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You have a beautiful outdoor space and furniture now how do you enjoy it without the pests?  Part V of VIII in our Outdoor Series

Enjoy the outdoor space without the pests

So, the outdoor space is complete, now how can you enjoy it without the summertime bugs?  This one solution will solve many of your problems on the porch. Let’s face it, nothing can ruin an outdoor party quicker then mosquitoes. You may have plenty of mosquito spray but frankly, your guest do not want to paint themselves with chemicals at your party and feel you should have taken care of it ahead of time. So, what do you do? First, Mosquitoes are horrible fliers. So, lets create some wind. Nothing will do that better for you then to add ceiling fans on your porch or covered decking. Most people believe one ceiling fan should do it. Not necessarily so, if I have a seating group of five-six people that is how many ceiling fans I will add to the design. I will continue with the fans across the porch area. This accomplishes two goals for you in outdoor entertaining: 1) keeping your guest cooler and comfortable, and 2) minimizing mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are weak fliers and do not like the breeze created by the fans. Also note, if you have tall ceilings and your ceiling fans are not accomplishing the task of keeping mosquitoes way , you might want to add some inconspicuous floor fans.
If mosquitoes still come onto your porch a product called “The Egg” has been a good solution.

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Although not completely shown in this picture, there are a total of seven fans on this porch.  As seen in the Sunday Homes Corpus Christi Caller Times. Eddie Seal



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The yard

You have a beautiful chaise lounge and a book you want to get to but how do manage that when you have all those mosquitoes in the yard?


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Outdoor furniture, chaise lounge, outdoor pillows by Riviera Décor Corpus Christi, Texas

Two products have been our favorite in keeping the mosquito population down in our area. However, you want to continue following the standard guidelines of no standing water or tall grass etc… since Mosquitoes prefer tall grass and bushes to hide out in and it is a constant battle to keep them out here is one of our favorites. No chemicals are used and it traps and kills the mosquitoes.  The Mosquito Magnet.

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Another product we will use if the mosquitoes are very heavy just after a rain and prior to a backyard party.  The “Cutter Back yard Bug Control along with the “Mosquito Magnet” will leave you virtually mosquito free.

And, if you are like me and love the look of Tiki Torches around the pool or hot tub at night, This is the best for keeping mosquitos away.


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