Enjoy Your Backyard—Without Mosquitoes

July 29, 2016 | Posted in Mosquitoes | By

mosquitoesSummer is here, and you’re all set to head to the backyard to enjoy your swimming pool or relax on the porch—except you know that you’ll be eaten alive my mosquitoes. In 2015, Dallas-Fort Worth was ranked #8 of the Worst Mosquito Cities in the US. If your backyard is plagued by mosquitoes, the MistAway system can help you!

How Does It Work?

Interestingly, the technology has been around for decades. This kind of spray system was originally created to protect valuable racehorses from flies. Then in the late 1990s, some very intelligent individuals realized the same system could work to keep mosquitoes away from humans.

When you have MistAway installed on your property, we’ll set up a misting control unit and then misting nozzles around your property’s perimeter. The system blends right in with your property, so you’ll still be able to enjoy the scenery without unsightly equipment blocking your views. We’ll schedule it to turn on twice a day, once early in the morning and once in the evening. If you’re going to be entertaining outside or hosting a pool party, you can also program it to turn on beforehand.

Every day, the misting nozzles will go off for a few seconds near dawn and dusk, when those pesky mosquitoes are most active, and the insecticide mist will kill off any mosquito that comes in contact with it. The primary ingredient in the insecticide mist is actually derived from the chrysanthemum flower.  This ingredient evaporates quickly in sunlight and is washed away easily by rain, so it won’t leave a residue on your lawn.

Finally, this equipment is built to last. You’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of MistAway for years with little to no maintenance on the system and minimum interaction with the control unit.

If you can’t enjoy your backyard without mosquitoes buzzing around you, don’t delay any longer! Call us today at 817-834-3121 or fill out our online form here.

Easy & Natural Mosquito Control Tips

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Mosquitoes | By

Mosquitos are some of the biggest pests of the summer and can easily ruin a night by the pool or a family BBQ. Here are some tips on how to control and repel mosquitos:

-Remove standing water. Mosquitos breed in stagnant water. Removing any standing water around your home and yard will reduce the numbers of mosquitos. Change birdbaths often and keep your gutters clean and well-draining.

-Utilize your BBQ. If you happen to be cooking on your grill add some rosemary or sage. This scent acts as a mosquito repellant.

-Candles. Make your own candles using a combination of essential oils and melted wax. A good standard is one ounce of oil per pound of wax. Try this recipe:

*5 parts Citronella *5 parts Lavender *5 parts Clove

-Garlic. 5 parts garlic juice and 1 part water can create an effective homemade mosquito repellent. Of course you might also repel your significant other as well! Try soaking an old cloth in the mixture and hang it in the area where you spend your time.

-Catnip. Planting more flowers in your yard such as catnip, marigolds, lemon balm and citronella grass not only repels mosquitos but adds beautiful color to your yard.

For more information on pest control visit out website at www.westernext.com