San Antonio Vulnerable to Zika – Protect Your Family from Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

The world’s deadliest creature isn’t what you might expect. A graphic from Bill Gates’ blog outlined the number of deaths per year related to animals. You’ll see the biggest offender are mosquitoes!

With over 312 Zika cases reported in Texas last year, it is time to really think about how you are going to protect your family. Ashley Lopez of Austin’s NPR Station, reported on just how vulnerable Texas is to Zika.  With the historically warm weather last winter, there wasn’t a huge die-off of the mosquito population especially in places like San Antonio and Houston.  The mosquito that carries the Zika virus also happens to be prevalent in Texas, specifically in densely populated areas. This combination has many experts and officials worried that Texas is very vulnerable to the Zika virus.

So how can you protect your family this summer?  

Mosquitoes

Mosquito Repellent System

Landscape Lighting Guru offers a mosquito repellent system that will quickly create a mosquito free haven for your outdoor space so you can safely enjoy the cooler temperatures.   The Mosquito Repellent fixture offers mosquito repellency to enhance your patio, deck or yard.  The patented mosquito protection system is effective providing protection within 15 minutes of use and is effective against all types of mosquitoes.  It is conveniently odorless, silent, invisible during use – no smelly oils, smoke, or zapping sounds to disturb you

 

Outdoor Fans

Another way to protect your family from mosquitoes and keep you cool as well. One simple solution to repelling these bugs is an overhead fan!  You can literally fan mosquitoes away.

According to the American Mosquito Control Association, a large fan on your deck would work because mosquitoes are weak fliers.  The New York Times also reports that a fan’s breeze “disperses the human emanations that allow female mosquitoes to zero in on us.” Entomologists from Michigan State University found that fan-generated wind greatly reduces mosquitoes and they recommend we use it in our backyards to protect ourselves and our pets.

Landscape Lighting Guru installs both the mosquito repellent system and outdoor fans and would be happy to come out and give a free consultation.   To learn more about how Landscape Lighting Guru can help you protect your family from mosquitoes, call us at 210-710-7737

Get Ready for Summer – Mosquito Control

As the days get warmer, its time to get your outdoor living spaces ready for the hot summer ahead. Create a comfortable outdoor space for you and your guests with these tips:

Get Ready for Summer Spruce up the patio for summer

Start the summer off with a fresh start – Clean the porch floor, exterior windows and doors.  A pressure washer can make this task even easier!  If you have porch furniture, clean it off and wash the cushions.  Lay down a fresh doormat, and plant a pot of flowers.

Keep mosquitos away

Having warmer weather and longer days means we’re entering mosquito season. Nothing will drive you inside as quickly as getting bit by mosquitoes.  Keep the mosquitoes from biting by installing a mosquito repellent system. Take preventative measures by regularly checking your property for standing water and emptying it.

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Set the mood with outdoor lighting

A well lit space not only keeps you safe but also sets the mood.  You don’t need a lot of outdoor lights, you just need the right ones in the best locations.  If you already have a lighting system, we recommend an annual checkup to replace any bulbs that are out and redirect the lights based on your landscaping that has grown from last year.

You could also add some fun new lighting to your outdoor living space– we love the look of string lights or these custom designed LED fish basket lights the Guru installed. We designed these fish basket lanterns to hang in the client’s trees in the back yard. We love the way they sway in the trees and light up the entire yard.

Keep it Cool

Of course summers in San Antonio and parts of the Hill Country are going to be Hot!   Outdoor fans have come a long way and not only offer some cool air but have great designs too. Landscape Lighting Guru installs outdoor fans and we can help recommend the best type and brand of fan best suited for your home.  One of the brands we recommend, Haiku, offers unique designs that reflect any style.  To top it off, they’re smart and energy efficient.

Landscape Lighting Guru, Water Feature, Outdoor Lighting, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Horseshoe BayKeep the water running

The best way to prevent costly repairs to your fountain is with routine maintenance.  Our goal in service and inspection is to keep your water feature working as well as on the day it was installed.

Don’t have the time for another to-do list?  Landscape Lighting Guru offers top of the line products and services for many of these and would be happy to discuss your outdoor needs. Give us a call at 210-710-7737 to create an outdoor living space that is fabulous!

Take back your Patio from Mosquitoes

mosquito repellent Mosquito RepellentFall is finally starting for San Antonio and our weather is hopefully starting to cool off a bit.  As the temperature gets cooler, people start heading outside to enjoy the cooler evenings.  However, many people are forced back inside when the mosquitoes quickly start swarming.  It is time to take your patio back and get rid of those disease carrying blood suckers with mosquito repellent.

Landscape Lighting Guru offers a mosquito repellent system that will quickly create a mosquito free haven for your outdoor space so you can safely enjoy the cooler temperatures.   The Mosquito Repellent fixture offers mosquito repellency to enhance your patio, deck or yard.  The patented mosquito protection system is effective providing protection within 15 minutes of use and is effective against all types of mosquitoes.  It is conveniently odorless, silent, invisible during use – no smelly oils, smoke, or zapping sounds to disturb you.

If you are interested in learning more about how this fixture can protect your family this summer, please give us a call at 210-710-7737.

Fan Mosquitoes Away

Fan Mosquitoes awayWith the outbreak of the Zika virus in Florida and the first Zika-related in death in Texas reported, it is time to really think about how you are going to protect your family. A few months ago, we posted about the Zika Virus and the new Mosquito Prevention system that we install.  Let’s discuss another way to protect your family from mosquitoes and keep you cool as well. One simple solution to repelling these bugs is an overhead fan!

You can literally fan mosquitoes away.

According to the American Mosquito Control Association, a large fan on your deck would work because mosquitoes are weak fliers.  The New York Times also reports that a fan’s breeze “disperses the human emanations that allow female mosquitos to zero in on us.” Entomologists from Michigan State University found that fan-generated wind greatly reduces mosquitoes and they recommend we use it in our backyards to protect ourselves and our pets.

forhome-outdoor-yeiser-resi-isisLandscape Lighting Guru installs outdoor fans and would be happy to come out and give a free consultation.    There is huge variety of fans available but some of favorites are from Big Ass Fans which offer stylish and state of the art fans.  Learn more at their website.  To learn more about how Landscape Lighting Guru can help you protect your family from mosquitoes, call us at 210-710-7737.

So much more than outdoor lights!

More than outdoor lights

Landscape Lighting Guru is known for high quality installation and service of outdoor lighting systems.  But what else do we do?

In addition to our installation of residential lighting systems, the following are some other services offered by Landscape Lighting Guru:
  • Indoor Lighting including upgrading new fixtures and moving to energy efficient LED.
  • Fans – Indoors and Out
  • Outdoor Water Feature Service – we can keep your fountain or water feature in tip top shape.
  • Outdoor Sound Systems
  • Mosquito Protection
  • Outdoor Lighting Service – it is important to get a lighting check-up twice a year to prevent bigger issues down the road.
  • Commercial Lighting

    More than Lights

    Mosquito Protection for your whole Patio!

The Guru is always on the lookout for high quality products and services to improve your home inside and out.  For more information, please give us a call at 210-710-7737 or send us an email at info@landscapeligthingguru.com.

Is your Outdoor Space ready for Summer?

Outdoor Space 4th of julyIs your outdoor space ready for the upcoming holiday weekend?  4th of July is a great time to invite friends and family over to celebrate our nation’s freedom and enjoy the long summer nights.

Creating a comfortable outdoor space for you and your guests is as easy with these tips:

  1.  Keep it Cool – Of course it is going to be a bit hot in San Antonio in July.  Outdoor fans have come a long way and not only offer a some cool air but have great designs too.
  2. Stay out of the Dark – a well lit space keeps the party going long past the fireworks.  You don’t need a lot of outdoor lights, you just need the right ones in the best locations.
  3. Outdoor Space 4th of JulyGet rid of the pests – Nothing will drive your party inside as quickly as getting bit by mosquitoes.  Keep the mosquitoes from biting by installing a mosquito repellent system.

Landscape Lighting Guru offers top of the line products for all three and would be happy to discuss your outdoor needs. Give us a call at 210-710-7737 to create the outdoor living space that is SPECTACULAR!

 

 

Fight the Bite – Protect your Family from Mosquitoes this summer

Firepit-Web-main-Rev-1Officials fear the perfect storm this summer in Texas with our mild winter and wet spring which all lead to more mosquitoes.   The Zika virus is in the headlines but to date nobody in Texas has contracted the disease locally.  However, mosquitoes in Mexico are carrying the virus and it is expected to hit Texas this summer.   The bigger risk right now is West Nile Virus which is contracted locally and can have effects just as devastating as Zika.  So how can you protect your family this summer?  Here are some quick tips to fight the bite with mosquito protection!

Keep them out of your house by using air conditioning inside or making sure your screens in your windows and doors are intact.  Look for all sources of standing water around your home.  Did you know a soda can filled with water can be enough of a breeding ground for 20 mosquitoes?  So even if you don’t think you have standing water, it is worth a check around the house especially with all the recent rain.

Protect yourself from getting mosquito bites by limiting the time you spend outside during peak hours. If you are outside, using an insect repellent as well as wearing long sleeved shirts and long pants are recommended.  Many don’t like using the repellent and wearing long sleeves in the Texas heat doesn’t seem all that enjoyable.  So what else can you do?

hvrfabl_black-v2-webLandscape Lighting Guru is excited to announce we are now offering mosquito protection for your outdoor living areas with a unique new product.  The Mosquito Repellent fixture offers mosquito repellency to enhance your patio, deck or yard.  The patented mosquito protection system is effective providing protection within 15 minutes of use and is effective against all types of mosquitoes, including the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a known carrier of the Zika virus.  It is conveniently odorless, silent, invisible during use – no smelly oils, smoke, or zapping sounds to disturb you.

If you are interested in learning more about how this fixture can protect your family this summer, please give us a call at 210-710-7737.