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How to Keep Your Backyard Party Bug Free

Friends eating at a table at a backyard party

When you are planning a backyard party, the notorious party crashers are mosquitoes, fliesants and wasps. And don’t forget the foraging rodents like mice and rats. They would be more than happy to help you with cleanup if you decide to leave that detail for the next morning!

Although pests embrace the weather as much as you do, you don’t have to share the same space with them. Why not try out these handy tips and enjoy your backyard party without pesky unwanted guests:

  1. Get rid of any standing water in your backyard.  Bugs love water.
  2. Burn citronella torches. Citronella drives away bothersome bugs such as flies and mosquitoes. You could also combine the torches with citrus candles for twice the pest fighting action. You can read more tips for outdoor gatherings.
  3. Always keep your food covered while you are entertaining.
  4. Give your guests cupcake liners to cover up their drinks. This is both cute and effective. Check our article on creative ideas to enjoy outdoor gatherings.
  5. Yellowjackets and other stinging insects are attracted to fragrances from shampoo, perfume and candles — not to mention food and drink. Avoid using scented items beforehand and provide clear plastic cups for your guests as aluminum cans and plastic bottles are good hiding spots for stinging insects.
  6. Sweep up any crumbs and wipe away spilled liquids when dining on your patio. Even the smallest food morsel or a sticky substance can attract ants and other insects.
  7. Finally, throw out garbage, remove empty cans and bottles and bring in the dishes right after using. The scent from left over food or drinks left out will attract all kinds of bugs.

Are you tired of pesky insects ruining your outdoor gatherings? Don’t let them spoil your fun any longer! Pestcheck offers professional pest control services in various locations. Whether you need West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby & New West, Coquitlam & Tri-Cities, or Richmond, our expert team is ready to help. Contact us today for a customized pest control plan that keeps your backyard parties bug-free and enjoyable for everyone. Let us help you reclaim your outdoor space and make lasting memories with friends and family!

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