Repel Insects with Color!

Repel Insects with Color!

Regina Yunghans
Apr 27, 2011

Summer's right ahead, and with that come wasps building nests in every nook and cranny of home exteriors. There are lots of noxious products out there that claim to keep the wasps and other insects at bay, but did you know that a simple color can do the job?

Light blue paint on porch ceilings isn't just done out of Southern tradition. Apparently, the color also keeps wasps from building nests and spiders from weaving webs overhead. Has anyone tried this and gained some firsthand experience repelling insects with color? Let us know in the comments below!

Image: via Apartment Therapy Boston's Blue Porch Ceilings

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