Home or away, you’ll need to keep pest-free when you’re chowing down on your lunch.
If you’re out and about, where you can’t use an open flame, you can get the same repelling effect as citronella by dotting lemons and limes cut in half around your destined dining spot—a fantastically quick fix.
It’s best to avoid using a picnic blanket that’s brightly coloured as this will mimic the bold colours insects look for in the natural world when pollinating flowers.
Instead, opt for blue and green coloured blankets which don’t register as vividly on the UV spectrum.
For dining at home, you’re in the perfect place for some wasp-deterring flowers. As well as the sight, wasps are attracted to the smell of your flowers for their sweet nectar.
Go for varieties such as pennyroyals, geraniums and marigolds which emit a fragrance that wasps can’t stand, rendering your revelries wasp-free.