How To Keep Mosquitoes From Crashing The Party
April 16, 2024

How To Keep Mosquitoes From Crashing The Party

There’s a good reason why many people like to host parties indoors. A big reason for this is to avoid pests like mosquitoes. Sitting in an air-conditioned room is much more comfortable than being bitten by dozens of bugs on a hot summer day outside. It is sad, however, when the weather outside is beautiful, yet you cannot go outside without being attacked. It might seem like you can do nothing to keep mosquitoes away. Fortunately, this isn’t true. There are fantastic options to protect your property from these pests.

Let’s discuss mosquitoes today and why they enjoy crashing outdoor parties. If you stick around, you will learn practical methods to avoid mosquito bites. If you don’t have time to read and prefer a direct answer to your pest problems, call Harris Pest Control. We are dedicated professionals with the tools and training to handle mosquitoes and other insects or pests looking to ruin your fun.

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Why mosquitoes love outdoor gatherings

Are you more likely to attend a party if you know there will be food? For some, this is a big reason to leave home. Mosquitoes are the same way. These insects are always on the lookout for food. Interestingly, adult mosquitoes do not drink the blood they steal. They use it to provide nutrients for their eggs. In fact, only females can bite. Females locate potential blood sources by looking for silhouettes against the sun or other lights. They also identify creatures by body heat, carbon dioxide, and blood type. Studies show that these insects prefer to bite people with type O blood. If this is you, you may find yourself the target of attacks, even when you have friends around. The more people there are outdoors, the more likely mosquitoes will be to come and join the party. Thankfully, there are methods to discourage these pests without canceling your plans or inviting fewer people.

When to host an outdoor party

Mosquito populations can be misleading. If you only go outside between dusk and dawn, it may seem like your property is overrun with mosquitoes. However, this is the time when mosquitoes are most active. If you go out in the middle of the day, you'll notice a significant decrease in activity. When planning an outdoor gathering, try to finish before the sun sets. This may provide enough relief that you won't even notice mosquitoes. However, more thorough protective measures are sometimes necessary to keep these biting pests from ruining your party. Let's discuss some of the most popular methods for combating mosquitoes.

How to avoid mosquito bites

One way to fool mosquitoes is to wear lighter-colored clothing, making you less visible to these pests. Avoid wearing perfume or other scented products that will lure mosquitoes to you. You can also reduce your physical activity outdoors. Heavy breathing and an increase in body heat attract mosquitoes. Another simple strategy to avoid mosquitoes is to steer clear of wet areas where mosquitoes breed. If you want to go above and beyond to keep mosquitoes away, here are some mosquito prevention tips and tricks to keep these insects off your property.

  • Cut your grass often.
  • Remove weeds, leaves, tree limbs, and other yard debris.
  • Trim bushes and shrubs to allow air to circulate and sunlight to penetrate.
  • Turn over buckets, wheelbarrows, canoes, and other items that can collect rainwater.
  • Eliminate other sources of standing water.
  • Unclog your gutters and ensure downspouts and backsplashes divert water away from the foundation.
  • Refresh water in ornate pools and bird baths regularly.
  • Address factors that might lead to water build-up when it rains.

To make things simple for yourself, hire a professional to take care of mosquitoes.

Sign up for Harris’ seasonal mosquito control

Mosquitoes can be a significant hindrance if you often host outdoor parties or just like spending time in your outdoor living space with your family. Harris Pest Control provides seasonal mosquito control services in Olanta, Florence, and Myrtle Beach, as well as throughout the Pee Dee and Grand Strand areas.

When you choose our local and family-operated pest control company to help you combat these biting pests, we will begin with an initial mosquito inspection to identify mosquito hotspots. Then, we'll provide monthly mosquito treatments from April through September. Although complete elimination of mosquitoes is impossible, our services significantly reduce the mosquito population.

Even better, our Intelligent Choice Service Program Plus plan bundles general pest control with seasonal mosquito misting treatments. Check out the home pest control plan below, or give us a shout.

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Intelligent Choice Service Program


Harris Pest Control's ICP-Plus is a great home pest control plan for homeowners who enjoy spending time outside with their families. This residential plan includes the same protection against common household pests and wood-destroying termites as our ICP-Pest & Termite plan but also provides seasonal mosquito misting treatments!

  • Year-Round Pest Control
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee 
  • Covers 22+ Pests
  • Exterior Perimeter Pest Treatment
  • Exterior Spider De-webbing (up to 15')
  • Indoor Pest Treatments (as needed or upon request)
  • Termite Control with Sentricon Always Active
  • Termite Service Warranty
  • Fire Ant Control (within 25' of your home)
  • Seasonal Mosquito Misting Treatments

Starting at:
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Pests Covered & Additional Details

Pests Covered: American Cockroaches, Carpenter Ants, Centipedes, Crickets, Earwigs, Fire Ants (within 25' of the house), German Cockroaches, House Flies, Lady Bugs, Mice, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Nuisance Ants, Oriental Cockroaches, Rats, Silverfish, Spider Mites, Spiders, Stored Product Pests, Termites, Wasps

  • Pricing does not include initial fee
  • Excludes coverage for fleas, ticks, bed bugs, and other pests not specifically listed above. Services for any of these pests are available at an additional charge.
  • Looking for even greater pest protection? Check out our Complete Plan!

One-time mosquito treatments

In addition to our seasonal mosquito control, we offer one-time mosquito spraying for outdoor weddings, family reunions, company parties, and more. We’ll treat the venue 24 to 48 hours before the event to achieve the best results.

Reach out to Harris Pest Control for relief from these summer pests!

Call Harris Pest Control today to learn more about our mosquito control options or request a free quote.

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