1. Standing water is your enemy
Even something as small as a kiddie pool can be a breeding ground for mosquitos. If the kids are still enjoying the pool, make sure to change the water frequently, and keep it clean. This goes for birdbaths as well. Might seem like a small amount of water to you, but for mosquitos, it’s the perfect place to procreate.
2. Keep your patio clean
We all love a good barbeque in the backyard but if food is left uncovered, you are sure to attract some unwelcome guests. As much as possible, make sure to keep food covered when enjoying a meal outside, to avoid attracting flies. Try these cute food tents, available on Amazon.
4. Send out the bat signal
5. Repel the natural way
You might have a few citronella candles on your patio, which is a great start and also nice to set the mood. Even better, use plants in your landscaping that naturally repel bugs. Lavender, marigold, chrysanthemum, and lemongrass are just a few plant options that are all known to discourage insects.