Want to soak up the natural beauty of San Diego?

Just head outside.

A breezy and leisurely afternoon can be enjoyed right in your backyard – on a porch or deck.

A Common Problem: Pests

This enjoyment may be cut short by uninvited guests, however. Think bugs, mosquitoes, and even noisy flocks of birds.

These unwelcome visitors aren’t just a nuisance. Birds can wreak havoc on a home’s exterior painting with bird droppings. And mosquitoes… we all know these carry dangerous diseases.

Besides using insect repellants on your skin or spraying the grass, did you know that there is a no-fuss way to help deter bugs and birds? Certain colors of paints are proven to either entice or put off pests.

Paint Colors to Use

Here’s a brief rundown of ideal paint colors for deterring pests:

  • Colors to Deter Birds – Painting Contractors in San Diego, Colossus Painting, recommends using white outdoors if you regularly shoo away large flocks that make it difficult to relax in your backyard. Contrarily, bright colors tend to attract these species.
  • Flying Bugs – Bugs see the world from a different point of view – in UV spectrum. Unlike bright whites or sunny yellow or orange hues that tend to attract bugs, we recommend greens and blues – as these colors aren’t as intense as white and orange – from a bug’s viewpoint, that is.
  • Mosquitoes – Mosquitoes can be a nuisance in certain areas in San Diego County. Try painting the home’s exterior with bright and light colors like white or yellow, for example.

Get a Free Quote for an Exterior Painting Project in San Diego

Colossus Painting can help you pick the right paint color for your needs. To get a complimentary estimate for exterior painting in San Diego, call (858) 688-2248.