Product Talk by Nuffnang: An outdoor Brisbane Christmas without flies

*This is a Product Talk by Nuffnang post

So, I may have mentioned pre-Christmas that we were hosting Christmas at our place for the first time ever. After years of making the pilgrimage either north or south to visit either of our parents we decided to stay in Brisbane and have our own little Christmas. The plan was to cook a roast in the Weber and have a relaxed outdoors dining experience with a mix of hot and cold and some yummy summer desserts.

For the last couple of months, we’ve been barbecuing up a storm but with every whiff of meaty goodness we were harassed by a large legion of flies. And when the sun went down we often had to head inside to avoid the mosquitoes nipping at our feet. So, in the lead up to Christmas we started to discuss our options to keeping the pesky insects at bay. Mosquito coils and cintronella had become a bit of a hazard with young children around, so when I got the chance to try out the Mortein NaturGard Automatic Outdoor Insect Control System it was a spot of good timing.

Christmas Day was the first time we gave it a go, and given the amount of meaty smells emanating from the Weber and the hot, humid day our outdoor dining was almost fly free. There were a couple of persistent ones loitering around, but they seemed to be deterred by the regular bursts of mist containing plant based active ingredients. There are 20 second and 40 second settings and each refill lasts up to 30 hours. We had it on the 40 second setting and the smell was quite pleasant and not too intrusive.

Since then, we’ve had it on most nights as we eat or have drinks outside and it has definitely made a difference to the amount of flies we get hanging around. It’s easy to switch on and off, so you only need use it when you know you’ll need it which for us is anytime food is about.

The whole family was pretty impressed with how well it worked and Master J was particularly enamoured with each burst of mist, shouting ‘MORE, MORE’ everytime it went off. Fly free and entertainment unit in one small package!

How do you keep insects at bay – do you go a traditional fly swat or all new-fangled like the NaturGard?

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