Hanging out with friends in your backyard watching your favorite team on the big screen is about as good as it gets, next to being at the game. Maybe even better if your BBQ is nearby. But let’s face it, nothing’s more annoying than trying to focus on the big play while fending off outdoor pests like mosquitoes.
Keep pests away.
If the next game day gathering is at your place, you want to be sure to keep pests from ruining your outdoor party. You want your friends to be able to enjoy the game without distractions. That means no fighting off pesky insects or trying to get comfortable if the weather’s not cooperating. Get your backyard game day ready with these tips from ESPN’s, Matt Stinchcomb, on how to prep ahead of time to keep those pests away.
And don’t worry, there are easy and inexpensive ways to keep pests from ruining your outdoor party. Stinchcomb offers up a number of simple suggestions to keep guests comfortable. For instance, try using natural citronella candles or patio torches. These are pleasant smelling and non toxic. When placed around the barrier of your outdoor seating area, they work to create an invisible barrier between your guests and the likes of mosquitoes.
When it comes to climate control, Stinchcomb suggests having blankets on hand or using heat lamps when the temperatures dip. Or, if heat is an issue, investing in or renting a misting system can help with temperature regulation. After all, if you want to keep pests (and weather) from ruining your outdoor party, the best defense is a good offense. So check out these tricks to make sure you and your guests enjoy the game without interruption. As Stinchcomb says, “You want to ensure your guests are slapping high fives and not themselves!”
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