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Fixer 09-15-2005 06:31 PM

Decks and bugs
 
My wife hate bugs any ideas what I can ue to keep them aways? The smell of those scented candles makes her head hurt

HandyWoman 09-16-2005 07:44 AM

maybe those bug zappers?

cami7 09-16-2005 09:06 AM

i hate those smells also! how about those torches they are nice looking also decorating the outside :cool:

sechome 09-16-2005 06:46 PM

We use the torches and they are wonderful. The only thing is you kind of have to be sitting somewhere near them, and not too far away.

FirTrader 09-25-2005 01:33 PM

Any bugs in particular?

Screen the thing in. :)

Fixer 09-26-2005 09:23 AM

misquots and my kids are scared of bees one of them got stung last year so when she sees one she is scarced to death

Station 09-27-2005 02:22 PM

We use clear bags of water to keep the flies away. They see their reflection and get scared. Might work with other flying insects.

DJH 11-13-2006 04:05 PM

For bees make a trap. Cut the top off a plastic pop bottle, flip it over and tape it to the bottle. Pour in some sugar water (pop or cool aid etc.) and the bees go in but can't find they're way out. Place it couple a short distance away from the deck, works great.

j&krenovation 11-26-2006 04:15 PM

A good way to do the torches is to use a 3/4" drill bit and drill through the top and bottom caps of your handrail, this works great to hold the torches. If your keeping them outside all the time I recommend getting some of the metal ones because on the bamboo ones dont last very long.


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