Enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival – Tips from your Local Exterminator

Enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival – Tips from Your Local Exterminator

Cherry Blossom Festival - Tips from Local Exterminator Capitol Pest

Cherry blossom and Washington monument over lake, Washington DC.

It’s spring time, and if you are not from the DMV area, you will quickly find out that this time of year can only mean one thing – Cherry Blossom season! As your local exterminator, we feel it is our job to help you prepare and get the best possible experiences from this season, and below we’ve provided a few tips.

Here in the DMV, for over 90 years people have gathered in the nation’s capitol to experience the beauty and fun of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This historic festival is a celebration that commemorates the friendship between the United States and Japan, and the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the Tokyo’s mayor to Washington, DC. With the city exploding with live music, great food, parades, and more; the Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the more popular spring events in the nation, and has become an opportunity to explore Washington, DC.

  1. Make a Plan.

The cherry blossom festival this year runs from March 20th – April 15th 2018, with the opening ceremony beginning Sunday March, 24th. The large time frame means a ton of events, and you want to find the best events for you. The best way to navigate around the festival season and maximizing your time is by, prioritizing the events that you want to attend and when possible, reserving your spot early. Don’t know where to find out what events are going on, well checking the National Cherry Blossom Festival website is a great starting point, where you can get educated and find a variety of events. Also we have to warn you, with the weather ever changing, please make sure you check weather reports.

  1. Make The Metro Your Friend

The National Cherry Blossom Festival draws over a million people each year, and that many people means heavy congestion and traffic. The fastest and most convenient way to navigate the city and events is by becoming well acquainted with the metro system. Simply put, save yourself the frustration of attempting to find parking and road rage, and keep your happiness intact so that you can enjoy your events.

  1. Prepare Against Pests

Look, we’re your local exterminator so of course we’re going to warn you about pests. Yes the National Cherry Blossom Festival is synonymous with great weather and fun; however it also comes with the emergence of more insects, in particular ants and mosquitoes. These pesky insects can be a nuisance but they don’t have to ruin your experience. Part of your planning should include: making sure you’ve protected yourself from bug bites, being mindful of foods, and making sure you are checking repellents for harmful ingredients.

Enjoying a picnic among the cherry blossoms is a great experience; but be aware of the consequences. Pack light and make sure everything is disposable. Sandwiches are simple to prepare and easy to clean up. This way you can go about your day without carrying a lot of stuff, and so you don’t attract pests along the way.

Follow some of these tips from your local exterminator, and you’ll be sure to have the best experience during the National Cherry Blossom Festival events. We want you to get the best out of this time and planning and protecting yourself properly is the key ingredient.

If you live in the DMV and want to learn more about the preventive pest control plans that we offer and how Capitol Pest can protect your home from mosquitoes, ants, and other pests, contact us today to schedule a FREE inspection. 


By |2018-03-27T11:44:07-04:00March 27th, 2018|Holidays, Pest Control|