Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Terminix. Although we did receive free services in exchange for a review, all opinions and experiences are entirely our own.
My backyard has always been one of the favorite things about my house. When I moved in, I was immediately attracted to the thick, green grass, tall pecan and maple trees, and the rows upon rows of 7-foot azalea bushes. It wasn’t long before I bought a hammock and set it up in a shady spot to relax and swing away the worries of my day.
And it also wasn’t long before mosquito season struck.
Each year, mosquitoes pose a threat to outdoor summer fun. Suddenly my quiet oasis became a battle of how quickly I could swat away the unwelcome guests. And soon there became a 5-6 month stretch where I wouldn’t set foot in my backyard because it was infested with mosquitoes. At any given moment upon stepping outside, I could easily count at least five on my arms and legs. And no matter what I tried to do to rid them on my own, they always came back.
Much to my dismay, it quickly become the norm over the past thirteen years in my house to enjoy my backyard from afar once warm weather arrives.
Until this summer…
I found out about Terminix’s “Mosquito Free Summer” thanks to Terminix’s Mosquito Management Services, and decided to give it a try. Their two-part area treatment destroys both existing mosquito populations and breeding locales. Just one visit a month by a technician and a quick, 10 minute spray outside rids your yard of the pests for 30 days.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical. But decided to give it a try.
During the first visit, my technician went over all the details about the service and spent time answering any questions I had. Much to my delight, the treatment is safe and effective, and begins working as soon as it’s applied. And I only had to wait 15 minutes after it was sprayed before I could let my dogs into the backyard. It sounded too good to be true.
As soon as he finished and drove off, I immediately went outside to find out for myself if it really worked. I was AMAZED! Not a single mosquito on me! I went under the pecan tree, crouched by the azaleas and walked through the area of my yard that has the most plants (and weeds).
NOT. A. SINGLE. MOSQUITO.
In the weeks that passed, I continued to spend more and more time in my yard — mosquito free. It has been absolutely amazing to reclaim this area and enjoy it like I did so many years ago. And the best part is now I have a 3-year-old son who can splash in his water table, play in his sandbox and ride his tricycle … all in the comfort of our own backyard. It’s quickly becoming one of his favorite things about our house as well.
Now, when I talk with friends or people I come into contact with, and the topic of hot summers and mosquitoes comes up, I can’t help but tell them the amazing experience I’ve had and how I would recommend their service 100%. The difference has truly been night and day!
And that’s just part of the reason I have enjoyed Terminix’s service so much.
Every person I have come in contact with has been super-friendly, accommodating and polite — from the technician answering all my questions, to the office staff scheduling (and sometimes rescheduling) my appointments. Service appointments are always on time … usually 10 minutes early! Terminix consistently follows back up, thanking me for my business and asking for feedback on the visit. They remind me when it’s time to schedule my next appointment (it’s like they know I’m a scatterbrained mom
at times most of the time). And the best part is you are guaranteed a mosquito free yard for 30 days or they will come back out and respray the area at no cost — so there is nothing to lose!
As a result of the effectiveness of their treatments, I began to look into other services they offered. I discovered Terminix has some of the world’s top pest specialists, including graduate and PhD-level entomologists and certified members of the Entomological Society of America. These scientists have developed innovative new technologies, authored scientific publications and lectured to scientific groups around the world. So they know what they are talking about and truly have a proven product!
Terminix Service, Inc. is a family-owned and operated franchise of Terminix that provides customers with the best methods for preventing and managing infestations in homes and businesses. They are a third generation, family-owned franchise dedicated to their customers, which I like. And the headquarters are conveniently located right here in Columbia, off Fernandina Rd.
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy all your yard has to offer this summer — from backyard BBQ’s, to gardening, to games of kickball with the kids or curling up with a good book in a lounge chair on a breezy day — a “Mosquito Free Summer” from Terminix is the way to go!
For a limited time, Terminix is offering $25 off initial service for any new pest control or mosquito management annual contract now through September 30, 2015. Services are AFFORDABLE, and it’s definitely worth the cost to enjoy your yard with the kids, family and friends this summer. Try it for yourself — you won’t be disappointed!