Summer Grilling Series
The grill is out, and the parties are planned it is graduation season. School is out and families and friends are gathering to celebrate. When preparing for your upcoming party the last thing you want to consider is mosquitos, ticks, and diseases. In this jam-packed blog, we will walk you through ways to ensure your party will be a success, with tips and tricks for mosquito and tick prevention and an awesome grilling recipe too.
Mosquitos thrive in the warmer months and tend to come out during the optimal party times. They enjoy your party guests just as much as you do. They are looking for hosts and a supply of protein from your blood to lay their eggs. The female mosquitos are the ones that bite and do most of the work. Mosquitos are attracted to the carbon dioxide we give off as humans. When we are enjoying each other’s company and in conversation we are attracting mosquitoes more.
The most fantastic graduation party can be completely ruined by mosquitoes-and-ticks. Although mosquitoes make their presence known, ticks are also lurking in your yard. Both mosquitos and ticks are not only pests, but potentially carry diseases. After all the preparation for the perfect graduation party, the last thing you want is guests slapping and itching from mosquito bites. Nor do you want bugs and mosquitoes swarming around the food. Mosquito-and-tick control at your home can be easier than you think.
Mosquitoes require only a small amount of water in which to breed. The most important thing to do to prevent mosquitoes in your yard, is to tip over anything that may collect water. These items could be anything from children’s toys to plant saucers. Gutters should be cleaned out often and bird baths or dog bowls should be tossed and replenished once a week.
Ticks like moist and shady areas. Brush and leaf litter are attractive places for ticks to thrive. Keeping your yard area clean and trimmed is very important. Check common hiding places for ticks, including the base of brick walls and fences. Most importantly contacting your local Mosquito Sheriff for your mosquito and tick control services prior to your party.
Mosquito Sheriff has so many great options for their services. You can contact them for a free estimate today to get started. They offer an all green and eco-friendly solution to prevent and remove mosquitos and ticks from your yard. The knock down method will remove them on contact. This is a great method to use for the day of your party or right before to keep your guests as safe as possible. The barrier method will create a barrier on your property to keep it safe until the next scheduled spray. Contact Mosquito Sheriff today! 1-888-248-2284
With Mosquito Sheriff you will be ready and confident to host your party! Here is a great recipe to kick off your menu!
1 package sweet Hawaiian rolls (12 rolls)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 pound ground beef
6 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
Stone ground mustard
Salt and pepper
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat. On a baking sheet, shape ground beef into a slightly larger rectangle than the buns. Season well with salt and pepper.
- Cut buns in half longwise with a serrated knife. Take the bottom half of the buns and spread a very thin layer of butter on it. Add buns to grill, cut side down for 30 seconds. Remove.
- Top buns with a drizzle of mustard and pickles.
- Add beef rectangle to grill. Grill for about 3-4 minutes on the first side. Then flip carefully (might need to use two spatulas). Grill on second side for about 1-2 minutes. Then add cheese. Cover grill.
- When cheese is melted, transfer beef off grill and move it to prepared slider buns. Add top buns and cut up individual sliders.
- Serve while warm!