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Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Patio This Summer

Posted on July 7th, 2021 by Knockout Pest

When bugs are bugging you, it can be difficult to relax on your patio. If you know this all too well, it is time to reclaim control of your outdoor oasis! Discover new ways to keep bugs away from your patio this season.

Invest In A Patio Fan

Mosquitoes have a hard time withstanding a strong gust of wind. That is why having a fan installed can keep mosquitoes out of sight and out of mind. Not to mention, a nice breeze could be exactly what your patio needs on a warm summer day!

Use Certain Plants To Repel Bugs

It is commonplace for homeowners to put plants on their patios. After all, it makes your patio look aesthetically pleasing. Plants such as basil, lavender, and rosemary have intense odors that naturally repel bugs. 

Select Light Paint Colors

Could your home’s exterior benefit from a new coat of paint? If so, consider going with a light paint color. Bugs can see dark colors more clearly than light colors, so they will be less inclined to make your patio their new home. 

Are bugs preventing you and your family from enjoying your outdoor space? If you can relate, turn to the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control for assistance. We can knockout pests and keep them down for the count! 

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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