Halloween weekend, so how about a vampire post, eh?
Although they’ve been written about for hundreds of years, vampires have had a comeback in popularity with movies and shows like the Twilight Trilogy, the Vampire Diaries and True Blood. For us as Mosquito Squad, we aren’t big fans of vampires. We actually don’t like most blood suckers, primarily mosquitoes and ticks, but vampires are high on our list of enemies too.
Using garlic to ward of vampires is a well-known strategy. Come on, who doesn’t know that light and garlic are two of the best ways to keep vampires at bay? In the famous 1897 Bram Stoker novel, Dracula, Van Helsing protected Lucy by placing garlic around her neck and within her room. And in 1994, Norwegian researchers actually studied whether the theory had any validity. Who knew Norway had so many vampires?
At Mosquito Squad, we’re happy to protect families against vampires with one of our naturalsprays. You see, one of our all natural mosquito repellents is garlic based. By applying the substance to your yard, you are guaranteed not to have any vampires (real vampires that is, not costumed vampires).
Vampires, mosquitoes and ticks have a lot in common. Not only do they all suck blood and annoy the heck out of people, but they also don’t like garlic. Our natural treatment keeps mosquitoes and ticks out of yards just as it does with vampires. While our standard barrier treatment has some repellent effect, our natural treatment is primarily a mosquito repellent. It kills adult mosquitoes and ticks on contact and then keeps them away for two weeks. They are confused and repelled by the garlic smell of the application.
Just in case you for some reason don’t like the smell of garlic, don’t worry, human noses aren’t sensitive enough to detect the smell (you may smell a mild scent for an hour as it dissipates). Unfortunately, the naturalbarrier treatment isn’t as effective as it breaks down more easily, so we suggest people who want to keep mosquitoes, ticks and vampires out of their yard respray every 14 days.
If you are worried about vampires this Halloween or are just experiencing a number of mosquito bites, contact your local Mosquito Squad office.
For all of us at Mosquito Squad, have a happy, safe and vampire-free Halloween.