Keep Your Yard Pest Free for Your 4th of July BBQ

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Like so many other local residents, you are probably looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July. There is nothing like enjoying a fun barbecue with your family and friends. Before you fire up the grill this summer, be sure to protect your property from pests. Here are some of the common pests that can ruin the party.


For decades, mosquitoes have remained a problem for Florida homeowners. A summertime cookout is the perfect environment for these ancient bloodsuckers. The humid air and extra body heat will quickly draw mosquitoes to your yard. If you plan to have beer at your gathering, mosquitoes will be an ever bigger problem. Aside from a mosquito’s annoying bite, you must worry about becoming infected. Throughout history, mosquitoes have helped spread a number of devastating diseases. Known for causing serious birth defects, the Zika virus has officially hit the state. Pregnant women should take extra precautions to stay protected. Scientists have also recently discovered two new virus-carrying mosquitoes, which could put everyone at risk.


When hosting a 4th of July BBQ, don’t be surprised if you encounter some invited guests. Ants love to crash summertime cookouts. They will find the mouth-watering food and drinks to be irresistible. Although ants are tiny insects, they have power in numbers. By leaving behind pheromones, ants can quickly alert the other members of their colony. You must keep everything protected in tightly sealed containers. Don’t underestimate the wrath of these miniature pests. Ants can sting and bite, which will cause everyone at your barbecue to become annoyed. Because of their powerful venom, fire ants are especially dangerous. A severe reaction will require immediate medical attention. Experts have also confirmed that ants can exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms.

Flies & Gnats

A house fly is one of the most irritating pests in the world. While you are trying to eat a delicious steak off the grille, flies will constantly harass you. They create an extremely unsanitary environment. Gnats are equally as troublesome. No guest will appreciate finding a dead gnat floating around in their drink. Furthermore, some species actually feed on blood. Like flies, gnats carry parasites and spread diseases.

What Should I Do to Keep Away These Summer Pests?

Your best bet is to call a professional. B&B Exterminating Co. is among the state’s most respected pest control services. Our highly trained technicians can treat your entire yard. Our non-toxic formulas will enable your family to have fun throughout the summer. Don’t allow pests to ruin your 4th of July cookout. Be sure to contact B&B Exterminating Co. for all of your pest control needs.