Are bugs plaguing your porch or balcony because of a light? If so, you are not alone.

Homeowners and apartment dwellers alike face the problem of bugs being attracted to lights that are designed to make residential spaces more comfortable and secure.

The following guide will help you learn how to keep bugs away from your porch or balcony lights.

Install a bug zapper

Bug zappers attract bugs and then kill them with electricity. These are effective, but they can be noisy and potentially emit a smell if enough bugs are killed.

Use LED bulbs on outdoor lights

Bugs are attracted to the emission of heat and waves from light bulbs, so installing cooler LED bulbs will instantly reduce the amount of bugs who find your porch or balcony light appealing.

Consider an outdoor fan

Install an outdoor ceiling fan on your balcony or porch–if you have the proper type of overhang for it. Circulating air will keep bugs away while also keeping the area cool and comfortable.

Remove elements that attract bugs outdoors

This includes but is not limited to: standing water, leftover food, certain types of smells such as floral smells, and certain plants.

Use motion-sensor lights to reduce light activity

Install a light designed to turn on with a motion sensor. This will help prevent bugs from accumulating near a light that is always turned on.

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