A GUIDE TO A BUG-FREE OUTDOOR SPACE

Is your outdoor living space getting infested with ants, bugs, or any insects?

 

Try these now!

 

 

 

Get rid of standing water


Water is a breeding ground for mosquitos. We suggest to regularly change water or constantly check wheelbarrows, buckets, or old flowerpots that may have been forgotten or placed outside.

 

 

Get a Turf Lawn

 

By installing a turf lawn, you can get rid of the hassle of lawn maintenance and control the pest population rather than spending hours of labor and hundreds of dollars cutting and treating your grass for bugs. Due to the lack of water and easy access to organic materials as a food source, artificial turf is a great insect prevention.

 

 

Bug Repellent Plants

There are numerous plants that are naturally insect repellent, yet some, like a grassy lawn, attract bugs as a habitat and food source. You can repel insects and make your house and outdoor spaces smell good by choosing a variety of each and placing them:

 
Basil: flies, mosquitoes
Catnip: mosquitoes, ticks, flies, cockroaches
Chrysanthemums: roaches, ants, ticks, fleas, bedbugs
Lavender: moths, fleas, flies, mosquitoes
Lemongrass: mosquitoes
Geranium: mosquitoes
Lemon thyme: mosquitoes
Marigold: mosquitoes
Rosemary: mosquitoes
Bay Leaves: flies
Floss Flowers: mosquitoes
 

 
Add Patio Fans
Electric Fans are helpful in keeping away flying insects that cannot stand well in strong winds. These are also helpful in keeping you cool during summer.

 

Keep your space clean
A thorough cleaning is a must to keep insects away. Make sure to wipe off crumbs and any spill of fermented juice or drinks. Insects are attracted to these kind of left overs.

 

Enjoy your Bug-Free Outdoor Space! What are your tips on keeping bugs away from any outdoor space that aren't mentioned above? Share your answers in the comment section!  

 

Want to learn more about PolyTEAK outdoor furniture? Reach out to us directly by calling (949) 316-0010 or emailing support@polyteakoutdoor.com. We’re happy to help!

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