Outdoor House Lighting That Keeps Bugs Away Outdoor House Lighting That Keeps Bugs Away

Bugs are naturally attracted to light, so the challenge is to find outdoor house lighting that doesn't interest bugs and invite them into your living space.

What Outdoor Lighting Attracts Bugs?

Bugs are most attracted to bright, white light. Lights positioned directly above or near your doorway bring not only flying insects, but also crawling bugs that will build nests and webs on the building and in surrounding plants.

To avoid attracting bugs, use lighting that is yellow in color, which does not interest them.

What Outdoor House Lighting Works?

To avoid attracting bugs, use lighting that is yellow in color, which does not interest them.

Also consider decorative bug zappers, positioned either near your house or further out in the yard. They are designed to look like and work as functional outdoor lighting, but they will kill bugs that get too close. They are available in that popular white—which provides the best light, and newer solar models, powered by the sun, require no batteries, plugs or complicated installation.

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