Warmer weather is here (yay!) and while that means more time outside and with friends, it also means that pesky flies, mosquitos, and other bugs who are keen to nibble on your food are out and about. (EWWW!!!)
In this article we will give you some expert tips and tricks so you can enjoy your spring and summer cookouts without having to worry about bugs! Enjoy your food with confidence!
Produce is for more than eating!
Did you know that you can use your fruits and vegetables for far more than just snacking during your outdoor picnic?
Here are some ways you can use natural produce or produce-derivitives to keep bugs at bay:
- Garlic: While garlic is often touted as the go-to for keeping vampires away, it doesn’t get the attention it deserves for keeping the bugs away! If you’re looking for a natural way to keep bugs off your skin, simply rub a slice of garlic on areas you’re prone to getting bit.
- Vinegar: Rubbing vinegar on your skin or tablecloth is a powerful way to deter bugs like gnats from ruining your picnic.
- Citrus: Want to smell fresh and keep the bugs away? A fresh squeeze of lemon or orange will do the trick.
Plant your pesticides
Eating in your own garden often? Make your garden work to your advantage by planting crops that keep frequent pests away. Some plants that are known to work well at keeping bugs away include garlic, mint, and rosemary.
BONUS: You can use them in your cooking and in yummy, fresh summer drinks!
Fan away intruders!
A portable fan is a smart and simple way to keep yourself cool during the hot months AND naturally keep bugs away from your precious food.
Skip the sweets and fragrances
Insects are attracted to sweet and sticky foods like candy, juice, melon, and other summer treats. Leave the sweets for home and enjoy other delectable treats like sandwiches, fresh veggies, pasta salad, and wraps outdoors.
Similarly, insects have a hard time differentiating between sweet foods and perfumes. If you know you are going to be dining outdoors, skip sweet-smelling fragrances.
Cover up your goodies!
Bugs still a problem? Looking for a more straight forward solution? Being prepared with your outdoor cookware and utensils is the best way to make sure that bugs can’t touch your food. Covering your dishes and serving utensils ensures that your food stays clean and pest-free!
Our products, such as the SureCover, are designed specifically for events like outdoor BBQs, picnics, tailgating, and catering—and meant to keep bugs at bay.
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