How to Repel Bugs When Cooking in the Plaza’s Outdoor Kitchen

April 28th, 2015

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Source: The Plaza.

At our apartments in Foster City with outdoor kitchen facilities, we have effective and more natural tips for repelling bugs while cooking and dining outside.

  • Light citronella candles to fend off mosquitoes with about a five-foot radius per candle; now you have a bug blocking perimeter and some candle-lit ambiance.
  • Garlic is an effective way to keep mosquitoes and flies at bay. This trick works with fresh garlic and garlic oil, whether you’re cooking with it or just setting it out.
  • Your cup is a common place for bugs to end up, especially if you are a fan of fruity drinks or pops that are packed with the sugar these little bugs love. Take away the temptation and opportunity for those unwanted guests to fly into your drink when you are not looking simply by covering it up when you’re not drinking it.
  • While you don’t want to attract bugs to the red wine you might be drinking, you can set them up with a drink of their very own! Pour a small glass and put it somewhere away from your cooking area at our apartments in Foster City with outdoor kitchen so the fruit flies will have their own drink.
  • Fresh lemons and lemon oils can help keep the flies, mosquitoes, and ants from coming to your dinner party; plus, they can provide a light, fresh scent!

Keep these tips in mind the next time you cook at our apartments in Foster City with outdoor cooking features. Ready to learn more about our community? Contact us today.

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