surrounding areas under siege by these pests. Prices can vary depending on the size of your property. If fewer mosquitos is a priority for you on a regular basis, you can even sign up for a monthly service. While the spray takes effect immediately, our team needs about two days of lead time. To get a quote ever the phone, call Arceneaux today at (225) 791-9911.