This post was sponsored by Pure Solutions, but the opinions are all our own. Boston Moms is proud to feature companies that we truly use ourselves in these sponsored posts, and we encourage you to seek their services, too!

With everything going on in our world right now, it’s easy to forget about all the good coming our way soon. Long days spent in the backyard. The happy screeches of sweaty kids dirty from a day of rolling in the grass, running through a sprinkler, or diving into a pool. Nights spent with a beverage in hand on the deck or patio. It all sounds so lovely, right?

Until you remember: mosquitoes and ticks. Ugh.

As parents, we have a long list of things to worry about. We are chiefly responsible for the safety of our families, and we work every day to ensure that our children are safe and well taken care of. This includes doing our best to keep them safe from mosquitoes and ticks.

Last summer, we avoided having dinner on our deck several times because of the nasty mosquitoes in our backyard and the fear of contracting EEE, which had been found in a mosquito in a body of water nearby. When we WERE outside, we doused ourselves in bug spray, draped a mosquito tent over wherever we were sitting, and even had a special stroller mosquito covering for when we brought our infant outside! I vowed then that we wouldn’t let bugs get in the way of the best season in Boston ever again. This year, I’m using Pure Solutions.

Our baby covered in a mosquito net. Yikes!

Pure Solutions is a family-owned and -operated business that provides organic lawn care and natural tick and mosquito control solutions to local families. Pure Solutions does not use any harmful or toxic chemicals in any of their services, all products are National Organic Program compliant, and all treatments are safe for children, pets, and the environment. After learning all of this, I requested a proposal and scheduled my first treatment right away.

After scheduling my treatment, I received a text confirming the day a representative from Pure Solutions would be at my house for a no-contact spraying. The morning of our treatment, a gentleman waved at me through my window and got to work! He quickly and efficiently sprayed our front and backyard, making sure to carefully cover the entire property. When he was finished, he waved goodbye and left! It could not have been any easier.

Afterward, there was no odor or film leftover. I was not nervous to have my kids play outside a few hours after our yard was sprayed, because I knew the ingredients were safe AND there truly was no evidence of the spray on the yard! My husband, who is a do-it-yourself kind of guy, was pleasantly surprised and asked when they’d be back again for a follow-up treatment!

The best part is that there is no work on my part — they show up and get it done! And while it is a little early for the “unruly” levels of mosquitoes buzzing in my ear, I will be doing an update in a future post to let you know how noticeable the impact of the treatment is.

With all the uncertainty right now, we are all spending a lot more time at home. That means a lot more playtime in the yard and more exposure to ticks and mosquitoes. Give yourself peace of mind by outsourcing your tick and mosquito control. Right now Pure Solutions is offering our followers a FREE ORGANIC TICK AND MOSQUITO TREATMENT so that you can try them yourselves. Request yours, and a free proposal here.


Meghan was born and raised on the South Shore and attended college in Boston. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and followed him to Charleston, SC, and Groton, CT, where he served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. Military life was an adventure, and after six crazy years of service (and two babies later!), the pair decided to move *home* to the South Shore in 2016 and put down some roots. Meghan is the proud owner of Boston Moms and work-at-home mom to William, Benjamin, and Caroline, born in 2013, 2015 and 2019. She loves meeting new people, encouraging moms, celebrating motherhood, and supporting small businesses.