How to Keep Bugs Out of Outdoor Electronics

How to Keep Bugs Out of Outdoor Electronics

24th Oct 2022

One of the worst things that can happen to your outdoor electronics is for them to get infested with bugs. Not only are bugs unsightly, but they can also cause serious damage to your equipment. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep bugs out of your outdoor electronics and prolong the lifespan of your electronics.

Dangers of Pests in Electronics

Pests in outdoor TVs or electronics might interfere with your devices and potentially cause damage. Electronic equipment can attract a wide variety of pests.

Fortunately, there are ways to stop them from harming your property or damaging your equipment. These suggestions can help you maintain a pest-free and functional environment for your equipment.

Keep Your Outdoor TV and Electronics Clean

It's important to keep your outdoor TV or electronic devices clean to prevent bugs and other pests from getting into them. Here are some tips on how to do so:

  • Use a soft, dry cloth to dust off your TV or electronic device
  • Keep your screens clean
  • Make sure your enclosures are cleaned regularly

Keep Your Outdoor TV and Electronics Covered

If you're planning on using your outdoor TV or other electronics in summer, it's important to keep them covered to protect them from the elements. There are a few ways you can do this. You may hear about options like a simple screen protector, but those won’t offer coverage of the back of the electronics. Below are some other ideas to consider.

Water-Resistant Cover

One way to protect electronics is to use a weatherproof cover. These covers are designed to keep out moisture and dust, and can also help to keep bugs out of your electronics. However, these typically aren't heavy-duty options and won’t provide helpful options like temperature regulation which may be needed to keep your electronics alive outside.

All in One - The TV Shield

If you're looking for a way to keep your TV enclosure clean and disinfected as well as protected from the elements, then The TV shield is just what you need. This product will provide protection from dust and dirt that could otherwise accumulate on screens over time. These robust outdoor TV enclosures like The TV Shield are shatterproof and protect from water, dust, hot or cold temperatures, bugs, and much more.

Use a Bug Zapper

If you're looking for a way to keep bugs out of your outdoor TV and electronics, a bug zapper may be the answer. Bug zappers use ultraviolet light to attract and kill insects, and they can be very effective at keeping your outdoor area free of pests. You can find bug zappers at most home improvement stores, and they're relatively easy to set up. This is a solution to set up in your general outdoor area for generally keeping bug populations down but may not be as effective specifically for keeping bugs out of electronics. Also, make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully to avoid harming yourself or your equipment.

Use Insecticide

Insecticide can be a great way to minimize bugs in outdoor spaces. There are a few things to keep in mind when using insecticide. 

  1. The first thing to remember is always read the label carefully and follow the directions.
  2. Be sure to apply the insecticide in a well-ventilated area. 
  3. Don't use insecticide near food or water. 
  4. Wear protective clothing, including gloves, when applying insecticide. 
  5. Store insecticide in a cool, dry place. 

By following these tips, you can use insecticide safely and effectively to help keep your outdoor living area bug-free. This will help reduce the bug population, but when it comes to larger outdoor electronics like placing your TV outside, an outdoor TV cabinet is a comprehensive protection solution.

Keep Food and Drinks Away from Your Outdoor TV and Electronics

Bugs are attracted to food and drinks, so it's important to keep food and drinks away from your outdoor TV and electronics. The best way to do this is to keep your food and drinks inside and to cover your TV and electronics when you're not using them. You can also use bug spray to keep bugs away from your TV and electronics. If you have an outdoor TV or electronic device that you can't keep inside, make sure to keep it clean and free of food and drink residue. It is also a good idea to keep cords and electronics covered, otherwise small critters, birds, and bugs may nest in wires and warm interiors of the electronics. 

Keep Your Outdoor TV and Electronics Away from Sources of Heat

One tip that can reduce bugs is to keep your outdoor TV and electronics away from sources of heat, like fire pits and grills. Bugs are attracted to heat, so they'll be more likely to fly into your TV or land on your electronic devices if they're close to a heat source. You can also use a bug zapper to keep bugs away from your outdoor TV and electronics. 

In many cases, the best way to most effectively keep bugs away from electronics is to use actual weatherproof cases to protect the TV or electronics. All in all, ensuring pests don’t bother you or destroy your outdoor electronics is very easily doable! Ensure you follow our steps and suggestions, and should you require any further information about purchasing The TV Shield to protect your outdoor TV, feel free to reach out!