The spring and summer months are a time when you want to get outside and have fun with your friends and family. However, it is also a time when bugs make their presence known in a big way. What are some tactics that you can employ to keep bugs from biting and otherwise being annoying this year?
Use Bug Zappers
Most insects are attracted to light. This is why most people will turn on lights on start a fire to keep bugs away. Bug zappers will utilize light to attract the bug and then zap them when they get too close. Those who use this tactic create an effective radius that is free from bugs, which allows everyone to enjoy themselves all night long.
Bug Spray or Ointment Can Be Effective
Covering yourself in bug spray can be a great way to keep bugs from bothering you. Biting insects such as mosquitoes won’t want to land on your body or come anywhere near you. If they bite you, they are going to get a bad taste in their mouth and fly away. In some cases, the bug spray will send out a chemical signal that tells the bugs or biting insects to stay away. A mosquito misting system may also be effective at getting them to keep their distance while you are outdoors.
Attract Bugs With Sugar
Ants, bees and other bugs love sugar. This is why surfaces that are covered in sugar are likely to have pest problems. To attract bees or other bugs, you can cut a full bottle of soda in half. You can then hang the soda and wait for the bugs to fly into it. Once they get stuck in the soda, they will not be able to get out. For maximum coverage, try hanging multiple bottles of soda or other sugary liquids throughout your property.
A bug bite can do more than just cause you to itch. Certain bugs are known to carry diseases that could make you sick or kill you. Therefore, keeping bugs away could be a matter of life and death. Taking steps now to keep bugs off of your skin makes it easier to enjoy your time outside without anyone having to go to the hospital due to a bite or sting.