During the warm and sunny months of summer, many people plan to have a Fourth of July party so that they can have fun with friends and family. They put a lot of thought into it and do their best to host an event that their guests will remember for years to come, grilling food, setting up games and serving tasty drinks. Sadly, they sometimes overlook the importance of preparing for ants, stinging insects and other pests that could crash their party. If you would like to protect yourself from common invaders, the following guide will show you where to begin.

Combating Ants

Learning how to stop ants from getting into your Fourth of July party is a good step when you don't want them to cause issues for you or your guests. If you allow ants to get into your yard during your event, they will taint your food and discourage your guests from having fun. Rather than letting these pests catch you off guard when you least expect it, place traps around your property. You can even spray vinegar around your yard if you are serious about stopping ants in their tracks.

Fighting Bees and Wasps

Bees and wasps that get near your yard during your party can cause trouble unless you take proactive steps to safeguard yourself. Wasps fear other wasp nests and won't get too close to them, so placing brown paper bags around your yard is a great way to keep them at bay. To keep bees out of your party, cut the top off a 2-liter bottle and fill it with a sweet drink, such as juice or sugar water. When you put the top back on upside down, bees that try to get inside will get stuck before they have time to invade your Fourth of July party.

Preventing Mosquitoes

Removing standing bodies of water from your property is a nice way to reduce the mosquito population in your yard. Using a fogger will kill mosquitoes near your home and eliminate their eggs, but you should look for a product that offers residual protection.

Getting Professional Help

You can take a lot of steps when you want to keep pests from ruining your next outdoor event, and you might experience some success. You can never replace the training, tools and dedication of a pest control expert, and you can contact Gibson Pest Control when you want a team on which you can depend.

Our experts will travel to your location and treat your yard for common pests that will try to spoil your party. You will then move forward without stress, and your guests will thank you for keeping pests at bay. You can pick up your phone and contact Gibson Pest Control when you are ready to begin, and we look forward to meeting your needs.