How To Keep Bugs Away From Fourth of July Celebrations

Many of the fireworks, parades and Fourth of July celebrations in Essex County and New Jersey that would normally be happening this weekend have been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus. Unfortunate news to be sure, it’s not surprising and it certainly doesn’t have to stop families from spending quality time together.  To keep mosquitoes, ants, wasps, and other pests away from your 4th of July festivities, Arrow Pest Control has put together a few pest prevention tips.

Don't Let Pests Spoil Your Independence Day 

  • Just like us, bugs love food. Burgers, ice cream, pasta salad, soda- it all tastes good to them.  If you’re planning on enjoying a 4th of July BBQ or picnic, be sure to keep salads and side dishes as well as your protein covered.  Left uncovered, ants will march across the table and dive into the feast uninvited along with other creepy crawlies wandering by.  Likewise, yellow jackets and other stinging insects may touch down on soda cans or bottles.
  • Keep all dishes inside until it is time to eat and take them back into the house as soon as the meal is over.  You can also serve the food indoors and use the outdoor space for eating.
  • Clean up any food or drink spills (inside or out) as soon as they happen.
  • Cover trash cans and keep them away from the area(s) where you and your family are eating or playing.
  • Eliminate standing water from your property prior to the day. This includes, but is not limited to turning over wheelbarrows, upending flower pots, picking up tarps that may be collecting water on the ground, and fixing downspouts so that they run away from the foundation.
  • Repair or replace window and door screens that have been ripped or torn.
  • Mow your lawn to eliminate potential resting spots for mosquitoes.
  • Instead of decorating your party space with flowers that attract bugs, try using herbs such as rosemary, citronella, and sage that deter mosquitoes and other stinging insects.

Sign Up For Pest Control Service & Enjoy Pest-Free Living All Year!

Pests are not just a problem on the 4th, they pester homeowners in Short Hills, Clark, and Montclair as well as throughout New Jersey all year long. When you sign up for a home pest control plan with Arrow, you can count on our team of local NJ pest control professionals. Protecting the communities where we live and work is our mission and we take it very seriously. And with residential pest control services starting as low as $35/month, we make it affordable to get rid of insects and rodents and keep them out!  

Food, fun, and patriotism are what make the 4th special.  As you celebrate Independence Day this year, we truly hope it is a special one for you and that it is free of pests. If you need help keeping bugs away this summer and throughout the year, please contact Arrow Pest Control today!

Home Protection Program

Service consists of the elimination of your current pest or rodent problem, complemented by both interior and exterior year-round protection of your home, which is inclusive of three seasonal visits. The program covers your entire property including attics, mailboxes, playsets, sheds, and fences.

Pests targeted with Arrow’s Home Protection Plan services include ants (excluding carpenter ants, pharaoh ants and acrobatic), bees, boxelder bugs, carpenter bees, carpet beetles, centipedes, cicada killers, clover mites, crickets, digger bees, earwigs, fabric & paper pests, fleas (inside only), ground beetles, hornets, mice, pillbugs, millipedes, rats, roaches, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, springtails, stored product pests, and wasps.

*If you have a pool house that requires service, pricing would increase based upon the size of the structure.
The Arrow Promise
Starting at
$35/mo
Program Price Calculator
Move the slider left to right based on your homes sq foot size for an estimated cost for services.**
*some exclusions may apply
**Initial fees may apply
or call now (732) 844-8640
Mary F.

Testimonials

‟Recommended to us by neighbors, Arrow arrived promptly to treat our new to us home. The house is built on a slab which small ants love to nest in.

Their program is such that they return til the problem is solved. Today was their third visit. Steve was very thorough, professional and had a great sense of humor. I am hoping not to see him again this season! I would recommend based on our current relationship.
Like”
Mary F.
Lakewood, NJ
Arrow Pest Control received an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars from 1380 reviews. 5.0 Read Google Reviews

Request Your FREE Estimate

Schedule Your No Obligation Inspection Today

There was a problem with your submission. Please correct the issues below

or call now (732) 844-8640
Please wait…

Additional Services

Our solutions are designed for even your toughest pest problems.
Don’t let pests affect your quality of life, here's how we can help:

Arrow Pest Control Blog

Read the latest articles & news
a hole the size of a dime is enough space for a mouse to fit through
November 21, 2022

3 Mice Behaviors NJ Homeowners Should Know

Approximately 21 million homes in the United States deal with mice and other rodent problems each…
Read More
mouse trap inside a new jersey kitchen not catching mice
November 8, 2022

Don’t Get Caught In The Trap Of DIY Rodent Control

There’s something satisfying about solving a problem using your own brainpower and ingenuity…
Read More
mouse inside a new jersey home looking for food
October 17, 2022

What Time Of Year Are Mice The Worst?

Even if you’re an endless summer kind of person, it’s hard not to appreciate the first fall…
Read More