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How to keep summer bugs off your patio

Keep bugs away from your patio

Spending time relaxing outdoors with family and friends is one of the summer’s most fun activities. That’s why it’s never a pleasant experience when you have to worry about mosquitoes, flies, gnats or other pesky insects ruining your day. There are several tips, tricks and products you can use to help keep those annoying pests far from your porch or patio, so you can spend less time swatting and more time enjoying the warm summer afternoons.

Best ways to keep bugs away from your patio

By using one, or preferably a combination of these pest control methods, you can significantly decrease the number of insects plaguing your outdoor space, leading to a pest-free environment all summer long.

  1. Increase Airflow
  2. Eliminate stagnant water
  3. Maintain your Lawn
  4. Clean up after meals
  5. Grow bug-repellent plants
  6. Change your outdoor lighting
  7. Use mosquito nets
  8. Invest in a bug zapper
  9. Burn Citronella candles
  10. Utilize Insect Repellent

Learn more about how you can keep summer bugs away written by Matthew young, BestReviews Staff, here.

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May 8, 2022

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