We’ve all been there – you’re outside, the steak is on the BBQ, the sangria is mixed, the patio table is set and the guests arrive. No, not your friends or neighbors – but those of the uninvited nature – mosquitoes, flies, wasps, hornets, bees or other winged menaces (hopefully not at once. If you’re attracting an army of bugs, you may want to have your pheromone levels tested).
As some don’t care for citronella, and having a fly zapper executing insects a few feet away from your dinner is a bit grim, the Patio Umbrella Mosquito Net by Simple DIY Solutions is an easy option that should please all.
It’s a lightweight mosquito net (just like the name says!) that fits over patio umbrellas. Once it’s draped, the area surrounding your table is protected. This product features a tube sleeve that runs all along the perimeter that is meant to be filled with water or sand in order to weigh the net down, keeping it grounded in the face of breezes and moderate winds. There’s also a zippered door (like what you’d see on a basic tent) that lets you enter or exit the area with as little opportunity for bugs to get in while you’re doing so.
Pests out, food in. Yay, summer! The Patio Umbrella Mosquito Net from Simple DIY Solutions is available for about $35.