Picnics Without Pests: Hosting Outdoor Gatherings with Lemongrass Farms

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Tips To Keep Bugs Away from Your Picnic

When you’re setting off on your picnic, there are a few tips you can follow to keep the bugs away. By picking the right location, properly packing food, cleaning as you go, and selecting the best bug spray, you can keep pests away from you and your food and enjoy your picnic with the people you love.

Choose The Right Location

Picking the perfect spot for your picnic is the first step in outsmarting annoying bugs. As you look for your location, there are a couple of things to look out for. Try to avoid areas near a stagnant water source such as a pond or a lake. While these areas are beautiful, they are also a breeding ground for bugs like mosquitoes. Do try to find an area that is open, sunny, and has a bit of a breeze. These locations are less likely to have as many bugs as other spots. Combine finding the right spot with a picnic bug repellent, and you are on your way to a pest-free meal!

Be Careful How You Pack Your Food

Another essential step to keeping your meal safe from pests is being careful how you choose to pack your food. Bugs have an impressive sense of smell and can quickly tell when you have food. To keep creatures like ants from getting into your food, make sure you pack your food in airtight containers to keep them from being detected.

Clean As You Go

In addition to using a natural insect repellent, choosing the right location, and being careful how you pack your food, keeping your picnic area clean and getting rid of crumbs and trash as you eat is key to keeping bugs like flies away from your food. Dispose of trash immediately in sealed containers and wipe away any spills that might attract unwanted insects.

Use Bug Spray

When it comes to having a picnic without pests, choosing the right bug repellent is one of the most important things you can do. The best bug sprays will keep the pests away from you and your food by acting as a protective shield and allowing you to fully enjoy your outdoor meal without constantly swatting bugs away.

Picnic Bug Repellent: What To Pick

While you may be tempted to go to the store and pick the first bug spray you see, finding the right picnic bug repellent is crucial to keeping things like flies and mosquitoes away during your meal. For example, most bug sprays are made of chemicals that are harmful to both humans and the environment. The good news is that choosing a natural insect repellent like our TREK Insect Repellent which is made of a blend of essential oils is a great way to keep the pests away while staying healthy and supporting the environment.

Another thing to watch out for is that different bug sprays serve different purposes, with some being meant only to keep mosquitoes away while others are meant for flies. Make sure you have every kind of bug spray you need to keep the pests away and enjoy your meal. We recommend using the TREK Insect Repellent to protect your skin and our SCRAM! Fly Repellent around your table. The combination of this bug spray and fly repellent will help keep all kinds of insects away.

As you set out to enjoy a delicious picnic with your family and friends this fall, remember that there are some easy tips you can follow for a bug-free experience. Remember to try to picnic in a spot that has a breeze and is away from stagnant water, keep your food stored in airtight containers, clean up as you eat, and choose a selection of picnic bug repellents that will work together to keep all kinds of insects away. For the best natural insect repellents, look no further than Lemongrass Farms’ TREK Insect Repellent and SCRAM! Fly Repellent. Made with 100% natural ingredients, these bug sprays not only work but they keep you and the environment safe and healthy!