Buzz kill: If flies are ruining your outdoor experience, go to Dowell Hardware for a bottle of this.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


There are several things I can’t live without during the summer: Coppertone sunscreen, Dior lip maximizer, Sunday Beach bubble bath and a big, floppy hat to keep the sun from giving me more wrinkles.


But if I had to give up all of those luxuries in exchange for one thing, it would be this: Ace Flying Insect Killer.


(Stop rolling your eyes.)


That can of aerosol is like liquid gold at our house where flies like to settle in to raise their families under our back porch.


Flies have destroyed more than one glass of chardonnay while I’ve attempted to enjoy a little me time on the patio.

But no more.


Once I discovered that handy can of aerosol from Dowell Hardware, I’ve become a fly-killing machine.


And I like it.


A few liberal sprays to the back door, patio furniture and brick pillars, and voila, The Husband and I are back to dining alfresco.

With my can getting a little low, I made a pit stop at Dowell Hardware today to stock up, and while I was there, I picked up some mosquito fogger and a few other yard and patio essentials.


If flies are stinking up your outdoor living experience - run, don’t walk - to Dowell Hardware in Stephenville and get a bottle or three of flying insect killer.


It’s a summer must.