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Pest Free Labor Day In PA!

August 31, 2015

father cooking on the grill for labor day

What does Labor Day mean to you? Do you immediately think of a backyard cookout? There is a good reason for this. In the 1800s, legislators looking to promote hard work and teamwork in the U.S. workforce, proposed legislation to adopt a day to recognize workers. One of the first states to enact Labor Day holiday legislation was New York, and the citizens of New York City celebrated the day with a fall festival and picnics. This quickly caught on with other cities and other states, and soon Labor Day was synonymous with outdoor feasting. All thanks to the folks in the Big Apple.

If you plan on celebrating your Labor Day in Pennsylvania with some outdoor feasting, consider adding pest control to your backyard preparations. Holiday barbecues are a whole lot more fun without bugs.

Breeding sites.

  • A hundred mosquitoes can breed in a single glass of stagnant water. If you want fewer mosquitoes on Labor Day, offer mosquitoes fewer places to breed. Get rid of lawn clutter that collects rainwater and make sure you have no clogged gutters with stagnating water or damp leaves.
  • Make sure your trash is bagged and in sealed containers to keep flies from breeding in your garbage. Be sure your compost is properly mixed. If you have a birdbath, change the water routinely. If you have pets, be aware that their feces will give flies a breeding site.

Kill off existing bugs.

  • A treatment from a professional like the experts here at Moyer, can kill ticks and mosquitoes on your property before your Labor Day festivities. Treatments also kill mosquito eggs so that they don't hatch the next time it rains. This will reduce bites from these two pests.
  • If you have ants living in your grass, we can help here as well. If you destroy those colonies living in your yard, you'll have fewer ants ruining your fun.


Stop bugs that come on Labor Day.

  • If flies visit you from a neighboring property, you don't need to let them ruin your fun. Put up some fly paper near cooking areas and the few flies that visit will be taken care of.
  • If you have mosquitoes visit you, let them find a nice breeze. Put some fans on your deck and aim them toward chairs where people are relaxing or tables where people are eating. This will make those areas more enjoyable and leave your guests with fewer bites.


Labor Day is a day to celebrate hard-working Americans by eating tasty foods and enjoying each other’s company. If pests want to eat on Labor Day, let them get their own holiday.

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