This is the first summer in a long time that the dogs and I won’t have a yard to play in.
I am loving apartment living with dogs and all the spare time that comes with not having a house and yard to maintain. Still, summer is coming. The dogs and I love to spend time outdoors. Whether we’re curled up and reading a book or growing dog friendly herbs and veggies, we need the perfect space to do those things. That’s why I’m on a quest to create a fabulous dog friendly deck and container garden oasis that me and the dogs will love.
The only problem? My deck has mosquitos.
The first time I shooed away one of the little blood-sucking demons, I was almost in shock. I mean, we’re on the third floor! What the woof are mosquitos doing all the way up here?! Turns out that since my deck is right under a security light and these airborne vampires are drawn to it like a moth to a flame. I knew that before I did anything out on our deck, I needed to address the mosquito issue. Not only are mosquitos a nuisance, but their bites itch and they carry some scary diseases and parasites, like heartworm.
Natural, dog safe mosquito control
We don’t use a lot of chemicals here at Casa de Kolchak and I have a gross DEET allergy that makes commercial bug products a no go, so I started looking for some great, natural, dog safe mosquito control ideas. … [read more]