Keeping Insects Away From Your Barbecue
Many people who have BBQs in their backyards enjoy them so much they would like to invite the entire town. However, there are certain kinds of guests that no one wants at a BBQ, yet which always seem to be inviting themselves: Insects. Pests like flies and mosquitoes can quickly turn a fun event into a hassle as people try to swat them off of their bodies and their plates. As annoying as bugs are at a BBQ, there are many easy methods of keeping them away. Keep these tips in mind when you’re preparing for your next BBQ party.
Use the Charcoal
One of the easiest ways to keep ants away from your BBQ is by using charcoal. All you have to do is take a few pieces out of the bag, crush them into a powder, and spread it around the perimeter of you and your guests. Ants won’t cross the charcoal and you’ll be free and clear of them.
Cook With Rosemary/Sage
This one is pretty simple, and can even be a great way to add flavor to your food as well. Place some sprigs of rosemary or sage on top of your grill and the smoke created will deter any nearby pests. It will also infuse with your meats as they cook, adding aroma and taste.
Smoke Some Cardboard
The next tip is to make your own mosquito coil out of a piece of untreated cardboard. Do this by lighting a corner of the cardboard on fire, blowing it out, and putting it on your grill. Like the sage and rosemary, the smoke will rise and send any bugs in the area packing.
Finally, a good way to keep pests away while you are trying to eat is to keep them occupied somewhere else. Smear some honey, syrup, soda, or anything sweet on a paper plate and put it off to the side. This way the insects will be attracted to the plate and not you. For the best results, do this in combination with the other methods above.
Bugs and insects have a way of appearing where they’re not welcome, and while there’s no way to get rid of pests completely, you can still tell them to get lost during your BBQ. For more information, or to receive quality pest control services, contact us today!