It is summer and that means spending your days outside, right? You have the patio wine night and the backyard BBQ with hotdogs, ribs, and potato salad to enjoy. The last thing you want to worry about is BUGS! No matter where in the US you are, bugs are there to ruin your fun. Whether it’s flies buzzing around or mosquitoes butting everyone. Insects are never a welcomed guest to your outside party.
There are so many options out there to repel insects, but where options are the best? Read more to find our top picks for keeping bugs from crashing your party.
The classic tiki torch or bowl citronella candle. Bugs HATE the strong smell of the citrus and steer clear. Don’t want to go out and buy a bunch of candles? You can have a fun DIY project with citronella essential oil and soy wax to make your own candles.
Keep your food covered
Flies especially are attracted to all the yummy food that is laid out ripe for the picking. Have baskets or serving platters with decorative lids to keep the smells in, and the bugs out.
Strong Smelling Plants
Bugs do not like strong smells. Plants like lavender and rosemary are natural pest repellent. Having a few decorative pieces with some lavender will not only look amazing but will serve a dual purpose.
Bugs cannot tolerate the smoke from a bonfire. Burning sage also helps because you are getting a strong aroma and the smoke. You can have some sage burning around your party area, or some firewood to help with the backyard atmosphere.
Now that you know how to keep the bugs away, you are ready to start planning your next outdoor party! If you don’t have the space for all your friends and family in your own backyard, contact us to discuss throwing your event at Chandler’s Gardens.