One of the biggest pros of the summer weather – outdoor entertaining – can quickly become one of the most unpleasant experiences if the right precautions aren’t taken. Insects and pests can infiltrate any outdoor space, especially when the weather is nice and sunny. But just because there’s an increase in bugs doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your outdoor space just as much as they do. Here are four helpful tips for keeping the pests out of your outdoor spaces.
1. Put up Mosquito Netting
Mosquito netting added to an outdoor tent or as a cover for a porch can add protection against bugs, as well as making outdoor areas look nice and design savvy. They can also be added to individual patio tables and umbrellas to create a comfortable and trendy outdoor seating area, free from the threat of pests.
2. Install Tiki Torches around Your Porch
The flames from tiki torches can keep pests away, but it’s important to make sure that they’re installed in a safe area and a safe distance away from the house or any flammable materials or areas. Tiki torches also create a fun atmosphere and ambiance for outdoor gatherings and social events.
3. Plant Certain Herbs Nearby or Around Social Areas
Planting a garden of lavender, rosemary, garlic, peppermint, chives, or basil can help keep insects away due to their scents. They also provide lovely scenery and provide the extra benefit of having homegrown herbs and spices.
4. Hang a Traditional Bug Zapper
The most known way of getting rid of outdoor pests for events and parties is to use a bug zapper. These can be purchased at any hardware store and are an inexpensive way to keep insects at bay. The main disadvantage of this method is that they can be noisy at times.
These four quick tips will help you keep your outdoor entertaining spaces comfortable and bug free. For more outdoor tips and help installing more permanent measure like a screened in porch, call our experts at 1-866-FIX-MY-HOME for a free consultation or enter your zip code above to find a location near you!