If you’re like most people, you plan on spending at least a portion of your Memorial Day weekend outside, sweating by the grill with family and friends, or taking a dip in the pool to avoid the hot (some sources are saying we’re going to hit 100F) Sacramento weather. One thing you shouldn’t get heated-up over, however, is the presence of the various outdoor pests that can make you consider taking your barbecue indoors. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a couple of simple tips and tricks for keeping the bugs at bay so you can play:

  • To keep flies out of your potato salad and barbecue ribs, consider installing a fly trap on the outskirts of your perimeter.
  • Wasps and bees can often be found buzzing around your beverages, looking for something to quench their thirst. A wasp trap, or even just a tray of water set away your party, can keep these pests from hampering your fun.
  • Mosquitoes are everyone’s least-favorite barbecue guest, but they’re rampant in the hot weather of Memorial Day weekend. Keep you and your guests free from the pests by using citronella candles and some bug-repellent.