7 Tips to Keep Bugs Away From Your Patio

Entertaining friends and family on your patio can be a great way to spend a summer evening until pests start to show up. Warm bodies and cold drinks can attract mosquitoes, ants, and other unwanted guests. But there are a few simple ways to keep bugs away from a patio and help you enjoy the outdoors without enduring any unpleasant interruptions.

Outdoor Bug Proof Patio

Change Your Outdoor Lighting

Bugs have eyesight that helps them better see shorter wavelengths of light. That includes blues, purples, and even ultraviolet light which is invisible to humans. However, their visual range does not include warmer colors, like red or orange.

Daylight white bulbs contain higher concentrations of blue light. If you want to keep bugs away from a patio at night, try swapping out cooler bulbs for warmer ones, especially yellow or sodium vapor bulbs. Don’t use bulbs that are any brighter than you need because the intensity of the light can also be a pest magnet. Here are some outdoor lighting ideas to help get you inspired.