Summertime is right around the corner and it is the perfect time to get outside. Few things are more enjoyable than getting together with friends and family to enjoy the warm weather. Of course, you might enjoy being outdoors even more if it weren’t for those pesky flies, mosquitoes, and other bothersome insects. Pests enjoy the summer weather as much as you do, but that doesn’t mean you have to share your backyard with them. The following list of tips will help you earn how to keep bugs away from your backyard party. 

Ignite citronella candles. A classic trick, but it certainly works like a charm. Instead of lighting a regular candle, give citronella candles a try. Besides being famous for its aromatherapy, citronella also acts as a repellent against mosquitoes. Bear in mind; the scent isn’t toxic or repellent to mosquitoes. Citronella candles basically prevent mosquitoes from smelling the carbon dioxide humans exhale. The blood-sucking pests will have a harder time detecting the presence of a human. 

Get rid of Standing Water Areas.  Mosquitoes lay their eggs anywhere they can find moisture. This can be anything from standing puddles to birdbaths and bottle caps. Mosquitoes can’t fly very far, so if you eliminate their breeding spots on your property, you can make a big dent in their numbers.

Try Planting The Right Grass. Keep your grass trimmed to deny mosquitoes a place to rest. Some plants are also very good at keeping pests away. For example, the scent of the Marigold will repel aphids and mosquitoes. Citronella grass grows fast and is easy to maintain. The scent from citronella helps mask the human scent, helping you hide from mosquitoes. You can also grow bug repelling herbs like Mint, Basil, Lavender, Chives, Rosemary, and Garlic. They don’t require much effort – and bring color & protection to your backyard. 

Natural insect repellent cream. Natural repellent cream is the best thing you can do to get rid of insects. Applying repellent cream on your arms and legs will make your skin unappealing to mosquitos. Even if you see them flying nearby, they won’t notice your presence and will not bite you. Either you can purchase repellent cream from your nearby market or you can create your own solution (it’s not that hard). 

Look online for easy-to-make insect repellent balms and sprays. The following are some of the most common ingredients: 

  • Use essential oils of your choice
  • Citronella essential oil is the most effective
  • Cocoa butter & coconut oil is used because it is great for your skin
  • Beeswax is often used as a base for balms

 Are unwanted insects hijacking your outdoor party?

While following the previous tips is helpful, professional pest control will save you time and make sure the bugs stay away for good. For more details, call the experts directly. It will be our pleasure to explain the process and what special measures we take for safe bug prevention.

The backyard is for relaxing and recreational enjoyment. Don’t let the pests enjoy it too. The point, as mentioned earlier, may save your day, but if you are looking for a long-term preventive measure, you’ve got to ask help from a professional pest control company.