Aside from cooking and prepping forward of time, there’s another job that can guarantee an easygoing, carefree vibe: deal with the bug subject in a mess of the way. We stay within the South, and whereas we all the time lament the mosquitos and flies, we don’t wish to resort to utilizing harsh chemical compounds to struggle them off. Whenever we’ve got people over in the summertime, we gentle citronella candles and place some pure bug spray in a distinguished place so everybody who wants it is aware of it’s round.
A few new issues we’re including to the battle this yr are making use of an intensive overlaying of lemongrass yard spray an hour or two earlier than the celebration after which hanging up Pic Pest Free Living’s Mosquito Repellent Lanterns with geraniol, lemongrass, and citronella. The lantern units embody ribbons for hanging and white paper stars that hook onto the underside of them, particulars we hadn’t seen earlier than. This four-pronged strategy has made it straightforward for our visitors to benefit from the meal and the corporate with out being bothered by mosquitos, so we’ll follow this plan all through July.