Regardless if you are camping or just hosting a backyard Bar-B-Que, there will always be an ample amount of pests ready to nibble on your treats or you. Here are some simple, environmentally friendly tips to keep the pests at bay.
Burning candles scented with essential oils not only makes a great center piece for your back yard, but also sends pests packing for the night, or at least until the party is over. By keeping frogs, dragonflies, ladybugs, spiders, praying mantis and crane flies outside of your home, you will reduce the critter population, since these are predatory and will feed on insects. Use beneficial pests to keep your roses healthy! Ladybugs and lacewings feast on aphids and can be purchased at your local nursery and hardware stores.
Also make sure your window and door screens are free of holes and gaps. Keep food and condiments covered. Flyswatters eliminate flies and give you a little exercise, just watch out for breakables.
Dry and wrap organic garbage in old newspapers before placing in your trash can, as this will reduce those unwanted visitors. Make sure your trash can lids have a proper fit, which can deter flies. A clean kitchen is a happy kitchen! During the heavy fly season give your kitchen a thorough wipe down with pine oil cleaner, since pine oil is a natural fly repellent.
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