Whether you are having a simple family dinner on the patio or an outdoor party with friends, everything that is part of the environment is an opportunity to express yourself. This extends to managing unwelcome critters.
Wasp catchers are now made of beautiful glass and can be found in colors that compliment modern decor. They do their job without toxic chemicals and with minimal intrusion while you entertain.
Like the wasp catcher, the fly swatter is a yesteryear item that is making a comeback as we have become more conservation conscious. Common household types can still be found at your local hardware store. However, I found some options with a bit more style.
Wisteria has a whimsical, crocheted variety. Hive Modern is where you will find the Dr Sku Fly Swatter by Alessi. This swatter is a piece of modern art and is self standing. Also at MOMA. Henry and Lulu has the most sophisticated swatter on the planet. The Rosendahl model can be yours for just under $100. Charles and Marie brings an Italian product stateside with colorful swatters with the map of Milan!
Lehman's offers wasp traps in olive and amber glass. Olive Barn has similar round versions in the same colors as well as clear. Wind and Weather has a set perfect for ocean or eco decor. Snapp Dragon has a fun selection in pink, purple and teal hues. Unica Home carries the an ultra modern version inspired by magma stones by designer Pernille Vea.
Both the wasp catchers and fly swatters make unique hostess gifts.