bugs

Bug Off!!!

Is your backyard full of mosquitoes at night? Well, that's not fun! There are many options for keeping the bugs away in your backyard paradise. From sprays to lights, we're going to take a look at the different options...

Bug Zapping Lights

Such a thing exists! You can strategically hang bug zapping lights around your yard anywhere you have an electrical outlet. This is a non-chemical way to prevent mosquitoes in your yard and pool area. Here are a few to consider:

Torches

If you are looking for some torches to provide ambient light and keep the bugs away, there are many options. The traditional Tikki torch with bug fuel is a very popular and effective way to go. Tabletop torches are also an option and they come in a wide variety of styles. We like these on Amazon:

Candles etc.

If you aren't excited about torches, perhaps a candle will suit your buggy needs. There are lots of options with candles, both natural repellent and stronger, more chemical ones. Here are just a few we found on Amazon:

 

Bug Spray

Bug sprays can be full of DEET or full of more environmentally friendly ingredients. Some sprays have a higher percentage of DEET than others, so read the label carefully. It is a personal preference, so here are a few options for both:

Wearable Protection

You can wear your bug protection! There are some practical and whimsical options for this category:

Ticks

You can't really escape ticks anymore, they seem to be everywhere. Unfortunately, Lyme's disease has become a reality for many. Doing what you can, and having what you need in case you need to remove ticks from yourself, a family member or a pet, is so important. Here are a few items that you might want to consider during this busy outdoor season:

It is going to be a hot and humid summer! Plan ahead and be prepared for buggy nights by the pool or in your backyard!