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You've waited all year and now it's here: summer vacation! We've got your checklist of must-do's.
You Will Need
- An outdoor insect fogger
- Soap and water
- A sponge
- Garbage cans
- Detergent or ammonia
- An outdoor ant and flying insect repellant
- Food containers with lids
Use outdoor insect fogger
Set off an outdoor insect fogger in the picnic area. The fogger spreads a preventative into the air and onto the surrounding trees, shrubs, and plants.
Keep area clean
Keep the area clean by wiping the table with a soapy sponge and by keeping the area clear of food debris and litter.
Empty and wash garbage cans
Empty garbage cans often and occasionally wash them with detergent or ammonia to deter ants and insects.
Spray around picnic table
Spray the area around the picnic table with an ant and flying insect repellent at least 15 minutes before the planned activity.
Store food in closed containers
Store all picnic foods in containers with lids. Keep the food covered when it's not being served. This discourages food smells from attracting pests.
Clean up spills immediately
Clean up food spills as soon as possible – on the table and on the ground.
Clean area thoroughly after picnic
Clean the area thoroughly after your picnic. Wash and rinse the table and dispose of trash appropriately.