Summer Grilling Kick Off Series
Summer is in the air and so are the mosquitos. Mosquito Sheriff is actively working to eliminate mosquitos from ruining the fun at your next picnic. Summer grilling mosquito control is the sheriffs’ top priority this summer to ensure your barbecue party is a success. So, you can feel confident when you invite your friends and family over this summer.
Mosquitos are most active during the warmer season. The warmer weather makes them pass through their life cycle faster, so more are laying eggs, and more are hatching. Mosquitos tend to come out during the morning hours and evening hours because they can become easily dehydrated from too much sun.
When preparing your yard for your barbecue be sure to do a quick scan of any standing water. Mosquitos use standing water to lay eggs. The eggs will only need a few days to hatch. The life cycle of a mosquito is just days from the egg stage to a biting adult, so you want to be sure to remove standing water from your property.
Next you can keep some great plants around your patio to keep mosquitos away. Citronella is an awesome option. This plant smells great and will keep the bugs away while you are enjoying your meal. If you are into herbs, peppermint, basil, rosemary, dill, and sage are all great options too. These are all perfect to keep near the patio for cooking.
Summer Grilling Recipe Series
Grilled Romaine Salad
- 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 6 green onions
- 4 plum tomatoes, halved
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and halved lengthwise
- 2 romaine hearts
In a small bowl, whisk 1/3 cup oil, vinegar, and seasonings. Set aside.
Brush the onions, tomatoes, cucumber, and romaine with remaining oil. Grill the onions, tomatoes, and cucumber, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until onions are crisp-tender. Grill romaine for 30 seconds on each side or until heated through.
Chop the vegetables, place in a large bowl. Whisk dressing and pour over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Now that you have a great recipe it’s time to invite some friends over! The first one to call is the Mosquito Sheriff. Be sure to contact us today for your free estimate. We can work with you for your specific needs, whether its day of spray or a continuous plan. Our eco-friendly safe spray is your safest and best choice this summer! Call today! 1-888- 248- 2284